Design a BFI Film Classic cover
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of BFI Film Classics, the British Film Institute's renowned series of books on landmarks in world cinema. To celebrate, CR and BFI Publishing are giving one student the chance to design the cover of a special edition of one of these renowned books.
BFI Film Classics is 'a series of books that introduces, interprets and celebrates landmarks of world cinema'. For its 20th anniversary, 12 books in the series are being re-issued in a special, limited-edition set. Each will sport a new cover (including Chloe Giordano's design for The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie, above, and Mark Swan's cover for Went the Day Well? by Penelope Houston, below).
CR and BFI Publishing are offering one student the chance to design the cover of one of the titles in the series – Mark Sanderson's book on Nicolas Roeg's classic 1973 chiller Don't Look Now. The winning design will be used on the 20th anniversary edition of the book, to be published in August 2012.
This competition is open to students in full- or part-time education on an art or design course in the UK only (sorry overseas readers). It will be judged by a panel consisting of representatives of BFI Publishing, Sight & Sound magazine, CR editor Patrick Burgoyne and author Mark Sanderson.
In addition to having their design appear on the front cover of the anniversary edition of Don't Look Now, the winner will receive an exclusive invitation to the series launch event at the BFI, a set of all 12 BFI Publishing Film Classics 20th anniversary editions and a one-year subscription to Creative Review.
Two runners-up will each receive a copy of all 12 BFI Publishing Film Classics 20th anniversary editions.
Deadline: February 13, 2012. Download an entry form with full details and terms and conditions here.
The limited edition, collectable set of the twelve 20th anniversary BFI Film Classics will be published in August 2012 and will feature the following titles:
The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie, cover by Chloe Giordano
Citizen Kane by Laura Mulvey; cover by Eric Skillman (above)
Blade Runner by Scott Bukatman; cover by Paul Pope
Vertigo by Charles Barr; cover by Nick Morley
Taxi Driver by Amy Taubin; cover by Marc Atkins (below)
Went the Day Well? by Penelope Houston, new foreword by Geoff Brown; cover by Mark Swan
Metropolis by Thomas Elsaesser; cover by Cristiana Coucerio
Singin' in the Rain by Peter Wollen with a new foreword by Geoff Andrew; cover by Louise Weir
Don't Look Now By Mark Sanderson; cover by you?
There are also three new books in the BFI Classics series:
Snow White by Eric Smoodin; cover by Su Blackwell; photography by Jochen Braun
La Règle du jeu by Victor Perkins; cover by Andy Bridge
The Conformist by Christopher Wagstaf; cover by Eda Akaltun
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great idea, lovely examples above it will be great to see the full final output
Nice idea - shame like most of these things the possible entrants are limited.
Maybe one day institutions purporting to be about film and the quality of the work will stop focusing on age, experience or education of people they submit ideas. Must. Move. Out. Of. The Bubble. :)
Great work. The future is creative and we are seeing the people that are making it. What a pleasure.
Will be great to see the outcome of these - a real challenge to retain the originality with a new angle.
Wish I was part of an institution so I could submit, looks like fun.
The deft needlework on The Wizard of Oz reminds me of the delicious evening bags and minaudières made to resemble books by Olympia Le-Tan.
The Wizard of Oz one is fantastic. Gorgeous concept by a very talented artist.
"Don't Look Now By Mark Sanderson; cover by you?"
Yes, it was by me! It isn't up on here though :(
Ignore my last post - woops! Here it is:
Thanks CR, BFI and Palgrave Macmillan for such a wonderful opportunity! I'm still over the moon with the result.
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