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George Orwell 1984 & Animal Farm


Client:   Harcourt

Added:   September 05, 2008

Updated:   February 15, 2013

Views: 2644


Unused comps. Project killed.
These are just a few of many I designed for this dream project. Harcourt brought us this project. They have owned the rights to these from the beginning. For decades they have licensed them out. They were considering taking back the license and publishing them themselves. They wanted to have designs ready in case that happened. In the end I guess they thought it was more lucrative to continue licensing them out. Oh well. Would have been the highlight of my career to have seen any of these printed. It was still fun to work on.
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Bruce Gore said on September 10, 2008

Nice indeed, Charles. Very graphic, very eye-catching. Great work-- but then again, I'd expect no less. Bruce

Brandon Hill said on September 10, 2008

rats. that's too bad about them getting killed. How great that must have been to design books that have been on every American's english curriculum... Let me know when you get The Catcher in the Rye gig.

Arthur Cherry said on September 12, 2008

The first set is freakin magnificent! Hopefully they will change their mind. Well you can always dream!

Candy Polo said on September 12, 2008

I'm loving these. The first set especially.

Nate Salciccioli said on September 23, 2008

I remember when you were working on these, and even halfway done, they were awesome. Here's hoping they may yet see the light of day.

Rudolf Lai said on September 25, 2008

Very nice. Iconic.

Henry Sene Yee said on September 25, 2008

I love these 1st set too. Very direct and strong.

Alan Dubinsky said on October 16, 2008

I have to agree with everyone else, here: both sets are great! I'm a sucker for a translucent layer.

cristina bazzoni said on November 12, 2008

Great work! Cristina