Friday, January 11, 2008

Design a cover for J.G.Ballards's Crash Novel

The Times (UK) have recently announced a competition to design a cover for the famous J.G.Ballard novel "Crash". This is a dream come true for artist fans of Ballards work. I am really looking forward to the challenge of producing some work to a quite specific brief i.e:

All designs must be 197mm x 129mm in size, and include the book title, the author's name, the Harper Perennial logo and this quote, ‘A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is amongst our finest writers of fiction’ Anthony Burgess
Crash deals with many subjects including our unhealthy relationship with and the fetishisation of technology and so I'm thinking of using some of the OFM sculptures in my cover design.