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Update: Times Crash Competition

Author: • Jan 19th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, visual art

Over on the forum, Gareth has posted an update on the competition held by the Times to design the cover for a limited edition of Crash. I thought I’d bring the info to the front of the site, as a few people have been emailing me for news.

Gareth says:

I emailed the Times of couple of times and put a few comments on the competition page but heard nothing. Snooping around the Harper Perennial website I located the email address of Siobhan Kenny, the Communications Director, next day I received the following response, the end is in sight?

“Dear Mr Buxton

I do apologise for the lack of update on the competition to design a cover for a special edition of JG Ballard’s Crash. Unfortunately, changes to our publishing schedule resulted in our not being able to put the special edition into production in 2008 as planned. Instead therefore we hope to publish the new edition, complete wtih the winner’s artwork, as part of the series of events celebrating the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate in 2009. As soon as the details are finalised, we will of course inform the winner and publicise it more widely togethr with Times Online.

We are sorry for this delay but we hope that the greater prominence the book will receive by being part the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate will give the winner and the book more public profile.

Best wishes
Siobhan Kenny, Communications Director”

I also asked her to contact the Times and put an update on the competition web page, she agreed to arrange this.

..:: Previously on Ballardian:
+ Announcement: Crash Cover Competition
+ Crash Kama Sutra
+ Crash Cover Conundrum
+ Design a cover for Crash

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  1. how to botch a promotion… their first mistake was limiting the contest to the UK only… they should have opened it up to anywhere HarperCollins books are sold

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