ANIMAL FARM

BOOK DESIGN

Digital Illustration

OVERVIEW

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." The Russian Revolution is told through an allegory in the classic novel, Animal Farm. This new cover parodies the history of Russian Revolution propaganda posters from the early 20th century. On the cover is a mash-up of the pig, Napoleon, from the book and former leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin.

DESIGN PROBLEM

The style is austere and ominous to depict this dark era of communism. The cover emphasizes the influence of the Russian Revolution and the characters who represent real life figures and oppressors. In Canada, this book is part of many high school curricula. This cover will enable educators to reinforce the historical basis from which the story of the farm yard animals was derived.