No free thought
1984 is a 1949 novel that reflects a dystopia by George Orwell about an oligarchical, collectivist, oligarchical society. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control. The individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meagre existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and reconversion.
Statement of Intent:
I'm sure everyone is familiar with 1984. It was written in 1949 by George Orwell. The book was very controversial and futuristic when it came out. I chose it because it has so many unique themes and I feel I can experiment a lot with the jacket. I want to use mostly type and maybe a photograph. But I want most of the empasis to be on the type. I think a simple type solution works for this particular novel. The chaos and craziness that goes on in Winston's mind needs to be apparent.