‘Too Many Cooks’ 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. ‘Too Many Cooks’ 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 created row after row of simple figures, each adorned in brown, purple and black garb. The different figures are repeated, but not in uniform order, for a higgledy-piggledy aesthetic that has enduring charm. The final ressult is bold, graphic, and beautiful, with the inimitable retro flavour of the 1960s.