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An illuminated edition of the original 1897 horror classic Dracula by Bram Stoker. Illustrated by Matt Hughes. Limited to only 1000
An illuminated edition of the original 1897 horror classic Dracula by Bram Stoker. Illustrated by Matt Hughes. Limited to only 1000
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FRANKENSTEIN UPDATE: To include a copy of the Frankenstein Illuminated book to your order simply increase your pledge amount by $65.

REWARD UPDATE: Every NOIR Edition will now include a signature plate signed by William Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker), Sean Kotz (Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions) and the artist, Matt Hughes!

"One early reviewer of Dracula praised my great-great granduncle for writing with the eye of a painter. I can hardly imagine a more fitting tribute than to see his timeless tale brought to life anew by the illustrative vision of a great modern visual artist." ~ Parker Stoker--University of South Carolina, Bram Stoker Estate

Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula, runs like a crimson ribbon dividing the modern world of the impending century from the Victorian society that produced it.  Seeking to escape his own dead world in Transylvania, Dracula arranges to relocate in England, a nation rising in power and technology at a rapid rate--a type of "new blood," so to speak. But upon his arrival, he seeks only to feed on the vitality of youth symbolized by Harker, Mina, Lucy and her many suitors. Dracula underestimates them, of course, and with the aid of Professor Van Helsing, a who has one foot in the new world of science and the other in the folklore of the past, Dracula is driven back and slain in his homeland.

The rationality and optimism innate within Harker and Mina sharply contrast the supernatural darkness of enslaved souls in the clutches of corruption incarnate driving the plot. Dracula’s swirling blend of warring opposites--innocence and decadence, love and horror, life and death—begged for the talents of one of the great illustrators of the time . . . but that was not to be.

This new volume, however, fulfills that destiny with the work of Matt Hughes, whose Golden Age inspired style inherits much from the fin de siècle movement that cradled Dracula. Hughes’ flowing, swelling lines and ornate frames echo Alphonse Mucha but the dark fairy tale quality will be familiar to fans of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. And, there is a touch of cruel menace in the vampires that would make Aubrey Beardsley smile. ~ Sean Kotz--Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions

One of the most iconic horror characters, Bram Stoker's Dracula helped create an entire genre of horror that is still popular in film and literature today. 

This timeless 1897 classic is the second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations. Each page of this edition is beautifully decorated in the traditional style of artists from the early to mid-1900s, such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham, and accompanied by six tipped-in color plates which focus on crucial moments of the reader's journey.  

This edition contains an introduction byWilliam Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker) and a foreword by Sean Kotz (Radford University Instructor, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions).

Proposed Chapter Header Design - each chapter header will be unique
Six unique tipped-in plates

Limited to only 900, this unique publication will include:

  • Hard cover 10" x 7.25" Casebound; smyth sewn
  • Red and Silver foil stamping on front and spine
  • 240 pages (100 gsm dong fang cream wood free pages)
  • Two color black and red interior (black text and red line illustrations on every chapter header)
  • Six full color tipped in plates (see below)
  • Illustrated end pages unique to this edition 
  •  Ribbon marker (UNLOCKED) 

Potential Stretch Goals for the campaign will be:

  • Red Gilded stained edges (UNLOCKED)
  • Tissue covers for the 6 tipped in plates (UNLOCKED)
  • Reptile skin and design Embossing on cover (UNLOCKED)
  • Frontispiece illustration
Proposed Cover Design

Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most beloved literary works in the past two centuries. Since its first printing in 1897, it has influenced an entire genre of literary delight, and it continues to breath new life in the horror genre today. We are approaching this beloved work through the artistry of Matt Hughes as he breathes new life with his unique illustrative style. The Ethereal Visions Publishing edition of Dracula will include six stunning, full-color illustrations which will take the reader through crucial moments of the work. The six illustrations will include Welcome To My Home, The Brides, Lucy, Vampire Baptism, Mist and Fog, and The Finale. Each chapter will feature a red ink illustrated header that is reflective of key elements held within. The cover is exquisitely designed and enhanced with red foil gilding to create a unique treasure for any library.

