Magni Aestimo is a print and a treasure map to the design secrets of Edinburgh.
Kirty Baynham’s idea was to use common Edinburgh garden birds and flowers and illustrate these with various architectural and design features around Edinburgh which inspired her. The artist started with a bit of a wonder, noticing all the interesting patterns and shapes across Edinburgh that often go uncelebrated. Kirsty captured these details with her camera. They’re mostly architectural (tile patterns, fancy windows, interesting brick work and gates, lamp posts etc.) and the patterns come from a mix of both well-known Edinburgh landmarks and more obscure finds that are hidden in lesser known parts of the City. Kirsty has taken care to incorporate the locations where the patterns can be found, with the addresses and their exact latitude and longitudes worked into the final print design. The print is essentially a map of these features which the curious minded and adventerous traveller could follow around the city!
Included in each print is a postcard which notes the locations.
Created by Kirsty Baynham for the “Crag & Tale” exhibition, for which we encouraged illustrators to look at Edinburgh from a different perspective. Curated by Nicky Brooks at the Red Door Gallery you can read more about this exhibition here.
A3 giclee print, signed by the artist.