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Great dystopian book remains relevant for generations.
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit as an answer on tendencies of people being willingly obeyed by media. Today we see its relevance like never before.
If in „brave new world“ it’s our pleasures that enslave and control us, paraphrasing social critic Neil Postman, in „1984“ it’s fear. Today’s world jumps from one extreme to another, leaving the answer on who was more correct about their predictions of the future open.
No war, no hate, no envy. Just pure physical and emotional pleasures and stability in a society… with a small price to pay…
The idea for this version of the cover for “Of mice and men” was to use the symbolism of the rabbit from the previous concept and to make it bolder. Combining it with an idea of masks hiding the true nature of oneself brings more depth to the meaning.
Being the prototype for many modern Doppelgänger-motifs in film and books, the story of a genius doctor and (spoiler) his evil alter ego fascinated me with its dark Victorian setting, amazing story and deep idea about different personalities that coexist in all of us.