Tragedy revealed

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami.
Design by John Gall and Jaime Keenan.

I've always liked this cover for Murakami's non-fiction account of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway. Superimposing the subway map on an illustration of human physiology (suggesting alternately the central nervous system and the shape of human lungs), the design provides an apt metaphor for the events that stopped a city in its tracks and shocked a society on the whole.

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