Monday, January 23, 2012

The Supplement: Anita and Elena Balbusso Illustrations for the new edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale'


These were featured on the Guardian website and I thought they were absolutely FANTASTIC! These are new illustrations done by Anita and Elena Balbusso for The Folio Society's edition of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel 'The Handmaid's Tale'.  I love the strong use of primary colour, particularly red - a classic symbol of power - which seems almost contradictory to the chiseled expressionist designs and the hard, modernist surface qualities these images possess.









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