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Submission for the Penguin Student Design Awards 2019, I chose to redesign the cover for Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, under the adult fiction category.

My concept was to show the two worlds that Toru experiences throughout the book, the hustle and bustle of Tokyo contrasted with the quietness of the Ami Hostel where he goes to visit Naoko.

Using streaks of blue, green and yellow water colour to create a background for the Tokyo cityscape, scanned into illustrator to create marks to represent signage within the city. This is contrasted with the bottom half of the design with a minimal grey wash of colour showing Toru and Naoko on one of their many walks. Put together with a rip diagonally across the spread to represent Toru's struggled between both worlds.

// Book Cover Design.