Tuesday, October 30, 2018
This Copy of "1984" Gets Less Censored As You Read It [Art]
In 2013, Penguin Books UK released a new cover of 1984 to capture the theme of censorship and also the importance of reading. Designed by David Pearson, the cover has nothing except the publisher and price. Where the title and author should be are what look like black strips like they've been blacked out. However, if you look closely and feel, you can find the missing information has been embossed into the cover.
But that's not the best part. No, the best part is that the black foil strips can be worn off over time, so the more you handle the book, the more the cover becomes clear. It's like every time you pick it up, you're fighting the censorship implied by the cover.
What do you think?
[Via Creative Review via The Verge]
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