Thursday, 12 August, 2010
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009
How relevant does George Orwell’s classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, which depicts a bleak dystopian future for humanity, remain 60 years after its publication?
The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which opposes increased regulation, used the anniversary to put out a press release arguing that “the crusade for global governance led by environmental activist groups in the name of combating global warming” represents a 1984-style threat to personal freedom today. The CEI has released a video clip based on the famous 1984-themed Apple Computer ad in which Al Gore appears as Big Brother lecturing a zombie-like captive audience in gray uniforms on the perils of global warming.
Thursday, 9 April, 2009
Graphic designer Alexander Charchar goes about creating a book cover for George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four that is representative of the novel itself.
I wasn’t trying to design something that I thought would sell the book better than any other cover designed. In fact, where I ultimately ended up would probably sell the least amount of books as only those who have read the story would understand the reference – and more importantly, it’s not a reference they would go hunting for on the shelves. No, I just wanted to try something that felt a little more fitting.