Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nineteen Eighty-Four





Have you ever wondered what it'd look like if I took a stab at designing the cover for George Orwell's "1984"?

It'd probably look something like the two images above. I don't think I quite got there with them though... They look a little too light-hearted to me. If I were to do it again, I'd choose a font with an "8" that was more squarish and elongated in shape. That might help in getting the menacing tone of big brother across.

Generally though, I do like the kernal of the idea for both of these and the placement of the elements on the covers.

What do you think?

Wait... I've just thought of a rational for the light-hearted tone. Big Brother is there to help you and protect you. He has your best interests at heart, so it is only natural that he should look friendly and approachable while he looks in on you through your view screen.

Yes... that's it! Good thinking on my part. Patting my back now for a job done double-plus-good.

3 comments:

msfitzita said...

Love them. Love them both. But you know that because I was sitting beside you playing on my computer while you were creating these masterpieces and I told you so in person.

But I thought it wouldn't hurt to let the world know how incredibly talented I think you are.

And I do.

Rebecca said...

I've just re-read this, and my cover has a light corridor on the back, and a scary looking dude who I assume is BB on the front... and I'm not kidding, I had to hide it every night cos it scared me so...

cipriano said...

I really like that first image. Excellent.
The 8 is so binocularish.
EVERYTHING IS OBSERVED!
NO HIDING FROM B.B.
I have a 1949 First [Canadian] Edition of the novel.
Have you SEEN how boring that dustjacket is?
Yours is much better!