Animal Farm, an anti-utopian satire by George Orwell, published in 1945. One of Orwell’s finest works, it is a political fable based on the events of Russia’s Bolshevik revolution and the betrayal of the cause by Joseph Stalin. The book concerns a group of barnyard animals who overthrow and chase off their exploitative human masters and set up an egalitarian society of their own. Eventually the animals’ intelligent and power-loving leaders, the pigs, subvert the revolution. Concluding that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (with its addendum to the animals’ seventh commandment: “All animals are equal”), the pigs form a dictatorship even more oppressive and heartless than that of their former human masters.
To be printed in the second-half of 2022 on an Albion Press.
Intended to be printed from linotype cast type – the first from the Press.
Printed on Zerkall ohne-Silurian mould-made paper.
Printed on the same Zerkall used for the Press’s edition of Orwell’s 1984. ‘Zerkall’ is now a paper no longer made, and like many papers used in fine press works, once the remaining stock of Zerkall that exists in the world as of now is utilised, there will be no more of it.
The edition is in keeping with the original Penguin paperback's that saw Orwell's works published, by retaining a similar size.
Planned to include 12 two-colour linocuts by artist Hugh Ribbans. Hugh trained at Canterbury College of Art. Relief printmaking was his craft subject at college, particularly linocutting. He has exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Print Exhibition, the Printmakers Council Open, The Society of Wood Engravers, and the Society of Wildlife Artists.
Most importantly, the binding for the edition will be a multi-coloured linocut wrap-around dust jacket, featuring a detailed scene.
CONCEPT ART BY HUGH RIBBANS
(To be published in 2022)
185 x 125mm
c. 120 pp.
The edition will be limited
SUBSCRIPTIONS OPENING SOON