Bridgeman's Booker winner
Daniella Kemp has won a competition to redesign the cover of one of five Man Booker Prize-winning novels using images from the Bridgeman Art Library
The competition asked entrants to use Bridgeman Art Library’s extensive archives in order to recreate covers for G by John Berger, Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth or The Life of Pi by Yan Martel.
Kemp's winning design (above) features Tiger, a wall painting from a Buddhist monastery in North India. She wins a framed print of her design, supplied by Bridgeman’s Art on Demand service, and a set of the books longlisted for this year’s Man Booker prize.
The runners-up were Staven Andersen for two designs, Sacred Hunger, which features a British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society stamp (Images of Empire/UIG / Bridgeman), and G, which makes use of a detail from Titian's Venus of Urbino (before 1538, Titian (c.1488-1576) / Uffizi / Bridgeman)
Chris Berry for his version of Schindler's Ark, featuring a detail from a portrait of the South African writer John Langalibalele Dube, photographer unknown, Bridgeman
and Nial Smith for The English Patient, whose design makes use of three images from the archive (clockwise from to left); Sopwith 7F 1 Snipe, English School, (20th century) / © Look and Learn / Bridgeman; Musculature of the face, plate from 'Traite Complet de l'Anatomie de l'Homme' by Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery, 1866-67 (coloured engraving), by Nicolas Henri Jacob, (1782-1871) / Bibliotheque de la Faculte de Medecine / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman and Nude Woman with Hands in Hair, Didier Gaillard (b.1953) / © Special Photographers Archive / Bridgeman
All the entries can be seen here
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If you would like to see all design entries for this competition they have been uploaded as albums for each book title on Bridgeman Art Library's Facebook page. Feel free to post your comments :)
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Some truly terrible entries on that Facebook page. I wish I'd know about this competition, I'd loved to have been apart of it. The winners are just the best of a bad bunch. Shame. Poor effort all round.
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