Proving there’s nothing new under the sun – a project called ‘Redacted’ by designer Colin M. Ford beat the new Penguin edition featured in the last post. Ford explains on his website:
“The Redacted project is a series of dystopian novels designed to look like they had been censored by the oppressive governments from the novels. The designs quote the over-photocopied style of CIA documents released during the US Senate investigation of waterboarding which were entirely redacted except for a few words per page. The layout of the interiors were heavily influenced by the Cranbrook post-modernist style and the design of The House of Leaves. I wanted the insides to have the same raw style as the outside without completely copying it. And yes, the inside is set in Times. Seeing as it’s the official typeface of the US State Department I thought it was the only appropriate typeface for the job. Anything else would look too even and manicured”.