William Morris (1834 – 1896) was an artist, designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsman, poet, writer and champion of socialist ideals. Above all, he was also a leading member of Art and Crafts Movement.
William Morris‘ idealistic approach by mean of art design had greatly contributed on the relation of art appreciation with commercial industry. Both aspects are to be closely related.
By applying fine visual aestheticism to production of commercial design has, thus, become the key stage in evolution of design as we know today.
Design goes from decorative stained glass to commercial textile, and impressive wallpaper to ornamental border for press materials.
Below sharing his fine collection of print fabric and wallpapers.
Almost all the designs we use for surface decoration, wallpapers, textiles, and the like, I design myself. I have had to learn the theory and to some extent the practice of weaving, dyeing and textile printing: all of which I must admit has given me and still gives me a great deal of enjoyment. – William Morris (1834 – 1896)
Consolidation of my favorite quotes. Installation Three. The last of grouping those older posts.
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí
“Blogging is about breaking down everything you know into bite-sized chunks so that people can learn it all over a period of time. If they look back through the archives, they can often see the entire breadth of your knowledge.” – James Chartrand of Men with Pens on Copyblogger.com blog post
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine
You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. – Irish prover
“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvador Dalí
I consider that the woods that make up the body (sides and back) of a guitar have very little influence on its sound since this depends more on the appropriate thicknesses selected and on the internal structure. – J. Ramirez III, “Things about the Guitar”
Electric guitars are an abomination, whoever heard of an electric violin? An electric cello? Or for that matter an electric singer? – Andres Segovia
“My guitar, I sing of thee ‘Tis with thee that I decoy And ensnare enchantingly the ladies I enjoy.” – Pierre de Ronsard
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill