The D'Arcy Thompson Print Folio

Image by Graham Fagen from the D'Arcy Thompson Print FolioA folio of 14 prints created by the Printmaking Workshop at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in collaboration with the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, University of Dundee

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) was the first Professor of Biology at University College, Dundee (now the University of Dundee) and his landmark 1917 publication On Growth and Form has inspired generations of artists, architects and designers as well as profoundly influencing scientific thought. As part of an on-going project to explore the visual influence of D’Arcy Thompson’s work, the University of Dundee Museum Services has commissioned 16 of the leading artists at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to create new print works drawing on Thompson’s ideas as well as the collections held in his Zoology Museum. These limited edition prints are available either collectively in a high-quality presentation portfolio or individually. All proceeds from sales go directly to support the University’s on-going work to engage artists with D’Arcy Thompson’s work and to facilitate residencies and exhibitions with his Zoology Museum.

The folio is produced in an edition of 12 plus three printers’ proofs. All prints measure 12 x 12 inches and are on White Magnani Litho paper, printed at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design under the supervision and co-ordination of Mark Hunter and Jim Pattison. Seven sets of prints will be sold in a high-quality handmade box including text written by the artists and by Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services, University of Dundee. The remaining five will be available for sale individually.

Portfolio boxed sets: £2,250 – 7 portfolio boxes available (some now sold)

Individual prints (unframed): £150 – 5 of each available (some now sold)

Click on the artists' names to see each print:

To place an order or for further details, contact Matthew Jarron of Museum Services on 01382 384310 or

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