Book Cover Design
Kinokuniya books
Art Direction & Design

Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎) is a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His novels, short stories and essays, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, deal with political, social and philosophical issues, including nuclear weapons, nuclear power, social non-conformism, and existentialism. Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today.

紀伊國屋書店 Kinokuniya Shoten In the celebration of Kenzaburo Oé asked to redesign the covers of the most prominent novels: 

An Echo of Heaven
A Quiet Life
Sometimes the Heart of the Turtle

August 2016