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Monday, November 10, 2008

Remember These Orwell Covers?

Penguin UK is selling signed and numbered A2-sized (approx 16.5 x 23.5 inches) screen prints of these Shepard Fairey-designed covers. There are only 200 of them, and they're sold as part of a set (with the books). Details are here. UPDATE: They're sold out.

Previous post and comments on these covers are here.


6 comments:

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

I always liked these. Many people hated them. The only thing I really didn't like is Shepard's little OBEY logo on them...

They sure do make great posters...

tim said...

these are pretty dang cool… why couldn't SF have made the cover for Smashing Pumpkins' Zeitgeist as good as this…

Mister Allred said...

1984 is my birth year :)

alan said...

sold out...

BeadBag said...

I love these covers, and also the others you have put up in your blog. This is an unusual subject, but so we dont realise how important the book cover design is. Here's a link to my favourite Orwell book - and I love the cover: http://www.huxley.net/

Grey Thornberry said...

Beautiful covers, but they raise a spectre for me when, about 6 years ago as AD for BOMC, I submitted a redesign for Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, using Shepard Fairey's artwork (we had been clasmates and I got him to agree to the concept in advance)
Unfortunately the editors had never heard of him and rejected the concept outright. Of course design is always a compromise, but I couldn't help but feel they missed a great opportunity then, pre-Obama iconography.