Grimm's Fairy Tales by Caroline Trippe

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Artist Statement

"When I was given the opportunity to design a cover for “Recovering the Classics” , I had already been working on a series of fairy tale illustrations for a book of my own re-visioned fairy tales, so “Grimms’ Fairy Tales” was a natural choice. Hans, the spunky Hedgehog Boy, reviled by the father who wanted a son “even if he be a hedgehog,” but determined to survive, had also become one of my favorite offbeat characters. “Hans the Hedgehog” is one of the lesser known Grimm tales, and I wanted others to make his acquaintance as well. He’s small but prickly and astute, and he prevails. " - Caroline Trippe

Caroline Trippe is a self-taught painter, illustrator and writer living in Durham, North Carolina. There is not a great deal else you need to know about her, except that she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, also loves to read, and that the ideas for her paintings and illustrations sometimes come from books, but also from the things and people she sees in her daily life. You may find more about Caroline’s own illustrated books on her website.

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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