Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is a story of a young man haunted by a significant loss. I tried to evoke feelings of wistfulness and vulnerability through the design of the book cover.

Tsukuru Tazaki, the main character, isn’t depicted on the cover to highlight his clear absence from the group. There’s an uncomfortable space between the four people walking, to convey the idea that someone, particularly Tsukuru, is missing or struggling to catch up.

Unsolicited. Proposed book cover made in Gael Towey and Stephen Doyle’s Telling Stories class at the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Design program.


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