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Here's my entry to the Penguin Books Design competition. I didn't win owt but I really enjoyed doing this one and it was a really good excuse to finally get round to reading the book, and what a flipping book!
Because the story is filtered through his drugged and assailed consciousness you get these amazing hallucinatory sequences in which people's features warp and distort, particularly the terrifying overseer of the ward, Nurse Ratched,
"So she really lets herself go and her painted smile twists, stretches to an open snarl, and she blows up bigger and bigger, big as a tractor, so big I can smell the machinery inside the way you smell a motor pulling too big a load."
I tried to get across something of the Combine and the mist in the background of the image. After trying a few different approaches this finally involved collaging photos of the inside of my old busted digital camera, and then attacking a print-out with chalk dust.
I assure you Officer, it's only chalk dust!
I don't think it's ultimately a successful image (so I forgive you for not picking me Penguin Books). There's maybe three too many ideas that I've tried to cram into the piece! Still, I learned a lot doing this one, and there are aspects of it I really like.