Tired of London, Tired of Life


Printed in three stages, utilizing our largest type and colour gradation accross lines, this print depicts an abridged version of the infamous quote from author of the first English dictionary, Samuel Johnson:

Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

The quote originates from a discussion on 20th September 1777 between Johnson and his biographer, James Boswell, on whether or not Boswell’s affection for London would wear thin should he choose to live there, as opposed to the zest he felt on his occasional visits.

Set and printed by hand on Eco white 320gsm.
Edition of 200. Size 710 x 730mm.


All prints are numbered and blind-embossed with a NNP stamp. Every print is inked by hand and so may vary in appearance from these images.