Who is Haruki Murakami's first cover artist?
August 30, 2008 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Who is the cover artist for the original Japanese editions of Haruki Murakai's first three novels?

The recent interest in the covers of international editions of Haruki Murakami's books stirred a long-simmering question in my mind: who is the cover artist for his first three novels? If you google image for it, the artist's signature is visible on the cover and it looks like "M. Sasaki" but I don't think it's this M. Sasaki - the style just looks too different. Can anyone provide a definitive answer?
posted by symbebekos to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Japanese Wikipedia article for Maki Sasaki (佐々木マキ) indicates that the M. Sasaki you've found is indeed the one responsible for the covers. This site (in Japanese), and in particular this page list Sasaki's works, including the Murakami covers he's done.
posted by mariokrat at 11:53 AM on August 30, 2008

Response by poster: Wow, thank you! His other, really cartoony style, totally threw me off.
posted by symbebekos at 12:14 PM on August 30, 2008

How about this-- anybody know of a place to find Murakami's book covers as large JPG's, say for a cool wallpaper or something?
posted by phaedrus441 at 2:33 AM on August 31, 2008

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