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Winning reworked Man Booker Prize cover revealed

Winning reworked Man Booker Prize cover revealed

Daniella Kemp’s striking new design for Life of Pi has been chosen as the winner of a cover art contest.  

Daniella Kemp cover design for Life of Pi by Yann Martel Launched earlier this year by The Bridgeman Art Library and the Man Booker Prize the competition celebrated the Library’s 40th year. Entrants were challenged to rework the cover art of one of five Man Booker Prize winning titles from the last 40 years, utilising archives from the Bridgeman Art Library’s extensive archives. The books chosen were 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 Yann Martel.

Judged by Victoria Bridgeman, CEO of the Bridgeman Art Library and David Caines, Design Director for the Man Booker Prizes, Daniella Kemp’s design was chosen for its ‘minimum distraction, maximum impact' appeal. She wins a copy of each of the Man Booker Prize 2012 longlisted novels and a printed canvas of her entry.

Attracting a large number of creative submissions from the UK and abroad the runners up were:






Staven Andersen

Chris Berry



Staven Andersen

Nial Smith


 

 

Detail of Daniella Kemp's winning cover
Detail of Daniella Kemp's winning cover. Image credit: Tiger, Buddhist Monastery, North India (wall painting), Indian School / The Bridgeman Art Library