Posts Tagged ‘1888’

December 17

“Messrs. L. Johnson & Company had some time previously started The Typographic Advertiser, and the idea suggested itself to us that Western printers also should have an organ or trade paper. Well do we remember the evening on which the idea assumed definite form and the bantling was named. It was in our counting room [...]

November 15

“Let’s make a new fount of type.” With that statement was born on November 15, 1888 that unique creation known as the Kelmscott Press. The speaker was William Morris, craftsman in design, poet, painter, essayist, who was walking home with his friend Emery Walker following the latter’s address before the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. [...]