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Norwegian Wood

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE - 2019 STUDENT COMPETITION

Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami

 
 
B format, 198mm high x 129mm wide, spine 25 mm wide

B format, 198mm high x 129mm wide, spine 25 mm wide

 

Inspiration:

My aim was to create an a single illustration that captured the tension between the characters in the book. The illustration responds to the tether of the characters entanglement with themselves and their platonic and or romantic relationships with others. It can be interpreted as hands that reach out to each other, or as a rope on a single thread. Toru’s dilemma between holding on to the past and letting go of his grief left a lasting impression for me as the reader. This became the key inspiration for my design. 

 

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