The Establishment - Owen Jones

Penguin Student Design Awards Entry, 2019

Book covers based on Owen Jones's non-fiction book "The Establishment" that deals with hierarchy in modern politics & society. 

In my designs, I wanted to present an idea of hierarchy and unfairness, but also the unsustainability of this top-heavy system. I settled with a design that showed the social tapestry literally as such- a fabric in the colours of a revered old relic. But tapestries show an old & outdated reality- as does the establishment. It frays at the edges & the very title threatens to topple. 

(Also included, disgarded first draft)

©2020 Alice Colvin-Cousley