The Secret Garden by Marta Nelson

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My name is Marta and I love design! I am a senior at Eastern Washington University studying Visual Communication Design. I have a strong Swedish heritage and love all things Scandinavian! I love to problem solve and find solutions that fit each unique project. I am very creative, and love to design. Favorites: branding, painting, Swedish Fish, ceramics, ampersands, and kettle corn.

 

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My name is Marta and I love design! I am a senior at Eastern Washington University studying Visual Communication Design. I have a strong Swedish heritage and love all things Scandinavian! I love to problem solve and find solutions that fit each unique project. I am very creative, and love to design. Favorites: branding, painting, Swedish Fish, ceramics, ampersands, and kettle corn.

 

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.

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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 chose to recover a cherished book from my childhood, The Secret Garden. I have always loved this book. As a young girl, this book inspired me to go outside, play in the garden, make friends with the wild animals. The Secret Garden is a wonderful children's book and I was excited for the chance to redesign the cover. Most of the book covers for the secret garden depict the garden and Mary as the main images. I wanted to break away from that and focus on a different character from the book for the front cover. For the main images on the cover, I chose the Robin and a partially hidden key. The Robin is such an important part of the story. He befriends Mary, an unloved and unloving little girl and helps her discover the key to the Secret Garden. With out the robin, the secret garden would still be a secret. — Marta Nelson