New Design For Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Highlights Theme Of Censorship

New Design For Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Highlights Theme Of Censorship
Design

David Pearson reworks the classic novel cover to reference its plot.

Allie Walker
  • 4 january 2013

If you haven’t read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, you can guess a major theme just by looking at this new cover design. Spoiler alert: the book deals heavily with censorship, which designer David Pearson brings to life by covering the black, debossed letters of the title and author with two bars of matt black foil. The choice creates a startling effect- look at the book from far away, and you’ll only be able to tell it’s a Penguin book.

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