Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

A passion and an exotic grandeur that is strange and unsettling. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Jeroen Migneauxfrom Belgium

Immediately after graduating as a Graphic designer in 2009, Jeroen Migneaux started working as a self-employed artist. He currently lives in Ghent where he designs for various cultural institutes under the name Mous-tache. As a freelancer he works for Cantilis, a Ghent based communication bureau. He loves simple but powerful design with a clear message.

Why this work

‘My cover is an abstraction of the main character Daniel Deronda and a typographic interpretation of the title. The image is of secondary importance. To emphasize the illiteracy theme, I deliberately made the title unreadable/unintelligible for everyone: illiterate people see the signs, but cannot read the letters, while literate people can read the letters, but do not understand what is written because the letters do not form a coherent whole. I liked to play with the idea to make the reader unconformable. The original title of the book is “Daniel Deronda, a novel by George Eliot”, but by taking the next letter in the alphabet, taking into account vowels and consonants we get “Fepjim Fisupfe, e puwim ca Hiushi Imjuv”. Completely unreadable for both illiterate and literate people.”