2013 – Book Cover Design Prize

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The 2013 Book Cover Design Prize is a one-off open call for artists, designers and illustrators based in the South West, UK

2013 – Book Cover Design Prize (Missorts Vol.II)

We are seeking an intriguing and eye-catching cover design for the first printed edition of a Bristol-based novella Missorts Volume II by author Tony White.

The writer Tony White is best known for his 2003 novel Foxy-T, and has been described by The Guardian as ‘a serious, engaging voice of the modern city’.Missorts Volume II is a contemporary work of fiction that does for Bristol what Foxy-T did for London.  Set in the shadow of the derelict former Royal Mail sorting office next to Bristol Temple Meads station, the novella follows four local characters, whose lives across two decades have been transformed by loves lost and letters found.

Published in November 2013 in a limited edition of 250, this will be the first print version of the novella, which was published by Situations as a free e-book in November 2012, to accompany Tony White’s permanent public sound work,Missorts.

Situations is a Bristol-based visual arts organisation. We are committed to providing sustained support in talent development and are launching an open call to artists and creatives from the  South West to conceive a cover design that will capture the intrigue, personal stories and Bristolian context of the novella. Entrants will have their work reviewed by a panel of leading experts including Emily King, design historian and former editor of Frieze magazine, and Fraser Muggeridge, award-winning graphic designer and educator.

What you will win:
– £350 prize
– 10 complimentary signed copies of the limited edition novella
– A national PR campaign including Bristol and London launches of the book

Deadline is Monday 2 September 2013 at 12pm

designers toolbox, including guidelines and FAQs, logos, a complete text of Missorts Vol.II and design templates can be foundhere

For anything else:
missorts@situations.org.uk
0117 930 4282
or use @Situationsuk or #missorts to talk to us on twitter

Further information about the Missorts public artwork can be found at www.missorts.com

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