The City and CountRy of Bristol
Marc Vyvyan-Jones grew up in Bristol, and loves the Green City of Protest, with its rich history and spirit of independence.
The City and CountRy of Bristol is an affectionate satirical ‘map’ of Bristol, inspired by the famous Millerd map of the city, printed in 1673, which you can see in Bristol Museum. (The museum was kind enough to buy a copy of Marc’s version too.)
The map was first released as a limited edition black-and-white print in 1992, each copy hand-coloured with watercolours. Marc thought the edition had sold out, but in its 25th anniversary year, a small package of prints turned up when he sorted through his archive of artwork. Marc has celebrated the 25th anniversary of the map by releasing the first colour glicée print – with a few small changes here and there…
The original map was drawn in the heart of Bristol, in his then studio at Centrespace, and was printed at Bower Ashton, a little way down river.
There are now limited editions of the 25th anniversary map, in two sizes. Each edition is each of 850. The prints are individually signed by Marc, and are printed on Innova Art 280gsm archival quality paper, using archival quality ink.
Standard print: 434mm x 336mm (image approx 405mm x 300mm) - price £65 (inc vat) plus p&p (UK - £10)
Large print: 550mm x 405mm; (image approx 530mm x 390mm) - price £100 (inc vat) plus p&p (UK - £10)