'Brave New World' Folio Society Competition Illustration entry by Haydn Symons
. The brief asked creatives to produce three internal designs and a binding design for the book ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley. The first scene shows dancers at Westminster Abbey, which is brightly coloured to represent artificial happiness which is a theme throughout the book.
The second scene shows a scene away from the Brave New World, where a ‘savage’ sits on the edge of the cliff. Haydn wanted this to represent loneliness, but more importantly reality, that the Brave New World doesn’t achieve.
The third shows a combination of these two ideas, showing a dark and murky Guildford, against the real and honest environment around the lighthouse. These surroundings are meant to show a contrast between the two.