Pangur Bán 1

The Celtic Cat, version 1

13" x 19" archival inkjet limited edition print 90lb watercolor paper with a matte finish.
A limited edition of 150 prints, each signed and numbered.

 The text is a ninth-century poem written by an Irish monk about his cat named Pangur Bán. The cat hunted mice with the same dedication as the author hunted words and wisdom through writing and scribal practice. The lower drawing here brings a modern reference, where a Celtic cat has his paw on a computer mouse and is playing Pac-Man! This design was commissioned by Trinity College Library for a souvenir poster several years ago. I was then designing calligraphy for the panels of The Book of Kells exhibition. This print is a much finer limited edition.

LONG-LASTING ARCHIVAL MEDIA Printed from an Epson SC P800 using Epson’s 9-color UltraChrome ink system at 2880 dpi on Epson acid-free watercolour paper, a combination to ensure long-lasting quality. Wilhelm Imaging Research ( suggest prints using this combination of ink and media will last for over 90 years without appreciable fading, based on indoor display framed under glass. Dark Storage Stability Rating at 73°F/50%RH is indicated to last more than 200 years. Detail is super fine at this resolution, almost ten times better than commercial printing so that even under a magnifying glass, prints hold up to scrutiny.

The video below tells my affectionate take on Pangur Bán and Pac-Man