Haruki Murakami Book Covers by Noma Bar

October 04, 2012

Book publisher Vintage has teamed up illustrator Noma Bar with the now classic novels of Japan's most famed writer, Haruki Murakami, to create a brilliant series of new book cover designs.

Creative Review notes that Random House creative director Suzanne Dean says of the new series, "Murakami's work has a sense that something has been lost or hidden, what is real and what is not," she says. "To match this playfulness for the covers, we commissioned Noma Bar [whose] powerful graphic illustrations cleverly utilise negative space concealing secondary images and illusions. Noma's illustrations were screenprinted by hand to give them a personal and softer edge."