This is my book cover re-design of Animal Farm. The challenge with this brief was to reflect the book’s status as one of the great modern political allegories and bring the story to a new generation of readers.
I focused on the theme of deception. In the book, the animals in charge work the rest of the animals harder and harder yet re-write history and give speeches to persuade them that their lives are improving. The animals in charge also deceive visitors to the farm, they fill the corn sacks up only at the top when their are food shortages so as to appear prosperous.
I chose to reflect this deception by creating the front cover as an ordinary, successful farm yet
the truth of the situation is reflected on the back cover. The reverse of the design is shown as
cardboard cut-outs, this 'fakery' conveys the deceit.