Typographic & Editorial Design

The Language of (un)Truth

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Brief

Choose a publication from the book '100 Books That Changed The World', by Scott Christianson and Colin Salter that resonates with you. Investigate the significance of the work at the time of publication and the subsequent influence the work has had in shaping world views.

Response

'The Language of (un)Truth' is a publication that explores how George Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' has influenced how we view language, generally in everyday life, as well as during important political events, and technological advancements. I focused on the theme of deceptive language and the topic of truth that is very relevant in our era of fake news, social media, and populist political leaders. Through aesthetic nods to oppressive regimes and documents of absolute truth, the publication echoes Orwell's encouragement to seek truth in a world overcome with disinformation.