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Brave New World

Brave New World

Winning illustrations for the annual House of illustration and Folio Society book illustration competition. This year the chosen book was Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World".

The illustrations are neon infused, Art Deco inspired works that are meant to reflect the way science has replaced religion in the book; science labs have grand cathedral-like interiors, they've become places of worship, where we become humbled by the progress of science. But to reflect the dystopian outlook the images aren't clean and chic, they're rough and dirty... something isn't quite right within the world.

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