Murakami’s new backlist design uses the circle as a central motif and the palette is limited to red, black and off-white. This creates a strong and consistent identity for the set.
Murakami’s work has a sense that something has been lost or hidden, what is real and what is not. To match this playfulness for the covers, we commissioned Noma Bar, a talented Israeli-born and London-based illustrator. His 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.
Noma Bar is represented by Dutch Uncle and can be found here.
Covers Illustrated by Noma Bar (except Birthday Stories and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman).
These are very nice. Simple, but I love the hidden imagery in the negative space.
I’ve wanted to pick up and read a Murakami book for a while now and I think this has inspired me to do so.
The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways.
This is pretty cool. I only travel two stops most days so there is no point in me reading on the tube, but this tumblr at least makes me want to read more in general.
Ordered Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus last week and have already finished it. It carried on the tell-all nature, the antics, and Mark’s humour that I loved about his Club Trillion blog. Definitely worth the read.
#Don't Put Me In Coach
I’m only about half way through this book, but already it is one of the most insightful, inspirational and interesting biographies I’ve ever read.
..but then again you expect nothing less when the subject is Steve Jobs.
I seem to start reading a book, get half way to three quarters through it, and then start reading another without finishing the first book. At least over this Christmas break I may get a chance to go back and finish a few/one.
So far on my list to finish:
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Hollywood by Charles Bukowski
Sex, Drugs, & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
I also want to start reading these at some point in the near future:
Infinite Jest and The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
Other Bukowski books
Any others I need to/should add to this list?