‘Night and Day’ is a Giclée print by famous textile designer Lucienne Day. Printed onto 310gsm 100% cotton rag, the print is from a limited edition of 850 and is hand numbered and hand embossed.
Lucienne Day was a prolific twentieth century textile designer, who revitalised post-war British homes with her vibrant patterns and designs. Her work is bold, fresh and vibrant, incorporating Edwardian style flora and fauna, as well as graphic shapes with an early modernist flavour, which still look as stylish today as when they were first produced. ‘Night and Day’ combines graphic design with tactile art. The print - which uses a kitchen towel-design that Day produced for Thomas Somerset in the 1960s - is a triumph of colour and composition. Day has split the linen into two sections, one off-white, the other deep brown, to depict both night and day. The top section contains a large, yellow globe, edged with tiny black flecks, to represent the sun. In the bottom, Day has created a symmetrical white orb, containing a black, illustrated owl and three night-time stars. The final result is bold and graphic, with the inimitable retro flavour of the 1960s.