Cover for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
**WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE! YES, that’s winners plural!**
**Due to the crazy amount of entries to this competition (and the ensuing CR office debate) we will be announcing the winner on Monday morning, before midday (GMT). The competition is now closed.**
Last month we featured illustrator Noma Bar’s new cover designs for Vintage Books’ latest editions of Haruki Murakami’s works. Today, we’re giving away a set of the 13 screenprints made for the covers by Tuckshop at Print Club London…
Tuckshop is Print Club London‘s bespoke screenprinting service, and the gang did a stirling job of rendering Bar’s black, red and off-white illustrations for the covers, which were, says Random House creative director Suzanne Dean, “screenprinted by hand to give them a personal and softer edge”.
Thanks to Vintage and Print Club London we have a set of 13 prints to give away – each one appears without the titling or author’s name and is also signed by Bar himself. You can see some of the other covers in the set on our previous post, and at the Vintage Books Design tumblr.
To be in with a chance of winning the set, we want you to propose a title for a future Murakami story (in the comments below), befitting the author’s preference for the strange and surreal. There’s his novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, for starters, or perhaps The Second Bakery Attack from his The Elephant Vanishes short story collection.
Did we mention Super-Frog Saves Tokyo? You get the idea.
We’ll pick a winner – the story or book title posted in the comments that we like best – at 11am (GMT) on Friday this week and announce the name on this post.
Noma Bar is represented by Dutch Uncle.
UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE!
Cover for What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Cover for Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Cover for A Wild Sheep Chase
Artwork for two of the finished covers
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