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Sunday, February 18, 2007

After Dark


I get *really* excited about new Murakami novels for two reasons:

1. I love Murakami novels. I like his short fiction; I *love* his novels.

2. Knopf (usually Mssrs. Gall and/or Kidd) always does such a wonderful job with the Murakami books. Looks like another home run to me, and a long wait until May 8 when it's released.

Interesting that "A Novel" is placed right in the middle of the cover. This here blog gets more comments about the use and placement of "A Novel" than pretty much any other design-related issue. Personally, from what I can tell from the scan I like it; it draws my eye deep into the cover and enhances the three-dimensionality that the photo and the overlay treatment create.

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8 comments:

Brett Battles said...

Love this cover. And REALLY excited about a new Murakami book! Just pre-ordered. Thanks for pointing it out.

rayts said...

i guess if you're a fan, May 8 is such a long time. least to say, i am excited to get a copy of the book.

Thomas said...

The graphics are pretty cool and I like the tie in with the subject. BUT, the font use is not working. Panoptics or a lesser feels dated and not well thought out...

David said...

I love Murakami's books and Chip Kidd's designs for the US covers are usually fantastic (Wind-Up Bird was a particular high point). This design leaves me cold though - is it by Kidd? I agree with Thomas too: the font doesn't work. I'll probably buy the UK edition instead.

Anonymous said...

This one does little for me.
Although I have loved Murakami covers of the past

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this cover. I wouldn't even read the book, I would just stare at the cover and take in the content through osmosis.
Great blog by the way.

Lotto said...

Does anyone here know what font that is on the cover? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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