Death and the Penguin


I set myself a project recently of doing mock book covers. First up is Death and the Penguin, by Andrey Kurkov. I did both English and Russian versions of the cover. I’m not sure how successful it is, though. The map I used in the collage is of Kiev.

  Death and the penguin

Smert' postoronnego

The original Russian title means “death of an outsider” which is a bit generic sounding. It seems the book is far more popular in the UK than in Ukraine or Russia, I suppose because the English translator chose a much more eye-catching title

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