The Beautiful and Damned by Abigail Vance

Design By:
Abigail Vance is a student at Eastern Washington University who will obtain her BFA in Visual Communication Design with a User Experience Certificate in the spring of 2019. She has worked as a page designer, an Art Director and currently as a Graphic Assistant and enjoys doing packaging or promotional pieces. She excels in a collaborative team environment and is eager to amplify her leadership and design skills. Her goal is to connect with clients on a personal level while designing products with hidden meaning and personality. While not working or at school, Abigail enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and traveling.
Design By:
Abigail Vance is a student at Eastern Washington University who will obtain her BFA in Visual Communication Design with a User Experience Certificate in the spring of 2019. She has worked as a page designer, an Art Director and currently as a Graphic Assistant and enjoys doing packaging or promotional pieces. She excels in a collaborative team environment and is eager to amplify her leadership and design skills. Her goal is to connect with clients on a personal level while designing products with hidden meaning and personality. While not working or at school, Abigail enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and traveling.

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.

Proceeds Support:
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 decided to design this book cover because it wasn't one that had been designed for often and it was one of the books on the list that I had read.I also I enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald's work and this book of his, in particular, is loosely based on his life with his wife Zelda. It's a morality tale, a meditation on love, money, and decadence, and a social documentary which I enjoyed. I took the photo and staged everything in it myself. The jewelry and diamonds represent the glitz and glam of the character's life's as New York socialites during the jazz age before and after the Great War. The mirror represents the characters' disproportionate appreciation of and focus on their past, which tends to consume them in the present. — Abigail Vance