The Time Machine by Eric Poland

Design By:
Eric Poland

Eric Poland is a Birmingham contemporary abstract illustrator with a focus on local architecture and nature. His artistic inspiration began as a child that he enjoyed drawing still life and landscapes. Now his primary inspiration comes from the buildings of the newly awakening city of Birmingham. His art is characterized by vivid colors, contrasting lines, and the abstraction of reality. Born and raised most of his youth life in Germany due to his Dad being in the military, created a life of ever adapting to new environments. Sometimes he found himself having a connection with buildings and places instead of people, due to moving so frequently. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo in 2006. His senior art show concentrated more on editorial illustration, which used a combination of both hand drawn and computer illustration. This style is indicative of what he is creating now. Fast forward, he now has been given the opportunity to be a full time stay at home dad and devotes his free time to creating his illustrations.

 

Design By:
Eric Poland

Eric Poland is a Birmingham contemporary abstract illustrator with a focus on local architecture and nature. His artistic inspiration began as a child that he enjoyed drawing still life and landscapes. Now his primary inspiration comes from the buildings of the newly awakening city of Birmingham. His art is characterized by vivid colors, contrasting lines, and the abstraction of reality. Born and raised most of his youth life in Germany due to his Dad being in the military, created a life of ever adapting to new environments. Sometimes he found himself having a connection with buildings and places instead of people, due to moving so frequently. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo in 2006. His senior art show concentrated more on editorial illustration, which used a combination of both hand drawn and computer illustration. This style is indicative of what he is creating now. Fast forward, he now has been given the opportunity to be a full time stay at home dad and devotes his free time to creating his illustrations.

 

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

My work focuses on architecture, its role in nature, and man’s struggle for a perfect world. I start with a hand drawing, then I use illustration software to create my renderings; I then juxtapose it with a hand colored background. This program uses the same mathematical tools found in architectural software. Motivation comes from an inner desire to create my “perfect” world, full of vibrant colors and solid structure. — Eric Poland