Arts & Crafts Movement

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Lucien and Esther Pissarro, pages from Ishtar’s Descent to the Nether World, Image, color, and ornament combine to generate an intense expressionistic energy.

Lucien and Esther Pissarro, pages from Ishtar’s Descent to the Nether World, 1903. The Pisarro's established the Eragny Press in 1894. They collaborated on designing, wood engraving and the printing their books. Each of these had about 3-4 prints based in Lucien’s drawings and Nicholas Jenson-inspired type. Hence they combined the traditional sensibility of the Private Press Movement with the blossoming Art Nouveau movement and expressionism.

Mackmurdo, design element from the “Hobby Horse” Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo … – ArtandCraft Design, Design Element, Design Elements, Art Nouveau, Teaching Art, Art, Book Design, Arts And Crafts, Arts And Crafts Movement

Mackmurdo, design element from the "Hobby Horse" 1884. Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851 – 1942) was a progressive English architect and designer, who influenced the Arts and Crafts Movement, notably through the Century Guild of Artists, which he set up in partnership with Selwyn Image in 1882.

Fraktur fonts by Rudolf Koch

Rudolf Koch

GERMANY - Rudolf Koch (1876 – 1934) was a leading German calligrapher, typographic artist and teacher, born in Nuremberg. He was primarily a calligrapher with the Gebr. Klingspor foundry. He created several typefaces, in both fraktur and roman styles. Fritz Kredel studied under Koch at the Offenbach School of Design.

I fioretti del glorioso poverello di Christo

Ashendene Press

St. Francis of Assisi, I fioretti del glorioso poverello di Cristo, printed by the Ashendene Press, 1922. The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by Charles Henry St John Hornby (1867–1946). Most Ashendene editions used one of two fonts which were specially cast for the Press. Some Ashendene books, such as that by St. Francis of Assisi shown here, were illustrated with wood-engravings, but the majority were printed solely using type.

Established by Arthur Mackmurdo in The Century Guild greatly influenced the Arts & Crafts movement of the late IMAGE Title page of “The Century Guild Hobby Horse,” a magazine that featured the work of guild members. Design, Arts Crafts Style, Art Nouveau, Art, Art Movement, Book Design, Arts And Crafts, Title Page, Arts And Crafts Movement

Selwyn Image, title page to the Century Guild "Hobby Horse" magazine, 1894.

NETHERLANDS: S.H. De Roos, pages from Hand and Soul by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, published by De Heuvelspers (The Hill Press), 1920.

NETHERLANDS: S.H. De Roos, pages from Hand and Soul by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, published by De Heuvelspers (The Hill Press), 1920.

History of Design: Images from Arts & Crafts Movement

NETHERLANDS: title page from Don Quichote by Miguel Cervantes, 1929-31.