'1984' by Shepard Fairey, 2008
Rare, early commissioned print based on the artist's redesign of the George Orwell novel x Penguin Books (UK).
16.5 x 23.4 Inches
Offset lithograph print in colors on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 200 (#131/200)
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist.
*Note: vintage print is in perfect, mint condition.
ABOUT THE ART
A couple of months ago Shepard was approached by Penguin Books (UK) to do his take on the cover art for the literary classics, “1984″ and “Animal Farm.” Being that both books were inspirational and favorites of Shep, this was a no brainer. When the books, with the covers, were released Penguin Books did a promotion selling the books with a cover art print set.
George Orwell’s timeless satire of a revolution that went wrong – Animal Farm – and chilling portrait of a totalitarian regime – Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) – have become classic works of Twentieth century literature. With these incredible new Shepard Fairey pop-art covers both books will be rediscovered by another generation of readers.
To celebrate these new editions, Shepard Fairey has exclusively produced 200 A2 individually signed and numbered lithographs of both posters.