Pi 1000 04 [A4 size art print]


Shipping to United States: $10.76

The idea for this design occurred to me on Pi Day (3/14) 2021. There is no shortage of boring posters displaying the first X digits of the mysterious irrational number Pi but followers of my designs will already have gathered that I dislike designs that hit the viewer over the head with information. I set out to produce interesting, often playful, designs with a mathematical truth embedded in them for the viewer to find.

This new design, which comes in a variety of colourings, satisfies that requirement. It is the first 1000 of the infinite digits of Pi but expressed in colour. The key to the print is the line of 10 coloured circles at the bottom, which represent 1,2,3….0.

As always, these designs representing ‘random’ numbers throw up intriguing patterns which lead nowhere but are fascinating for all that. In truth the digits of Pi are not random but, like an infinite random sequence, literally any combination of digits can be found somewhere along the line. One surprise in the first 1000 digits is a sequence of 6 nines – can you see them?

Designed by David Lawrence, d/dx art prints are created to order on heavyweight 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 and frames of the correct size are widely available.

This print is standard European A4 (210*297mm) in size and is unframed. (An A3 sized 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

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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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • 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.

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