Gloriously Twisted Illustrations From a New Edition of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

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Just in time to take the term “ultraviolence” back from Lana Del Rey, The Folio Society has published a luxe new edition of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. Along with an introduction by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh — whose fascination with dialect and deviance makes him the perfect match for this classic — the volume features a series of new illustrations by Ben Jones.

In a video about the project, Jones says, “I like the idea of my work having a bit of subtle menace to it, something that sort of exists outside of the frame, something that makes you feel a bit jittery.” You’ll certainly find that in the illustrations below, spotted via Dangerous Minds, which give Stanley Kubrick’s striking Clockwork Orange visuals a run for their pretty polly.

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society

Image credit: Ben Jones / The Folio Society