I’ve written blurbs for Penguin, Hodder and Granta., and for authors like Italo Calvino, William Burroughs, Vladimir Nabokov..., John Steinbeck, John le Carré and Yukio Mishima.I’ve also written interactive stories for kids, and worked on advertising campaigns and digital marketing.
Other bits and pieces too.
(A long time ago I worked as a freelance journalist, mainly for the NME and the Guardian.)
It was designed by the pretty much incomparable gray318.
Getting to use the iconic language of Orwell’s classic like that, and to dispense with having the title and author on the front, or any kind of blurb, and to end up with something so brilliantly executed...
it was a treat.
Here’s a clip from a BBC Four documentary that discusses the cover:
I’ll try to post some of the videos on this website.