Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Josh Frederick

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Artist Statement

"This cover is part of a series using silhouettes as a main theme. I chose to use silhouettes as a uniting theme because of their historical use in posters, as well as the fact that it makes for strong imagery and lends itself to be easily recognized. I started off with the basic silhouette of the main character from Jekyll & Hyde and after a thematic analysis of the work itself I started to incorporate visual cues that symbolised the various themes of the work. For example, I split the silhouette of Jekyll/Hyde into two parts. White is used to represent the purity of Jekyll and I made it the front half because that is the face people saw in public. The hidden part is the part that was Hyde, shown in a blood red. This imagery is also incorporated into the title, furthering the image of two polar opposites, the evil and the good." - Josh Frederick

I am a graphic designer from Greenville, SC, working in the textbook publishing industry. I spend my time between books, Netflix, and friends. Coffee and good music are usually always involved.

About Recovering the Classics

Recovering the Classics is a collection of new covers for 100 of the greatest works of fiction in the public domain. Together we can help to keep these classics fresh, modern, and accessible to new generations of readers. All cover designs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

About our Prints

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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