Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Art of the Mash-Up: Call for Entries

Quirk Books and Bridgeman Art Library are co-sponsoring a design competition for the most creative mash-up title and book cover design. Submissions are due by March 11, 2011.

The iconic “Zombie Lady” on the cover of the New York Times Best Seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captured the imagination of readers around the world and has become one of the most recognizable book jackets in recent history. Once the portrait of Marcia B. Fox, Quirk Books designer Doogie Horner obtained the image from Bridgeman Art Library and removed the flesh from her jaw line, reddened her eyes, and added a few blood stains to this once genteel image. Since then, Quirk Books has utilized images from Bridgeman’s collection to create striking cover artwork for the entire Quirk Classics series.

On March 22, 2011, Quirk Books will release Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, the final book in the PPZ trilogy. To celebrate, Quirk Books and Bridgeman Art Library invite you to create your own mash-up title and original book cover using a public domain book title and a fine art painting from Bridgeman’s collection. Submit your entries by March 11, 2011 for a chance to win a grand prize package. To learn more about Quirk Classics and check out their subsequent titles, click here.

For more information, rules, and how to enter head over to Bridgeman Art Library by clicking here. May the best Mash-Up win!


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