We're delighted to announce the release of “Pierrot le Fou” by the inimitable Yuko Shimizu, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jean Luc Godard's subversive masterpiece.

With regular work for Vertigo, DC Comics, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Penguin books under her belt, award winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu is amongst the most revered names currently working in the field and has been named by Newsweek as one of “100 Japanese the world respects”. It is with great honour that we welcome Ms Shimizu to our roster and look forward to many more collaborations in the future.

“Pierrot le Fou” is on sale now from our shop.

Pierrot le Fou
by Yuko Shimizu


Pop Art Edition

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11-colour hand-pulled screen print
Size: 18” x 30.5”
Flora Giglio 240gsm textured paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 80
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
£60

Noir Edition

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11-colour hand-pulled screen print
Size: 18” x 30.5”
Flora Giglio 240gsm textured paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 80
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
£60

“Narratives”

Black Dragon Press is proud to present Narratives, a monthly series of art prints lovingly curated by art director Nicolas Delort. Showcasing the most exciting young talents alongside the more established names, Narratives invites illustrators around the world to tell a story based around a loosely defined theme. How each artist chooses to illustrate their stories in their own style will form the creative basis for a series that celebrates original art to its fullest extent.

Each chapter will consist of 6 illustrations released over the course of 3 months and will be strictly limited to 100 prints, each including a signed certificate of authenticity, and printed on the highest quality paper by the UK’s best fine art printers.

For the opening salvo we asked the excellent Ashley Mackenzie and Dadu Shin to start us off, naturally, where it all began...



Narratives Chapter I:

Let There Be Light — 1/3



“Haematopoietic Transpiration”
by Ashley Mackenzie


Fine Art print on Hahnemühle German Etching (310gsm)
Size: 12" x 18"
Hand numbered. Edition of 100
Signed certificate of authenticity
£60
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I'm calling it “Haematopoietic Transpiration” after the scientific name for red blood cell production and the process by which water moves through plants.The piece is about finding beauty in the systems that make us what we are. — Ashley Mackenzie





“Star Stuff”
by Dadu Shin


Fine Art print on Hahnemühle German Etching (310gsm)
Size: 20" x 15"
Hand numbered. Edition of 100
Signed certificate of authenticity
£60
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Carl Sagan once said “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff”. This is my interpretation of our star stuff origins. — Dadu Shin



CLASSICAL SERIES — 1/3
Goldberg Variations
by Nicolas Delort

Nicolas Delort's personal interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's “Goldberg Variations”. Story has it that Bach composed the Variations at the behest of one Count Kaiserling, who suffered terrible insomnia. The Count's assistant, Mr. Goldberg, was to play the Variations to help him fall asleep. And so, night after night, the Count would request Goldberg to play the Variations which, over time, came to be known as the Goldberg Variations.

Regular

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2-colours with varnish
Size: 18” x 27”
270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 136
Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
£50
Variant

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Metallic inks on ultra-black paper
Size: 18” x 27”
Fedrigoni Sirio Ultra Black 280gsm paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 50
Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
£70

“I'm happy to present the first piece in a series I've long wanted to work on. Music and especially classical music have always been a big part of my life and I've always wanted to incorporate that into my art and I'm very grateful Black Dragon Press has given me the opportunity to do so. I hope you will like these personal interpretations of a few of my favorite musical compositions as much as I enjoyed making them!” — Nicolas Delort



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