Stock - Screenprinted on 285gsm recycled birch paper
Edition size - 110
Signed by artist Steve Simpson and Poet Stephen James Smith
Graphic design legend Steve Simpson has been let loose in the Damn Fine Print studio for an exciting new design project with contemporary Irish poet Stephen James Smith.
Simpson, whose iconic style has adorned everything from whiskey bottles to plastic toys, classic cars and giant billboards in New York’s Times Square, uses Smith’s epic monologue My Ireland as his inspiration for a limited edition print made by hand in the Damn Fine Print studio.
Smith’s masterpiece, a 1700-word ode to contemporary Ireland, was commission last year for the St Patrick’s Festival and has been recognised and acclaimed by critics as an exciting, irreverent and at times angry tribute to modern Irish culture.
Smith, a Dublin poet and playwright at the centre of the rising spoken word scene in Ireland, says of the piece: “I don’t know if it’s even a poem.
"It’s me just opening up my arms to Ireland, and trying to see what I can grab. And trying to talk from my heart.”