A limited edition collector’s poster commemorating the centenary of 78 Derngate – the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
We were honoured to be involved in the design of the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition, “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War”. Organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mackintosh’s only design for a house in England, the exhibition featured a rich mix of works from his late career. Because of numerous requests, this poster which was originally produced in a very small quantity to promote the exhibition, is now available in a limited collector’s edition of just 78.
Includes references to the history of Mackintosh design and 78 Derngate.
The design is inspired by works of The Wiener Werkstätte (engl.: Vienna Workshop), which was established in 1903 by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, both associates of Mackintosh whom they greatly respected and were influenced by. Many of the works produced by Mackintosh during the period he worked on 78 Derngate, as well as the schemes for the house itself, owe much to his sympathies with this leading design group.
The title lettering is adapted from Mackintosh’s hand-lettered inscription for a portfolio of drawings. The signature checkerwork motif was much favoured by Mackintosh throughout his career and features most strikingly in the carpet and glass screen for the stunning Hall Lounge of 78 Derngate.
Featuring an original photograph of Mackintosh in high resolution.
Signed and numbered on the reverse, the poster is printed in the vivid colours of 78 Derngate on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper in archival quality inks. It features James Craig Annan’s famous side portrait of Mackintosh from 1893 reproduced in stunning high resolution.
An unusual, striking and historic poster for the Mackintosh enthusiast.
Your poster will be sent rolled in a protective tube. A proportion from each sale will be donated in support of 78 Derngate, Northampton which is now a leading visitor attraction open to the public.
Size: 297 x 420 mm.
Limited edition of 78 signed prints.