Some how I missed these when they were first published in 2014,1 but British publisher Fourth Estate has reissued 21 books by J.G. Ballard with covers designed Stanley Donwood. Donwood, who is perhaps best known for his artwork for Radiohead, talked about Ballard and the cover designs on the 4th Estate blog:
I have done many strange things in order to design these covers; I’ve visited underground laboratories, watched the huge sky under the Fens, ignited flammable liquids, fired guns, melted quantities of wax, poured liquid nitrogen across a table and taken deliveries of hypodermic needles.
(via Rhys Tranter)
- Tim O’Brien Series Design by Jo Walker, September 29, 2015
- This Is Where We Live, December 1, 2008
- Will Self on J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World, September 1, 2013