William Morris Bio: Celebrated Practitioner of the Arts & Crafts Movement

William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the most celebrated practitioners of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He embraced the ideal of craftspeople taking pride in their personal handiwork, as opposed to the dehumanising onslaught of the Industrial Revolution. In creating woven and printed textile patterns (only one area expressed by his remarkable talents), Morris chose to work with the ancient technique of hand woodblock printing. He famously said that any decoration is futile when it does not remind you of something beyond itself.

Morris sought inspiration for his famous repeating patterns from the natural world around him, mille-fleurs tapestries and early prints of herbs as well as the crispness and abundance of exquisite detail in mediæval art. His evocations of antique florals and plants in all their profusion, depth of tone and magical gradation of tints have become design classics gracing the decorative arts, including our journal covers.

Writing Journals that Portray William Morris Designs

Our William Morris collection of blank books is made up of four designs in four different formats.

To find out more about these books, including formats and ISBN numbers, visit our William Morris products page.

Morris Birds Morris Windrush
Morris Honeysuckle Morris Iris

Find & Buy Paperblanks

Interested in buying the William Morris writing journals or any other Paperblanks designs? Use our Store Finder to find retailers in your area or online retailers who can ship to your location. Find it by clicking here or by going to paperblanks.com/stores!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *