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Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Jun 1st, 2018. Artwork published in
April 2018
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    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.” — Alexandra Alter, New York Times

    Striking use of copper foil on this jacket design for Madeline Miller’s Circe — and if you turn the book a certain way, her eyes jump out at you! The type appears to be a customized Gill Sans.

    See also the UK cover designed by David Mann for Bloomsbury.

    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 2
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    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 3
    Source: https://www.littlebrown.com Little, Brown. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 4
    Source: https://www.amazon.com Little, Brown. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Gill Sans
    • Electra

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    4 Comments on “Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)”

    1. Brita Larson says:
      Nov 5th, 2018  5:17 am

      Hi!

      Can anyone identify the font used in the main text body? I have seen it before but can’t identify it.

      Thanks!

    2. Nov 5th, 2018  4:04 pm

      Hi Brita, it’s one of the digital versions of Electra. I’ve added one image from the interior above.

    3. Nov 5th, 2018  10:23 pm

      And Electra is a name with classical provenance, too! Coincidence?

    4. Nov 6th, 2018  10:08 am

      Good catch, Chris!

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