Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Lord of the flies sixty


Found image from a tumblr or Pinterest site 2012. I admire the improvised book mark. I imagine the original drawing is with the publisher or perhaps in the hands of the author's estate, in any case there was a rough sketch which I cannot find, for this in my opinion 'safe' option, which predictable was chosen to decorate the cover of the modern classic.




Today Wednesday is apparently the 60th anniversary of the publication of Lord of the flies. And I came across a couple of other roughs, so I might as well display myself here. Commissioned sometime in the early 90s by design company Pentagram for faber and faber. Could never stand that black band plastered across the page carrying the title and author's name. I drew quite a few of Golding's covers for a time. I don't think my versions lasted very long. Was the classic illustrated cover for Lord of the Flies  Paul Hogarth's? Which I believe my drawing took over from. Still it's an honour to be associated with such a piece of literature. Did Lord of the flies for my CSEs in 1968.........

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff! I think you're work is perfect for that book.

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    1. That's yhe poblem, it's just for that book and I'm typong in the dark despite the fact it's five to nine in the morning.//////////

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  2. That last one on the right. That! Super it is.

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    1. You're back. I've been feeling insecure.

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  3. I cannot be parted from your drawings for very long.

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