Typography master Seb Lester has just released a brand new limited edition print. ‘Cloths of Heaven’ is his beautiful interpretation of a poem by renowned Irish poet W.B. Yates, ‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’.
The print is a continuation of his ardent exploration of the beauty in the context of letterform design. “Yeats’s poem references ‘embroidered cloths’ and ‘gold and silver threads’, so I wanted to try to make the screen print look like an exquisite and timelessly beautiful piece of highly ornamental needlework. I’ve drawn from Medieval, Renaissance and 18th-century sources but I have also tried to integrate personal, progressive and irreverent flourishing ideas. The result is a hybrid stylistic treatment that I think could only exist in the 21st century,” explains Lester.
As well as producing this exquisite metallic gold ink print on 330gsm midnight blue Plike art paper, Seb Lester has collaborated with The London Embroidery Studio to create an embroidered artwork. This elegant short film shows footage of both the print and embroidery being created.