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  • Cover design for The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

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    Task: to design a book cover.

    The events of the book unfold during the rule of Kim Jong-il. The protagonist—brought up in the spirit of serving his country—is a son of a disappeared mother and an influential father in charge of an orphans’ labor camp. The Korean authorities quickly appreciate the devotion and intuition of the boy. Considering himself a “humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Pak Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper and abducts Japanese citizens under the guise of a signalman on a fishing boat. He goes to America as a member of a diplomatic delegation, but ends up in jail.

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    The cover

    Release date: January 27 2014


    art director
    Artemy Lebedev
    Yana Moskalyuk
    Filipp Luschevsky
    Katerina Andreeva
    project manager
    Olga Kallaur

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