In 2008 Penguin commissioned Shepard Fairey to design new covers for 1984 and Animal Farm. Fairey used his trademark soviet propaganda style. He had already produced a piece called ‘Big Brother’ as part of a series called ‘Nineteen Eighty-Fouria’. Penguin released a limited edition of both books packaged with A3 posters of each cover for £100. Fairey has been criticised for plagiarism and using a style he does not understand, click here for a discussion on this. 

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Aye up – I'm a documentary photographer from Manchester in the UK. This is an occasional blog all about me, me, me. Well actually it's just about my photography.

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