Penguin Student Design Awards Winner 2019

  • Toby Clarke

The final concept is a clean and minimalistic design that demonstrates the main themes of censorship and authority. This is achieved from the use of official looking redacted text which has been manipulated to represent a Government letter. It allows for the concept to express a cold, harsh and unreceptive tone through use of its restricted colour palette and rigid grid design. The use of redaction creates imagery of a metaphorical imposing brick wall which further emphasises the themes of obstruction and the prevention of information from the ‘Establishment’. This book cover design won 1st prize at the Penguin Student Design Awards 2019. And further invited me to work at Penguin Random House for four weeks to create knowledge and practice of the industry.

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