Rough Trade Books have announced their next collection of pamphlets, this time in collaboration with The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow.
4 new editions are set to be released using a wide variety of artforms from poetry to illustration, textile making and photography, all centred around and influenced by the work and thinking of William Morris.
Will Burns and Jess White collaborate to explore Morris’ views on the natural world through poetry and illustration, as do Luke Turner and Eva Vermandel via fiction and photography.
Nina Chakrabarti and Lola Lely together create a visual pamphlet inspired by the Morris quote “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” and Will Ashon and Michal Novosad use Morris’ political and social beliefs to discuss homelessness in London.
For further details about each edition, and to pre-order copies, head to the Rough Trade Books website.
To launch this series, an event will be held at the William Morris Gallery on the 11th of April. Nina Chakrabarti, Lola Lely, Will Burns, Luke Turner and Eva Vermandel will all be reading from and/or discussing their pamphlets, and typographer Timothy Donaldson will be doing a large scale writing performance.
Finally, Rough Trade Books have very kindly offered up a copy of every single pamphlet so far released to the ongoing Save The Social campaign, to raise money for the iconic London venue. Find out more about the fundraiser and pledge here.