Mist and Fog
Vampire Baptism
LUCY
The Brides

Each chapter will include a red headpiece illustration and page border. The hand-drawn page designs give this edition a classic style and breathe life into the story.

Each chapter header will have a unique design.
THE CASTLE Ex-Libris Bookplate

As with every Ethereal Visions Publication book, this edition includes an exclusive 4" x 6" Ex-Libris bookplate with every pledge. This stunning bookplate spotlights the Count's castle in all of its glory!

 UPDATE: Every NOIR Edition will now include a signature plate signed by William Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker), Sean Kotz (Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions) and the artist, Matt Hughes

NOIR Glow-in-the-dark Edition. Limited to only 100

UPDATE: Every NOIR Edition will now include a signature plate signed by William Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker), Sean Kotz (Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions) and the artist, Matt Hughes!

A unique item for the true collector! This edition of DRACULA ILLUMINATED is limited to only 100 copies. This edition will include:

  • Glow-in-the-dark black and silver gilded cover design
  • Black ribbon marker
  • Black gilded edge
  • Signed and numbered by all three contributors
  • Embossing on cover
     

We are reserving only 10 copies of the Noir Edition for use in the Artist Sketch Edition Reward

With this second edition to our Classic Horror Creations, we are lucky enough to have two amazing experts on the subject of classic horror and Dracula - William Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker) and Sean Kotz (Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions)!

This special Signed Edition of our Dracula Illuminated book is limited to 100 copies and includes a signature plate signed by both amazing writers and the artist, Matt Hughes!

Signed by all 3 contributors. Limited to only 100
Frankenstein and Dracula Illuminated

Own both part 1 and 2 of the Classic Horror Creations Series! With this reward, you receive both the Frankenstein Illuminated and Dracula Illuminated hardcover editions. Click Here to learn more about the Frankenstein Illuminated Edition.

Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as "The Golden Age of Illustration". His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own. With over two decades as a professional artist he has had numerous published works but is most recently known for his creation The Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck currently distributed internationally by U.S. Games. You can find more of Matt's work at www.MattHughesArt.com

Ethereal Visions Publishing recreates literary classics through the artistry of modern illustrators. Beloved books become collectible editions that will pass along the magic of great literature and art for generations of your family. More info at www.evpub.info

Frankenstein Illuminated - first in the Classic Horror Creations Series.
Edgar Allan Poe: This and Nothing More Edition

Risks and challenges

The printer has been selected. The artist has been acquired. The only other major obstacle facing us will be the creation of the artwork and the editing and finalizing of the book and case design. If funded, this project will be our main priority for the next year giving us time to create one hell of a book. That being said, there are always unforeseen events that the Angel of Odd throws our way (just to remind us she is there). If these events do arise every effort will be made to ensure the project continues as smoothly as possible. All backers will be notified regularly of our progress.

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    Dracula's Fang Fund

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    Final Hours Reward

    With only hours left you get this last chance to grab a copy at a special Kickstarter price!

    This pledge level includes the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

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    DRACULA Hard Cover & Ex-Libris

    With this reward, you learn of the Count's power in a limited edition, 240-page hardcover book.

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    Signed Edition - Book & Ex-Libris

    Limited to only 100 copies, this reward includes our regular Dracula edition signed by Matt Hughes (the artist), Sean Kotz (Director, Horse Archer Productions), and William Parker Stokes (great-great grandnephew of Bram Stoker)!

    This pledge level includes the 240-page hardcover book, the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

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    Contributor Reward - Book & Ex-Libris

    Want your name immortalized in the book? With this limited reward, your name is included in the book as a special supporter of the project.

    This pledge level includes the 240-page hardcover book, the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

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    The Collector - DRACULA & FRANKENSTEIN

    Own part 1 and 2 of the Classic Horror Creations Series! With this reward, you receive both the Frankenstein and Dracula edition hardcover books.

