Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Buzzing

Faber & Faber have just announced the winner of a competition for artists aged 13-16 to design a cover for a new edition of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies to come out later this year. The winning design is quite astonishing, I think: 'Into the Mouth of the Beast' by an unnamed 15-year-old artist. (Click for bigger versions)

Here are a few of the other entries I particularly like.

That last design is a clever real-world reconstruction of one of the book's longest-lived, well-known covers:

For more Flies interpretations, see the middle of this post and the end of this one.

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