HELEN NOWELL illustration

Hardback Animal Farm by Helen Nowell

Animal Farm by William Golding

Hardback Edition book cover (with guidelines for folds)

Animal Farm Book Cover redesign for both a special edition Hardback Book Jacket and an alternative Paperback version.

I wanted to give the Animal Farm book cover a more edgy and modern look.  The book is often read in senior school with young adults and I wanted the cover to be eye catching and appealing to them too.  I used red on the covers to hint at the communist events during the Stalin era before the Second World War which the book reflects.

The pig characters I designed to look slightly crazed, like dictators and not the friendliest of farmland animals.

Hardback Edition Book Jacket

Hardback Edition Book Jacket

Animal Farm ink inset pages

Cruel Pig

Animal Farm character design

Paper Animal Farm cover by Helen Nowell

Paperback book cover

Paper Animal Farm cover by Helen Nowell

All animals are created equal…

Book spines of Animal Farm