J G Ballard surrealist book cover art

A selection of surrealist book covers from Ballard novels/short story collections.

Crash (1973)

getting major Mad Max vibes from this one… 

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The Atrocity Exhibition (1970)

this cover features Dali’s ‘anthropomorphic cabinet’ (1936)

(above: comic-stylized pictorial version of the text done for RE Search. Be sure to check out the images inside too which are really interesting. With the progression of the novel the pictures move internally through the human body, which gradually morphs into images of the concretised landscape.)

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High Rise (1975)

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Other:

Concrete Island (1974)

Hello America (1981)

also Hello America

The Unlimited Dream Company (1979). This is my favourite novel by Ballard, and my favourite cover too. This book is phenomenal in every way and his most Surrealist by far

 

David Pelham’s unique style of art worked perfectly with Ballard’s unique style of writing

 

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cover based on Ballard’s short story ‘The Drowned World’

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