You Are The Dead

Channeled as much of my inner artistic side as I could to produce a 1-pager – notes taken in the form of images. It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be!

This 1-pager is drawn in response to a particular scene in George Orwell’s 1984 when the coral glass paperweight was shattered by a member of the Thought Police in Chapter X. The pink coral, a symbol of Winston and Julia, couldn’t stay intact in the face of Big Brother’s control, represented by the black lines and red font. The quote “You are the dead” came from the telescreen that let Winston and Julia know they were caught.

The pivotal scene stuck with me. As much as I wanted Winston and Julia to defeat all odds and be together, their capture seemed inevitable. Big Brother and the government were just too powerful….It makes me wonder whether our society will someday become like this.



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