Striking cover design

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-12-10-57-pmAustralian publisher Text has a new edition of George Orwell’s 1984 out later this month. It has a clever and minimalist cover design that carries a nice allusion to the book’s memorable opening line.

Since its first publication in 1949, designers have taken many different approaches to 1984. Scarlett Rugers, the book design agency, has a short article showing 42 different cover designs that have been used for Orwell’s classic.