Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Virginia Fulford

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Artist Statement

"I have long admired Frederick Douglass for his activism, strength, and writing. My cover depicts his unmistakable portrait against a cloudy landscape. The open field represents both the plantation life he escaped from and his freedom. The gathering storm clouds hint at his and other activists' struggle and hope for justice. The black and white style aims to evoke woodcut illustration. The cover is meant to be a simple but powerful ode to an inspiring American figure." - Virginia Fulford

My name is V.E. Fulford of Alar Illustration. I'm a full-time medical illustrator based on the east coast who also loves reading. To learn more, visit me at

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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