Friday, September 4, 2009

John Gall: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running


Beautiful adaptation of the hardcover running man for the paperback, which manages to keep true to the illustrated look Gall has established. Whereas Gall usually uses vintage advertising art for Murakami's novels, this book, which is a memoir, appears to be using a new style of illustration. I love the juxtaposition of the photographed runner and the fantastical world he's running in, like the dream-like thoughts inside the runner's head. Big ups to Ian for noting this cover.

2 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

I saw this at the store today and I have to say that I like it so much more than the original. And it has an obvious tie visually to the other stuff that gall did for Murakami... so yeah, I like it.

I actually just tweeted about this today as soon as i saw it gracing the shelves at Powell's...

Alan said...

That is lovely. So good.