Earlier on in the week we teased on Facebook that we had an exciting announcement to make, well here it is!
Cult Collective are very pleased to be able to EXCLUSIVELY reveal two fantastic new letter presses by Cakes and Comics’ Matt Ferguson, ‘There And Back Again’ and ’One Ring To Rule Them All’.
Due to popular demand Matt has produced a limited number of high quality letter presses, previously only available as postcards, of both ’One Ring To Rule Them All’ and ‘There And Back Again’, inspired by The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit!
Here’s what artist and designer Matt Ferguson had to say on working on the pieces;
“I always liked the circular nature of the adventures in the Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings stories, how by the end of the adventure everything is set right and the Hobbits go back home the way they came. So I found myself thinking about how that would make a good piece of art, the perfect summation of “There And Back Again”. Once the idea popped into my head it all seemed so simple, why not make it all one piece with the ring and then the different locations/events that happen on the outside of it all going round in circle. I then applied the same idea to the Hobbit but instead of using a ring I thought it would be cool to use a hexagon motif, as it reminded me of the angular aspect of Dwarf society, it also just so happened that I could fit some dwarf writing into that shape better as well. I really couldn’t believe no one had come up with a similar idea before! I love it when a plan comes together.”
Printed by Blush Publishing, both ‘One Ring To Rule Them All’ and ‘There And Back Again’ are 2 colour, A3 letter presses, signed and numbered in a limited edition of 100 and will cost £25. Matt will also be making sets of the pair available at £45 with 40 random orders getting signed, one of a kind mini art cards that can be seen below!
The prints will be available through Matt’s Cakes and Comics ONLINE STORE at a random time on Friday the 10th of January!
Matt is well know for tirelessly creating brilliant, new and unique pieces of art, often just for fun, and these two prints represent both movies in a clever and engaging way. As for the printing itself, Blush Publishing are known for their quality work and printing these pieces as a letterpress will really compliment the style and texture of the work making them an exceptional piece of art that any fan of Middle Earth must own!
Make sure you follow Matt on his TWITTER and FACEBOOK page for the on sale announcement as well as to keep up to date with all his extraordinary Cakes and Comics artwork. Also, keep a look out on his ONLINE STORE where you will be able to pick these great prints up at a random time this Friday.
Find more of Matt’s work over at his Cakes and Comics WEBSITE where he has a whole raft of awesome geeky goodness for you to peruse!