A Printing Pilgrimage

Last month, whilst on a brief trip to Antwerp in Belgium, I visited the fantastic Plantin-Moretus Museum. Arriving by train at the ludicrously impressive Antwerpen-Centraal station, the city itself has a long history of being a focus for art and culture, both with it’s school of painting which included Rubens and Van Dyck among others, […]

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May Morris at the William Morris Gallery

Starting the new year with some design inspiration, I took myself along to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow to catch their latest exhibition, on the life and work of May Morris, William’s younger daughter. It was a fantastic and comprehensive collection of her work; from the early designs she produced for Morris & co, […]

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Ornament & Typography in Lisbon

I recently took a short trip to Lisbon and while I knew it was a city famous for it’s ornamental tile work, it was fantastic to see it up close, especially since so many of the patterns and flourishes have a lot of similarities to letterpress ornament. There were some great examples of the range […]

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