The Beautiful and Damned by Abigail Vance

Design By:
Abigail Vance is a student at Eastern Washington University who will obtain her BFA in Visual Communication Design with a User Experience Certificate in the spring of 2019. She has worked as a page designer, an Art Director and currently as a Graphic Assistant and enjoys doing packaging or promotional pieces. She excels in a collaborative team environment and is eager to amplify her leadership and design skills. Her goal is to connect with clients on a personal level while designing products with hidden meaning and personality. While not working or at school, Abigail enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and traveling.
Abigail Vance
Design By:
Abigail Vance is a student at Eastern Washington University who will obtain her BFA in Visual Communication Design with a User Experience Certificate in the spring of 2019. She has worked as a page designer, an Art Director and currently as a Graphic Assistant and enjoys doing packaging or promotional pieces. She excels in a collaborative team environment and is eager to amplify her leadership and design skills. Her goal is to connect with clients on a personal level while designing products with hidden meaning and personality. While not working or at school, Abigail enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and traveling.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
The Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge. They do this by proactively collaborating with partners in the field to accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to broaden digital access to information. Recovering The Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original book covers for some of the greatest works in the public domain, where anyone can contribute.

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Artist Statement

I decided to design this book cover because it wasn't one that had been designed for often and it was one of the books on the list that I had read.I also I enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald's work and this book of his, in particular, is loosely based on his life with his wife Zelda. It's a morality tale, a meditation on love, money, and decadence, and a social documentary which I enjoyed. I took the photo and staged everything in it myself. The jewelry and diamonds represent the glitz and glam of the character's life's as New York socialites during the jazz age before and after the Great War. The mirror represents the characters' disproportionate appreciation of and focus on their past, which tends to consume them in the present. — Abigail Vance