As popular, contemporary authors go, few offer story lines as imaginative or images as vivid as Haruki Murakami’s. So it was exciting to learn, via Super Punch, that the LVMH-affiliated design site Nowness is running a competition for the best original art inspired by Murakami’s work in advance of the English-language publication of his newest novel, 1Q84. Now that the entries are in, readers have been invited to vote, and six winners will be crowned on October 25th. We’ve posted a selection of our favorite pieces — which range from photos to paintings to book-cover designs — after the jump.
Monica Ramos, inspired by Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood
Bryand, inspired by The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haejeon Jessica Lee
Jake Snellin, inspired by “Super-Frog Saves Tokyo” from the short-story collection after the quake
Justinebelle, inspired by Kafka on the Shore
Concheven, inspired by Kafka on the Shore
Vidha Saumya, inspired by Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World