Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by Simon Velk

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Artist Statement

"The cover was made in Photoshop and has three elements to it that are relevant to the story: 1) The main image is of a silhouetted traditional pram with a Crow resting on it. The story begins with Peter at a very young age whic is represented by the pram- and the crow represents the fact that \'all infants are part bird\' and is Solomon Caw - the crow who informs peter that he is no longer a bird. 2) The green represents the traditional Peter Pan green. 3) The sky background that makes up the letters in Peter Pan are a nod towards Peter\'s ability to fly and the potential of Neverland, beyond Kensington Gardens." - Simon Velk

Simon is an upcoming illustrator and artist who after years of creating artwork as a hobby, is finally taking things more seriously and working on commissioned pieces. Simon\'s skills lie in graphical illustration and he has a bit of an obsession with robots and octopuses (octopi, octopodes... pick your favourite!).

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.