Penguin Design AwardJudges’ Comments

‘This is both elegant and aggressive, which is such a hard combination to achieve’ - Alexandra Shulman

‘Graphically very clever. A resourceful solution to placing the title text’- David Shrigley

‘An imaginative and well-crafted illustration which cleverly captures the themes of the book’- Jim Stoddart – Art Director, Penguin Press

The cover explores the philosophy of ultra-violence practiced by the protagonist Alex. The illustration juxtaposes the mental state and idealism of Alex which revolves around rape, crime, and violence. 

The figure and ground rendition also enhances that everything is imbibed in him from which he cannot escape. From drugs to his visit to Korova milk bar which is also hinted in the illustration in a very subtle manner which forms the silhouette of his face.

A person’s character is multilayered and the cover explores the unfolding of these, revealing the protagonist to the audience


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