Heath Kane redesigns George Orwell’s literary classics

Heath Kane redesigns George Orwell’s literary classics

Federica Cimorelli · 3 months ago · Art

January 2021 will mark the 70th anniversary of the death of George Orwell, one of Britain’s and the world’s most iconic writers. His literary works were a scathing social critique of totalitarianism and an outspoken support for democratic socialism.
For more than half a century, his writings have been bestsellers at the UK publishing house Penguin, but this year’s anniversary marks the cancellation of all copyrights. In order to celebrate the writer and conclude the exclusive publications, the publishing house has created a special collaboration with the British artist Heath Kane.

Under the creative direction of Suzanne Dean, Heath Kane has created new covers for four of Orwell’s great classics. The selected titles are Animal Farm, 1984, Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia.

George Orwell began working with Penguin back in the 1940s and since then his titles have not only been literary landmarks for all, but also a constant source of inspiration for lovers of illustration and book cover design. Here is a selection of the best.

ANIMAL FARM
Animal Farm was first published by Penguin in 1951, its original design created by Edward Young and perfected by typographer Jan Tschichold. The best covers include the 1965 cover by Paul Hogarth, the late 1980s designed by Ditz and the unmistakable 2008 cover by Shepard Fairey. And let’s not forget the 2013 version by Den Pearson and finally the 2016 and 2020 versions by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Heath Kane’s new proposal closes the circle.

1984
George Orwell first published 1984 with Penguin in 1954. Among the most iconic covers we cannot fail to mention the 1962 cover by Germano Facetti, the 1966 cover by William Roberts, the 1980 version photographed by Humphrey Sutton, the 2000 edition designed by Stephen Conroy, the unmistakable 2008 cover by Shepard Fairey, then the 2020 version by Coralie Bickford-Smith and finally the new creation by Heath Kane.

DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
Also for Down and Out in Paris and London, the first edition for Penguin was by Germano Facetti, 1962. Then we find, in order, Bill Brandt’s 1998 version, Shepard Fairey’s 2008 version, David Pearson’s 2013 version and Heath Kane’s new proposal of 2021.

HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Penguin’s versions of Homage to Catalonia feature Romek Marber 1961, Christopher Corr in 1987, Joàn Miró in 2000 and a Robert Capa photograph in 2013. Finally, Heath Kane’s new graphic proposal.

As well as packaging some of the greatest literary texts in history, these covers make George Orwell’s books highly sought-after collectors’ items for all design and art lovers.
The versions created by Heath Kane were launched on the market in early January and are now available for purchase worldwide on the official website of the British publisher Penguin.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @hic_appunti_mediterranei_, @mariyaleksa_ph, @martinabarbon, @stefaniaagus80, @_eleonoram_, @bety.flesso, @lamonaart_, @isaurascarlet, @greta.larosa, @photospfglobe.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The shots by Jaume Llacer combine portraits and landscapes

The shots by Jaume Llacer combine portraits and landscapes

Federica Cimorelli · 2 days ago · Photography

Jaume Llacer is a Spanish photographer based in Belgium, a young self-taught artist who tries to evoke mixed emotions by combining portraits and landscapes.
Although his background is in the sciences, Jaume has also come to appreciate the world of photography and, through his creativity and resourcefulness, has learned the right techniques for working with light, colour and composition.

– Read also: “Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

His images show dreamy settings, suspended in time, magical and isolated. Jaume Llacer doesn’t need to travel far to take the perfect photo, he just needs to spend time outdoors and in nature to find the best glimpses.
With portraits his attitude is a bit the same, he only needs three ingredients: instinct, aesthetics and emotion.

Check out a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his official website.

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“Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

“Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

By now we know that a photograph is much more than a simple image and that, indeed, the most interesting part is precisely that which we do not see and of which we want to know the details.
Salvo Giuffrida is well aware of this and it is from this conviction that his “Ritratti Stampati” series was born. 

Salvo Giuffrida is Sicilian, from Santa Maria di Licodia to be exact, a town that lies halfway between Etna and the coast, between the mountains and the sea. It is important to stress the role of this place because it has proved to be a fundamental element in his artistic production. 

Salvo has been photographing for almost ten years, but it is only in the last two that he has really dedicated himself to photography. The reason for this decision was the meeting with photographer Toni Thorimbert that took place in 2018; it is precisely since then that photography has become his daily routine. 

Last November, the “Ritratti Stampati” project was born out of the need to make room for portraits again. So Salvo Giuffrida begins to shoot anyone who is willing to be portrayed, then completing the creation process with the actual printing of the shot – on fine art paper with a 100-year guarantee -, fighting the passage of time. 

After more than 50 portraits, Salvo realised he wanted more than a portrait and it was here that the Sicilian landscape came back into focus. He starts taking pictures of his subjects – ordinary people on the shoreline with the sea behind them or surrounded by the rugged nature of Mount Etna – and suddenly the creation of the image takes a back seat.
The experience of the people takes on importance, their mood and feelings are amplified by the place that frames them. 

Through the portrait, the photographer creates an experience in which man is called upon to let go, to rediscover his primordial side and to rebuild a bond with nature through contact with its elements. 

“In the end there is a portrait to hang, which will serve as a reminder of who we were at that particular moment.”

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Maria Maglionico and her minimal and surreal photographs

Maria Maglionico and her minimal and surreal photographs

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

What would it be like to photograph a dream? In dreams there is always a precise atmosphere, something that captures our attention but is often never revealed, elements that we recognise as belonging to reality but which suddenly become absurd.
In her shots, photographer Maria Maglionico captures this essence. 

Originally from southern Italy, Maria does not photograph to document anything in particular, but uses photography as a true artistic medium to express emotions, feelings and sensations that are difficult to describe verbally. 

If we take a look at her artistic production, we notice how images with cold tones, tending towards blue, intertwine with warmer and more intimate images with neutral colours. Moreover, the person we see in the shots is often Maria herself, hiding her face behind a mirror or simply with her back turned.

Like Alice of the White Rabbit, we too are enchanted by Maria Maglionico’s photographs and as we leaf through them we are plunged into a world poised between dream and reality where there is no longer any difference between what is real and what is surreal. 

Read also: Quietpoem, delicacy and intimacy in Matilde Minauro’s shots

Below is a selection of Maria Maglionico’s shots, but to find out more and not to miss her upcoming work, follow her on Instagram. 

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