Inimitable, cozy alienation: Murakami on his book covers

Haruki Murakami’s book covers…All have a tinge of the surreal and a sense of mystery…

As Murakami once put it, a sense of “inimitable, cozy alienation” hangs over each of Kidd’s book covers — a description that also applies to Murakami’s best novels.

The Stories Behind Haruki Murakami’s Most Iconic Book Covers


Kidd’s process is highly intuitive and unique to each project. Often it comes together quickly; occasionally, he’s struggled. Murakami, though, is almost always pleased by the results.

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