hardcover to paperback: After Dark by Haruki Murakami
In typical fashion, John Gall has redesigned Chip Kidd’s After Dark (Knopf) for the newly released Vintage paperback edition. The cover features a woman’s face, a common theme in past US paperback designs for Haruki Murakami. The dots on the cover are a holographic foil. To my knowledge this is the first Vintage edition of a Murakami title to utilize any special effects.
The UK fan site for Murakami, Exorcising-Ghosts, is a great resource and has quite a comprehenisve list of book reviews for After Dark, and thumbnails for the cover designs of most international editions for Murakami books.