Lost on the Road to Eternity (Magnum) STANDARD or SPECIAL open edition print, hand-signed by Rodney Matthews

PRE-ORDER* Lost on the Road to Eternity (Magnum) STANDARD or SPECIAL open edition print, hand-signed by Rodney Matthews

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"At last, we are able to start taking pre-orders for the open edition print of Lost on the Road to Eternity.  Like the album, the official release date is Friday 19th January 2018.  As a first for my Magnum artwork, not only will the image be available as a standard sized print, but also as a special artwork-sized print measuring over 1.1 metres wide (that's just 4 inches short of 4 feet for those that don't like metric)!

On the 15th of May 2017, Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley came to our studio to drink tea and eat Jaffa cakes.  Tony also had a couple of ideas for the "forthcoming album cover" for Lost on the Road to Eternity.  These occasions, of which there have been many, always fill me with fear, on account of the amount of detail Tony wants to include in the image ... all for £10 or thereabouts! ;)

You can imagine my relief, when on the description of the first of his two ideas, I concluded, 'not an excessive amount of detail here', but wait ... what of the subject matter - a bloke crucified to a wind turbine! 'Next!' I muttered.  Tony's plan B was much more acceptable, but, of course, highly detailed.  He must have anticipated my refusal of the first idea, which he described as controversial, because he was clutching one of those small pieces of yellow paper with a sticky strip, on which he had scribbled the names of seventeen characters - mostly from children's storybooks.

I have thoroughly enjoyed bringing Tony's vision to life, (and adding a couple of my own snippets along the way), but even so, at times, I despaired at the thought of meeting his deadline!

For me this is the best Magnum album cover I've done since On a Storyteller's Night.  You may, or may not agree, but my point is, that print sales for Storyteller have far outstripped all my other Magnum images, yet if I had illustrated Lost on the Road to Eternity back in 1985, then it might now be regarded as a Magnum classic.

Just to round off the design, Sarah took my old Magnum logo from Chase the Dragon time and gave it some Photoshop tweaking, which brought it up to the present day.

Lost on the Road to Eternity - I hope you enjoy trip!"

- Rodney Matthews

STANDARD print information:

  • Title: Lost on the Road to Eternity
  • Materials: archival Lightfast Inks on Matt Ultra 240gsm Photo Quality Paper
  • Printing: giclée printed by Pricelis Art Ltd
  • Size: 46cm x 78.5cm (18.1" x 30.9”)
  • Edition size: open edition hand-signed by Rodney Matthews

SPECIAL print information:

  • Title: Lost on the Road to Eternity
  • Materials: archival Lightfast Inks on Matt Natural Soft Textured 315gsm Fine Art Paper
  • Printing: giclée printed by Pricelis Art Ltd
  • Size: 62.2cm x 1m 11.8cm (24.3" x 44”)
  • Edition size: open edition hand-signed by Rodney Matthews

*Why pre-order?  So, that you can have this highly anticipated print in your hands as quickly as possible.  Although we always try to get prints to you as soon as we can, orders can sometimes take up to two weeks.  If however, you place your order by 1pm on Wednesday 17th January, then we will be able to get your print out for delivery on the 18th, so that it arrives at your door on the 19th.

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