The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Josh Frederick

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I am a graphic designer from Greenville, SC, working in the textbook publishing industry. I spend my time between books, Netflix, and friends. Coffee and good music are usually always involved.

 

Design By:

I am a graphic designer from Greenville, SC, working in the textbook publishing industry. I spend my time between books, Netflix, and friends. Coffee and good music are usually always involved.

 

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

This cover is part of a series using silhouettes as a main theme. I chose to use silhouettes as a uniting theme because of their historical use in posters, as well as the fact that it makes for strong imagery and lends itself to be easily recognized. I used a silhouette of Quasimodo on a background of one of the rose windows from the Notre Dame cathedral. The gritty look, and fractured stained glass alludes to the state of disrepair of the cathedral itself and abandonment of the stained glass mentioned in the book. I wanted to portray that idea of abandonment and isolation, through both the window and the dejected, bowing silhouette of Quasimodo. Purple is the primary color used in the cover, because it's had associations with the Virgin Mary, the namesake of the cathedra, and it is also a liturgical color in the Church that can symbolize pain and suffering. — Josh Frederick