***Please read below. This is a pre-order - Gold and Scarlet edition ships on 12th December, 2017. Christmas delivery for outside UK is not guaranteed*** “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” I love this quote but Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, considered by many to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. I really wanted to try to do Goethe’s words justice. My approach is always to try to draw from the past but to try to strongly evoke the present. It seemed appropriate to adopt a very classical approach, so I have contrasted a bespoke, flourished, formal script with my interpretation of Roman Monumental Capitals. Very often beauty in work of this nature involves aiming for the highest levels of harmony, balanced contrast and vitality. Vitality in this context involved trying to look beyond conventional, contemporary approaches to letterform design. I’ve tried to achieve vitality here with an extreme attention to detail and an unconventional approach to ornamentation. The word ‘Love’, for example, is constructed using circle packing, a branch of mathematics concerned with the arrangement of circles on a given surface. ’Shaped’ is a relatively simple piece by my standards and I hope it demonstrates that there is often a great elegance and beauty in simplicity. I’m very proud of this piece. ‘Shaped’ - Gold Leaf & Scarlet, Seb Lester, 2017 - 23ct Gold leaf applied by hand onto Scarlet Colorplan art paper 350gsm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5, 420 X 510 mm. Shipping: ***Unfortunately I am not able to guarantee Christmas delivery outside of the United Kingdom.*** Orders are shipped via ‘Special Delivery’ in the UK and ‘Royal Mail International Signed For’ elsewhere in the world in a very robust postal tube. Normal delivery time to Europe is 5-7 working days and the rest of the world is 10-12 days, but packages do get delayed in customs and elsewhere. The gold and black edition ships worldwide on Monday 18th December, 2017.
Shaped - Gold Leaf on Scarlet
All prints are sent Royal Mail Special Delivery in the UK and Royal Mail 'International Signed For' internationally, which is a tracked and signed service in most countries. Normal delivery time for the UK is 2-3 days, 5-7 days for Europe and 10-12 days for the rest of the world, but please allow up to 7 days for delivery in the UK and up to 28 days for the rest of the world.