The design is based on the medieval text 'The Luttrell Psalter'. It was produced in Lincolnshire in the early 1300’s and is considered one of the most important medieval documents in existence today. It contains the most imaginative and remarkable illustrations which form the basis of my design, an aging technique is applied to the painting to give the appearance of ageing.
By Sue Guthrie
Sue Guthrie is a professional artist who has produced work for several art trails. She became an artist due to a lack of imagination - she was unable to see herself doing anything else! Her clients include BMW, Regus, NHS and John Lewis. Her inspiration generally comes from, as she puts it, ‘faffing about’ with images and thinking about the context in which they will be seen.www.sueguthrie.co.uk
Sponsored by Optima Graphic Design Consultants Ltd
Optima are a Lincoln based UK Design Week and DRUM Top 100 design agency. Formed in 1995 we are a true full-service creative agency specialising in brand, print, websites and exhibition materials.
Optima were one of the Baron’s sponsors in 2015 – we worked with Ruth Pigott to create the Yellowbelly Baron. This year we have decided again to choose a really graphic design. We chose the Luttrell Psalter knight to bring to everyone's attention this amazing Lincolnshire book. Our artist Sue Guthrie has researched the book and brought the amazing beasts that are found in the margins of this famous book of psalms onto our Knight. Long before J K Rowling brought fantastic beasts to our attention the monks that created the Luttrell Psalter created some amazing beasts alongside capturing views of everyday life in medieval Lincolnshire.
Optima loved the fun and enjoyment that the Barons' Trail brought to our City. Enjoy the Knights' Trail, tell your friends and if you want to find out more about the Luttrell Psalter you can find out more in the collection Museum and see a copy of it or visit the page turner of the original in the Britsh Library - www.bl.uk/turning-the-pages