A Clockwork Orange
My entry into the Penguin student design competition in 2016, this redesign of A Clockwork Orange tries to lock into the deeper and darker themes presented in the text. Bucking the trend of more recent minimalist cover designs, I did a lot of research into hidden elements of 60’s design.
Delving into the interpretation of evil versus good inherent in the nature of man, the cover symbolises the complex layers of human morality that form the main struggle that Alex finds himself in through the story. The imagery is also reminiscent of the classical themes that influence many aspects of the structure of the story itself, as well as the inviolability of free will.