The Papers of James Graham Ballard: Four Text Collages (Project for a New Novel)

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"J G Ballard created this series of four graphically experimental text collages in the late 1950s. The work was later titled Project for a New Novel. Ballard formed the ‘novel’ from scientific and technical material cut from professional literature such as Chemical and Engineering News (Ballard then worked for the journal of the Society of Chemical Industry). Letters, words and sentence fragments are pasted onto backing sheets with glue. Their design visually references everyday media, with headlines, body text and double-page spreads suggesting a magazine layout. Originally Ballard planned to display the work on billboards, as if it was a public advertisement."—https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/text-collages-by-j-g-ballard-c-1958#
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