Paradise Lost by John Coleman

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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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

I took a class my senior year at Texas A&M titled \'The Literature of John Milton\' and all of his works, mainly Paradise Lost, had a lasting impact on my life. As a designer/illustrator, I knew I must try to capture some of this impact. The design I am submitting is mainly a typographical piece that captures the essence of Milton’s time while paying homage to the style of his poetry - it is brilliant, full of depth and interweaving yet has a an overall cohesiveness and beauty to it. To honor the story, the illustration of this design is based on the concept that Paradise existed and was therefore found (the sunshine) before being lost (the tumultuous sea). I wanted the aesthetic of the piece to represent how I was impacted - simple and concise linework, just like his words cut straight into me. — John Coleman