The good folk at Rough Trade Books are set to release their next set of pamphlets in time for spring. A timely release for the colourful fourth series which is in collaboration with Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery.
Our friends at Caught by the River tell us more about each fluro edition:
“Seeking to riff on William Morris’ passion for printing and specifically his interest in the pamphlet form, the four titles — across the disciplines of poetry, prose, illustration and photography — aim to exist in dialogue with the work of William Morris, emphasising how his ideas about aesthetics, design, politics, the environment and art in general, remain as powerful and prescient today as they ever have been.
In Germ Songs, the words of Caught by the River Poet-in-Residence Will Burns sit alongside the illustrations of Jess White; in Tracks, new short fiction from CBTR friend and contributor Luke Turner is accompanied by the photography of Eva Vermandel. Elsewhere, artist Lola Lely and illustrator Nina Chakrabarti exchange thoughts on the ordinary and extraordinary, the aesthetic and functional, whilst Will Ashon and Michal Novosad collaborate to tell a tale of homeless life in London.