The internet loves this clever 'censored' book cover

We're always told that you should never judge a book by its cover, but a strong look can sometimes do much more than just sell the publication. This clever design for George Orwell's 1984 is getting a lot of love for its simple and direct reference to the book's theme of authoritarian state censorship and the revision of history.

The name of the book itself has been redacted and is only visible in certain lighting conditions, and yet the book's fame alone may be enough for many readers to guess which title it is (take some inspiration from the best free fonts if you're working on your own non-redacted book covers).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.