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The lost font

I think most people who have nothing to do with printing or design would admit that until word processors replaced type-writers, most of us wouldn’t know one font form another. 453 more words

Books

Up Then, Fair Phoenix Bride

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self the great pearls of wisdom I now know to be absolute truth. 260 more words

My Soul Leapt

'Morris and Me'

On Thursday, we once again made our way to the William Morris Society to explore more of the treasures they hold. This time, WMS’ Alice gave us a┬áprivate tour of Emery Walker’s house on Hammersmith Terrace, which is a short walk down the Thames from Kelmscott House where the society is based. 409 more words

William Morris

Monday August 11th

This is the photo of the moon taken on our way back to the hotel after dinner last night,  The moon is large as it is the closest it ever gets to Earth. 236 more words

William Morris

Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

2014 marks the centenary of Jane Morris’s death, and to mark this the National Portrait Gallery have a small exhibition devoted to images of Janey. This includes photographs and paintings of her friends and family, including a marvellous, though unsmiling, photographic portrait of the Morris and Burne-Jones families which gives a real sense of how closely the families were entwined (and explains why the children were described as ‘medieval brutes’). 211 more words

Art

A portrait of Robert Catterson-Smith

Tom Riedlinger has recently sent us a scan of this portrait of Robert Catterson-Smith, a pastel painting by T. Murray Bernard Bladon in about 1920. It was for many years owned by the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham and is now in the Jenden/Riedlinger Collection. 136 more words

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