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Stephen Hawking's Time Travel Experiment: New prints

Stephen Hawking's Time Travel Experiment: New prints

October 04, 2013

This week we launched some new prints, all variations of an invitation that forms the centrepiece of Stephen Hawking's time travel experiment. It's a ture moment of 'art meeting science'. We created these prints with the blessing of the great man himself.

There are four prints available, two limited-edition letterpress versions that were handprinted at New North Press in Shoreditch, London and an open edition in two colours. Given the subject matter, I felt that silver on black would be an appropriate choice and, while looking through hundreds of paper samples, I came across a really beautiful handmade paper from the Himalayas called Khadi and I knew I had to use that too. The prints all have a steampunk feel about them – I guess the combination of Victorian type (and type setting) and futuristic-sounding subject matter does that – and the handmade paper additionally looks a little like something from the wild west. It's been great hearing some of the early feedback and I'm really pleased that people like them.

No time travellers showed up at Stephen Hawking's party and, indeed, he believes that time travel to the past is not possible due to paradox. Others disagree - some cite the Many World's theory of quantum mechanics that allows for an infinite number of universes with multiple possibilities. I certainly like the idea that, in an alternate universe, a time traveller sees one of our prints and travels back in time to attend the party and to meet Stephen Hawking.




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