Vintage books has reissued its Haruki Murakami 15-book backlist with redesigned covers based on a unified color palette of red, black and white, and the use of the circle as a central motif.
The original illustrations were screenprinted by Israeli-born designer Noma Bar. He says that “as with Murakami’s writing, new meaning can be found in my illustrations on closer inspection and these discoveries reveal themselves in layers, like a puzzle.”
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