Jackets Off: “1984” by George Orwell

Celebrates one iconic title, looking at Jackets from different nations and cultures

1984, created as a satire on a fictional society, might not necessarily have come to pass, but – if it had – would have been one of the most sinister and depressing stories in mankind’s short story. Orwell approved the first English language cover of 1949 without iconographic references, a pure lettering of the title, a-historical and deliberately impersonal. A masterclass in how lettering and a considered choice of colour can hint at the evil within.