“A Good Year” fine art print after an original watercolor illustration | Endless Summer collection
An exclusive Classiq Journal x realign collaboration.
Printed on heavy weight archival rag paper.
Size: 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Unframed (Note: Please slide to see the original illustration; the pink framed image is a collage for editorial use).
Most of the time, the colors you see on-screen will be very faithful to the print you will receive in the mail, but keep in mind that colors may vary slightly from one screen to another.
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Your print is shipped flat, with a protective sheet to prevent any damage to the printed area. The artwork is not shipped framed.
In an effort to reduce waste, these illustrations are printed on demand. Please allow up to 3 business days before your print is sent as your order is custom printed just for you. Once the order is shipped, you will receive an email notifying you, with tracking. Once shipped, transit can take anywhere from 1-7 business days if you are in the Europe and 10-31 days for international.
The inspiration behind the illustration: Three things I am passionate about converging: tennis and its clay season, summertime and cinema. Tennis, my favourite sport and the clay season, starting in May and culminating with the event that, for me, year after year heralds the arrival of summer: Roland Garros. I revel in those two weeks of tournament leading up to the final, wishing for each day to last as long as possible, as a promise of an endless summer. I sometimes think of the slow red dirt surface that produces those long and absorbing rallies, testing the players’ skill, patience and endurance, under the sun at golden hour casting dramatic shadows on the clay, as a long hot summer day that tests one’s physical and mental strengths. And cinema: one of the inspirations behind the illustration was the film A Good Year (Ridley Scott’s film which, when I watched it again one summer or two ago, became a deeply personal experience for me) and the beautifully rogue tennis court that makes its appearance in the childhood of the main character, Max, a tennis court that was far from perfect and reminded me of the perfectly imperfect tennis court of my own childhood.