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Penguin Gives 1984 by George Orwell a Special Blacked-Out Cover

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: May 30, 2014 • References: penguin and creativecriminals
1984 by George Orwell is a controversial book that has found itself on many banned book lists over time, but it's come to be a literary classic and a staple that many kids now read in school.

Following the success of the 'Penguin's Great Ideas' series, this special cover for 1984 was created, communicating the story as simply as possible through the use of typography. In this case, the title of Orwell's novel has been completely blacked out, representative of themes in the book like censorship and constant surveillance by "Big Brother." Instead of making the type pop out, in this case, it's been debossed so that it's more difficult than usual to read, almost like how free thinking in the Orwellian world is suppressed.