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Our Times

 
 

Client:   Picador

Added:   December 29, 2010

Updated:   December 29, 2010

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Description:

The third book in A. N. Wilson's trilogy of British histories, begun with The Victorians, and continued with After The Victorians. For a book that traces the changes in British identity over the latter half of the 20th century, I chose to mix elements from two icons of design (the 1939 Ministry of Information KEEP CALM poster, and Jamie Reid's famous cover for the Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen single) that represent totally different Britains that we can be nostalgic for, or horrified by, depending on the lens we use. In addition, neither of these represents a current British identity—the one that the author argues is either lost, or totally nonexistent.

Art Director: Henry Yee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Charles Brock said on January 13, 2011

Great work Alex. I love this.

 
 

Alex Camlin said on January 13, 2011

Thanks Charles!

 
 

Henry Sene Yee said on January 15, 2011

Looking good.

 
 

Alex Camlin said on January 16, 2011

Thanks--couldn't have done it without you!

 
 

Stuart Bache said on February 21, 2011

Yet another brilliant cover – man this site gives me so much design envy.