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Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales 1/4 – Happy Prince book jacket –

Illustrated book Fairly Tales by Oscar Wilde is published by Beehive Books is a part of  series Illuminated Editions.

Artists each choose a book of our choice to create a contemporary version in the style of the 19th century hardbound illustrated books.
This book was released in time for Christmas Season 2018.

Happy Prince  was the first from the book that started the Kickstarter campaign to fund the books, also used as a wraparound jacket.
Other images from The Happy Prince and Other Tales (originally published in 1888) can be seen here.

The second part A House of Pomegranates (originally published in 1889) can be seen here.

art direction: Josh O’Neill, design Maelle Doliveux (both Beehive Books)

awards and recognitions: Art Directors Club annual award 98 Silver Cube (2019)
Original drawing is: SOLD