Death and the Penguin

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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

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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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