… authentic reproduction of the printer’s mark of William Morris, Kelmscott Press. I extracted it from a scan, vectorized and tweaked it, to be used as label for my file containing Kelmscott Press prints and scans.
This mark was used in the colophon of a Kelmscott Press book by William Morris published in 1896, called: »The well at the world's end«.
Kelmscott Press was established by William Morris at Hammersmith in January 1891. Between then and 1898, the press produced 53 books (totaling some 18,000 copies). Noteworthy for their harmony of type and illustration, Morris' main priority was to have each book seen a whole: this included taking painstaking care with all aspects of production, including the paper, the form of type, the spacing of the letters, and the position of the printed matter on the page. Kelmscott books re-awakened the ideals of book design and inspired better standards of production at a time when the printed page was generally at its poorest.
… it’s one of my favorite printer’s marks!
about 1 year ago
Huge thanks, Waseem!
@Luke Atkinson Thank you so much!
Many, many thanks, Brandon!
This is great! The "tt" ligature is perfect.
Thanks for the history too, that is very interesting!
Many thanks, Joseph – indeed, it’s so unique, even the »co«!
This just adds to my obsession with flourishes lol. Beautiful! :)
I'm a huge fan of William Morris' work - this is a fantastic reproduction!
@Faheema Patel and @Serina Patterson Thank you so much for your nice comments!
this is really great.
“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” -WM
Nicely done! I am also a fan of the art and crafts movement and of William Morris!
@Chadwick and @Cory Say Thank you so much for your nice words!!!
This is so so so so so RAD.......... Great job @Arno
Huge thanks, Tanveer!!!
about 1 year ago
Nice atmosphere brother
Many, many thanks Robinsson!
Well done, sir Arno!
Huge thanks, sir Jason!!! :D
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