Bryan Kosciolek
1984 By George Orwell

Book Covers

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This book helped sculpture my perspective as a young adult. When I look at other illustrations of this classic novel most of the covers highlight the fear of government surveillance with an eyeball as the focus. Although that can be intimidating, this cover illustrates the concept of a "hive-mind" and the acceptance of misinformation in our contemporary society through repeating form.

How was the illustration used:
A book cover

How did you make this work:
I always start each drawing with paper and pencil. Like many other illustrators and designers, I used the adobe creative suite to illustrate the artwork. The novel was also used to generate the design. A quote from the book that sparked the concept:“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.” Book 1, Chapter VII Page 80.

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Kendall College of Art and Design
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Bryan Kosciolek was born in Macomb, Michigan in 1994. Kosciolek’s family consists of fine artists, and craftsmen always working with their hands. At an early age, Kosciolek began drawing and painting on whatever he could find around the house. His inspiration stems from cartoons, street art, and textiles. In 2017, Kosciolek graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (illustration).Throughout Kosciolek’s college and early professional career, he worked at a screen printing company and led the printmaking club at KCAD. The limitations of printmakers have always influenced his illustrations and designs to this day. Whether that is through the texture of the illustrations or a nostalgic reflection on historic and contemporary compositions used for print.