Animal Farm Book Cover

Client

Penguin Student Design Awards

Date

2018

Categories

Graphic Design | Illustration

The Penguin Random House Student Design Award is an annual competition open to students in higher education who want to pursue a career in design and experience a real cover design brief. The winners will get a 4 week placement at Penguin Random House Design Studios. Entrants can submit one design into each category from Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction and Children’s Fiction. The designs need to be striking, imaginative, well executed and clearly place the book for its market. A strong and confident use of typography and understanding of design is vital, as well as a creative and original concept.

Concept

I decided to work on both the Adult Fiction (Animal Farm by George Orwell) as I felt it would give me a challenge as the idea’s could be slightly more literal and narrative based. I wanted to create a minimalist design using textural aspects in order to represent both the themes chaos and regimen seen in the book.

Concept

I decided to work on both the Adult Fiction (Animal Farm by George Orwell) as I felt it would give me a challenge as the idea’s could be slightly more literal and narrative based. I wanted to create a minimalist design using textural aspects in order to represent both the themes chaos and regimen seen in the book.

Outcome

I used a variety of techniques including photography, bleaching, letterpress, hand typography and digital collage. I wanted to keep a simple colour palette using only white, black and red tones to give a sense of danger and sterility. The colours also reflect the Soviet Union and the Russian Revolution, which are believed to be represented in the book.

Outcome

I used a variety of techniques including photography, bleaching, letterpress, hand typography and digital collage. I wanted to keep a simple colour palette using only white, black and red tones to give a sense of danger and sterility. The colours also reflect the Soviet Union and the Russian Revolution, which are believed to be represented in the book.