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William Morris - Kelmscott Press

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
William Morris (1834–1896) attended to every last detail of his books, which he had printed on the hand press at his own Kelmscott Press. Woodcuts, vine-decorated borders, and illuminated initials adorn his stories or those of his favorite authors. Morris also designed typefaces, looking to examples of medieval book art and early book printing for inspiration. Morris’s books then went on to became models for others—for example the students at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich.