Far From the Madding Crowd by Dan O'Leary

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I'm a graphic designer based in Vancouver, BC, with over twenty years' experience in brand design. Originally from London, England, I moved to Canada in 2004.

 

Design By:

I'm a graphic designer based in Vancouver, BC, with over twenty years' experience in brand design. Originally from London, England, I moved to Canada in 2004.

 

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:
Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions. 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. As part of an initiative announced by the White House, we are partnering with the New York Public Library and the Digital Public Library of America to bring these amazing covers to libraries and schools nationwide.

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Artist Statement

This cover is purely symbolic of the title, but I wanted to make it a very abstract interpretation. I liked the way this used a familiar location (Tokyo's Shibuya crossing) which seems to be permanently busy and full of people, but shows it with space and distance from the throng. This perspective is further emphasized by the stripes of the crosswalk. The colour used for the title type picks up subtly on the colour of someone's umbrella in what is otherwise a picture with a dull, neutral tone. — Dan O'Leary