The concept of this cover design is character growth and memory. The leaf symbolises the growth of the main character, Toru Watanabe, after the highs and lows he faced throughout the book. The colour represents the 1960s time period and the roughness on the background texture mirrors character struggles in the book. The typography on the book cover has been etched into a sycamore leaf, demonstrating the theme of memory. Memory can sometimes be blotchy and I wanted to convey this in the font by having some of the lettering unreadable allowing the mind to fill in the blanks.