Motto – ‘Hope in honest error’.


An inspirational Charles Rennie Mackintosh – lettered motto for your desk or wall.

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“There is hope in honest error. None in the icy perfections of the mere stylist”.
This stunning Duille motto is printed in crisp black and white and and features a quotation hand-lettered by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901. Perfect inspiration from beautiful Mackintosh design.

Mackintosh designed a variety of lettering throughout his career.
The quotation from writing by J.D. Sedding, an English Arts & Crafts architect, was much admired by Mackintosh. His rendering of the text is strongly influenced by work from the Vienna Secession group, including Koloman Moser. The spaces between the letterforms and the visual rhythm of the composition have all been carefully considered. It’s a decisive and very successful departure from the rules of conventional typography.

Ready to display.
In a smart black frame with an integral desktop stand and wall hanging loop.
Put it on your desk, your wall, give it to a friend.

Designed and made by Duille, Northampton, England.
Adapted from an original 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Printed on card and mounted in a polymer crystal-glazed fibreboard frame. All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.
Frame includes built in stand for table top use and loop for wall hanging.
13cm x 8cm x 1cm.

This design is also available as a poster.
Also available is an adapted version of Mackintosh’s design.


Card only, 1st class Royal Mail (UK), 2nd class Royal Mail (UK), 1st class Europe, 1st class Rest of world

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