Muted Horn Communications published its first book, Down & Outbound: A Mass Transit Satire in November, 2016. 

In June, 2019 Muted Horn founded Destination: Books, an experimental pop-up bookshop, which made its debut at the Decatur Book Festival.  Destination: Books is a member of Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

Muted Horn Communications, LLC


Formed by Murray Browne in 2015, Muted Horn Communications LLC is a small publishing and communications company focusing on books and related areas such as indexing and metadata curation. Browne retired from Turner Broadcasting (now WarnerMedia) in the summer of 2019 as the Director of Metadata Services. Muted Horn Communications LLC is registered with the State of Georgia and the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. 
Destination: Books 
Destination: Books is a local pop-up booth and bookshop that reflects the interests of its proprietor-moderator, Murray Browne, Destination Books specializes in History, Art, Photography, Transportation, Travel, Information Sciences (including data visualization), books about books,  books about distant lands, and book art. The bookshop's website is destinationbooks.net
Publisher of Down & Outbound: A Mass Transit Satire (2016)
Not only is Down & Outbound: A Mass Transit Satire, a humorous book about public transportation, but it is a book designed to be read on public transportation. The "11" by "14" and comb binding was designed to be read with one hand while riding on a bus or subway leaving the other hand free for the "o-shit" strap. (Not unlike holding a cell phone, no?) The book also contains artwork and photography.

Muted Horn put together the entire package: from handling the art direction, to the editing, printing and the promotion. 

More information about the book can be found at downandoutbound.com and on the Books section of this website. 
What is a Muted Horn?

The drawing of the Muted Horn appears in Thomas Pynchon's short 1966 novel, The Crying of Lot 49 as a symbol of an underground movement that relies on its own clandestine postal service. Since the company's founder is a longtime Pynchon aficionado  coupled with Muted Horn's  low-key, under the radar kind of business culture we felt we could shoe-horn these meanings together to make it work.

The neon Muted Horn sign comes from a bar in Berlin (another Pynchon worshipper, no doubt) specializing in delicious beers and meaningful discourse. Pynchon's most famous work is the voluminous Gravity's Rainbow (1973) and was set in post-war Germany, but The Crying of Lot 49 is by far the more accessible (and much shorter) book.