The Jungle Book by Clayton Beltran

Design By:
Clayton Beltran

Well. I'm proud to say I was an art and design major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I spent awhile figuring things out after graduating. I'm now a freelance graphic designer and an in-house illustrator for the stationery and gifts company Smudge Ink (smudgeink.com). I enjoy cooking, climbing, running, hiking, reading, dancing, beer, art of all sorts, and music. That's about it.

 

Design By:
Clayton Beltran

Well. I'm proud to say I was an art and design major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I spent awhile figuring things out after graduating. I'm now a freelance graphic designer and an in-house illustrator for the stationery and gifts company Smudge Ink (smudgeink.com). I enjoy cooking, climbing, running, hiking, reading, dancing, beer, art of all sorts, and music. That's about it.

 

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

So much was going on in India during the time this book was written. Colonialism was in full force in India by the British, and cultural worlds were colliding. The Jungle Book was also written by Kipling with the intention of it being read as a children's book. All of these factors were taken into account when designing the cover. The British Imperialism aspect represents itself in the militaristic/industrial typography while the playful woodcut animal illustrations represent the imaginative aspect of a children's book as well as the traditional craft of Indian woodcut printmaking. Two colors were further used to really hit home the idea of the colliding of these two cultural worlds. — Clayton Beltran