Derivatives 06 [A4 size art print]


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This simple, elegant design illustrates a crucial and revolutionary discovery in mathematics – the derivative and its close cousin, the infinitesimal calculus. It is the subject of entire university courses and weighty books but is beautifully summarized in this design (and the brief explanation at The simple, yet incredibly powerful insight which led to using unimaginably small values in calculations, is down largely to the genius of both Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton (he of the apple). It can be applied to mathematical expressions of almost every kind and it revolutionized mathematics, science and engineering.

Designed by David Lawrence, d/dx art prints are created on 315 gsm Canson Infinity Museum Rag produced at the centuries-old Arches paper mill in France. This superb art paper is acid-free and uses no optical brighteners to degrade over time. Ultrachrome K3 inks provide vivid colours which will last without fading for many decades in normal conditions. The robustness of the paper makes DIY framing a simple matter.

This print is standard European A4 (210*297mm) in size and is unframed. (An A3 version is available as a separate listing.) It will be packed flat in a crystal envelope with cardboard stiffener and posted in a rigid protective container.

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We post items wherever possible within 2 working days. Prints are posted in rigid boxes via Royal Mail (First Class within the UK).


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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

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I don't accept cancellations

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
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  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

In the unlikely event that there is a flaw in your print we are happy to exchange it or refund the price on return. In the event of damage in transit, it helps if you can provide photographic or other evidence so that we can claim from Royal Mail.


The colours you are seeing on your monitor are inevitably not precisely the colours you would see if you were looking at the same design in printed form. There is simply no way around that, since the internet places limits on the range of colours that can be displayed and, even if that were not the case, every monitor is subtly (sometimes wildly!) different in the way it displays colours.

But you can be reassured that the quality of our equipment is such that colours and quality are consistent over time and the print you receive will be identical to other prints sold in galleries and art fairs to buyers who have every opportunity to handle and assess them.


Reviews (1)


Beautiful, crisp, precise prints! The prints arrive in a plastic sleeve with two stickers describing the print (one stuck to the sleeve, one ready to stick wherever)—great to explain the print if you are gifting it, and great if you want to place the explanation by wherever you hang it—as well as what I think is matting board sized perfectly for the print, if you want to cut out a mat for it in a frame (it also keeps the prints from bending).

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