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    NOIR Glow-In-The-Dark Black version

    A true collector's item! Limited to only 90, the Noir edition of Dracula includes a glow-in-the-dark black and silver cover design, black ribbon marker, black metallic gilded edges, and six tipped-in illustrations. Each book is hand signed and numbered by the artist, Matt Hughes.

    This pledge level includes the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want to add a regular version of Dracula? Just add $55 to your pledge amount

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    MIST Original Art, Book, Name in book

    With this reward, you will have a true one-of-a-kind item - the actual original piece of artwork "MIST AND FOG" used in the production of the book. The original artwork measures 16" x 12 and is ink, graphite, and pastels on acid free board. You will also receive your name listed in the book as a Special Contributor.

    Reward will include one Dracula Illuminated hardcover book, the Exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

    Includes:
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    • Dracula Illuminated - Hard Cover Edition
    • Exclusive Ex-Libris Book Plate
    • Your name listed in the book as a special contributor.
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    THE BRIDES Original, Book, Name in book

    With this reward, you will have a true one-of-a-kind item - the actual original piece of artwork "THE BRIDES" used in the production of the book. The original artwork measures 16" x 12 and is ink, graphite, and pastels on acid free board. You will also receive your name listed in the book as a Special Contributor.

    Reward will include one Dracula Illuminated hardcover book, the Exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

    Includes:
    • THE BRIDES Original Artwork
    • Dracula Illuminated - Hard Cover Edition
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    • Your name listed in the book as a special contributor.
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    Newsletter Subscriber Award

    This reward is a special thank you to our newsletter subscribers! Our subscribers receive VIP special pricing for this limited edition, 240-page hardcover book with this 8 hour only reward.

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    Early Bird Reward

    Lucky you! The Early Bird Reward is an amazing price for this special limited edition, 240-page hardcover book.

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    Somewhat Early Bird Reward

    Your second chance to grab this edition at an Early Bird Reward price!

    This pledge level includes the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

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    THE CASTLE Original, Book, Name in book

    With this reward, you will have a true one-of-a-kind item - the actual original piece of artwork "THE CASTLE" used in the production of the Ex-Libris plate. The original artwork measures 11" x 14" and is ink on vellum. You will also receive your name listed in the book as a Special Contributor.

    Reward will include one Dracula Illuminated hardcover book, the Exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

    Includes:
    • THE CASTLE Ex-Libris Original Artwork
    • Dracula Illuminated - Hard Cover Edition
    • Exclusive Ex-Libris Book Plate
    • Your name listed in the book as a special contributor.
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    NOIR Artist Sketch Edition Book - Signed

    Limited to only 10 copies, this reward is a true one-of-a-kind item worth keeping throughout the ages! Using the limited edition glow-in-the-dark NOIR version, the artist Matt Hughes will add a 4-inch sketch drawn directly inside each book. The book is signed and numbered to just 10 by the artist. You will also have your name listed inside the final printed book as a special contributor.

    This reward includes the exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want to add a standard Dracula edition book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

    Includes:
    • Dracula Illuminated - NOIR Artist Sketch Edition
    • Exclusive Ex-Libris Book Plate
    • Your name listed in the book as a special contributor.
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    LUCY Original Art, Book, Name in book

    With this reward, you will have a true one-of-a-kind item - the actual original piece of artwork "LUCY" used in the production of the book. The original artwork measures 16" x 12 and is ink, graphite, and pastels on acid free board. You will also receive your name listed in the book as a Special Contributor.

    Reward will include one Dracula Illuminated hardcover book, the Exclusive Ex-Libris bookplate, all stretch goals, and access to campaign updates. Want an extra book? Just add $55 to your pledge.

    Includes:
    • LUCY Original artwork
    • Dracula Illuminated - Hard Cover Edition
    • Exclusive Ex-Libris Book Plate
    • Your name listed in the book as a special contributor.
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