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Catalog'18

Cover Illustration & Design

International Festival of Book Illustration & Visual Literature

October 12th – 14th 

Moscow, 2018

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 

and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, 

was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism, an attitude

that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.

 

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought,

and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

ANIMAL

FARM

GEORGE ORWELL

Book Cover Design

Made as a contribution

to the Student Design Award'18

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 

and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, 

was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism, an attitude

that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.

 

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought,

and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

Noughts Crosses

MALORIE BLACKMAN

Book Cover Design

Made as a contribution

to the Student Design Award'18

Noughts & Crosses is a series by English author Malorie Blackman of young adult novels, including two novellas, set in a fictional dystopia. 

The series describes an alternative history of human evolution in which African people had gained a technological and organisational advantage over the European people, rather than the other way around, with Africans having made Europeans their slaves. The series takes place in an alternate 21st century Britain.

 

First published in 2001 Noughts & Crosses deals with racism, terrorism, the class system

and the artificial divides we always seem to put between ourselves and others.

It is as relevant now as it was then.

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