Friday, 23 March 2012

Fahrenheit 451 Illustration

'Frightening in its implications... Mr Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.' -The New York Times

Here is an illustration I did of the following caption from Ray Bradbury's distopian Science Fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451.

'The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.'

'Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realised what he had to do... '

Dedicated followers of fashion read this and weep

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