The Arabian Nights by Gustavo Barbosa

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Artist Statement

"When I began the planning phases of this project I pondered how I could create a cover that would be considered fresh and new. As an illustrator my strengths lie in creating work with a graphic novel flavor. I chose to highlight a scene from Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, more specifically the moment that Aladdin first meets the Genie in the magical cave. I wanted my cover to be powerful as well as intimidating thus the reason I chose to keep a monochromatic red color scheme. Furthermore, I decided to keep Aladdin an off white to bring attention to the character as well as giving a sense of purity. This piece was done using pencils and inks followed by taking the image to Photoshop and digitally coloring it there." - Gustavo Barbosa

Gustavo Barbosa is an illustrator from Chicago, Illinois. He works primarily in pencil and ink as well as gouache and watercolor, occasionally dabbling in the digital arts. He is an avid game and futbol aficionado who supports English club Manchester United.

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.