Amy Cox

Animal Farm

Brief: Create a new book cover for Animal Farm


I chose to focus my cover on the important theme of deception. Throughout the novel both the working animals and the outside world are deceived by the ruling animals, they make food appear plentiful and working conditions appear superior when life on the farm is worsening.  This pretence is emphasised by the juxtaposition between the front cover, the strong, bright farm scene and the cardboard cut-out back cover showing the reverse scene.

I created this paper and cardboard design by paper cutting both designs by hand and layering the pieces on top of each other. 


To expand this idea I created a proposal for a shop-front display to celebrate Animal Farm. From the front window there would be a bright, paper-cut illustration. Once you are inside the shop you then see the cardboard cut outs, the decpetion of the front.