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Noma Bar’s Take on Dystopian Fiction

Noma Bar’s Take on Dystopian Fiction


Illustrator Noma Bar is known for creating an artistic relationship between elements that give meaning and dynamism to his

designs, resulting in a meaningful merge of the said elements. The prize winning-artist shows us how we are truly living in the

golden age of book designs through illustrations of popular dystopian fiction, such as Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Orwell’s

1984. Bar’s art brings together proximity, minimalism, and negative space to portray the powerful messages incapsulated in the

novels. The simple, yet perfectly chosen contrast between the red, white and the charcoal black are surely the means in which Bar

successfully chose in alluring reader to revisit these masterpieces.