If World Cup fever has taught us anything it’s that stickers are definitely not just for kids. Suzanne Dean, the creative director at Random House, certainly thinks so anyway and has created a cover design for Haruki Murakami’s upcoming book ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’ that comes with a sheet of stickers.

The stickers themselves are illustrations from Natsko Seki, Mio Matsumoto, Fumio Obata, Ryu Itadani, and Shinko Okuhara, who were each given characters and colours to reflect in their own style. Inspired by the translation of ‘Tsukuru’ which means to make or to build, the stickers will allow readers to design their own first edition book cover in any way they see fit. If you’re anything like me though the stickers will remain unstuck and safely tucked behind the last page, but that’s hardly the spirit is it?

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki is published on August 20th and London Murakami fans should make note of a rare chance to meet the man himself at Piccadilly Waterstones on August 30th. Maybe he could help you decide where to place that tricky last sticker?






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