Since 1995, London-based artist Paul Noble has been engaged in a monumental project to meticulously depict a fictional city, Nobson Newtown. A master draftsman, Noble renders fantastical aerial perspectives as wall-sized drawings in pencil on paper. Described by the artist as an “exercise in self-portraiture via town planning;” the city is unpopulated and the buildings, upon close inspection, are revealed to be three-dimensional letters, Noble based “Nobfont” on the forms of modernist architecture, Ye Olde Ruin expands upon a small section of a larger drawing by the same name. With “Nobfont”, Noble spells out an excerpt from the epic Persian poem, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Artware Editions is an approved Maharam Digital Projects retailer and offers the complete line of artist-designed digital wallpapers. These mural-style wallpaper installations are sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis. There is a minimum purchase price based on the size of the original legend designed by the artist. It is not required that the total square footage be used but up to the indicated amount is available for the minimum purchase price. The total original image for this wallpaper is 167 square feet and this can be scaled and repeated to custom-fit any space on a project-specific basis. The wallpaper has a matte laminate finish which can be cleaned using mild soap and warm water.