Walter Crane’s <i>Queen Summer</i>

Walter Crane’s Queen Summer

In our ongoing development of our extensive Walter Crane library, we continue to do digital adaptations of his most notable books. The latest of these is Queen Summer, or the Tourney of the Lilly and the Rose, an epic poem written and extensively illustrated by Crane in a charming neoclassical style. The work is reminiscent of some of Crane’s masques …


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Walter Crane Collections Guide

Walter Crane Collections Guide

Walter Crane was the outstanding artist and designer of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. We are doing our best to acquire his complete library of works and make it available digitally.


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Walter Crane’s A Flower Wedding

One of the most interesting items in our extensive collection of Walter Crane illustrated books is Crane’s 1905 work A Flower Wedding, an original poem illustrated with 39 decorative full-page plates. The concept of the work is that each of the wedding guests represents a flower and is depicted with that flower incorporated in the illustration. The illustrations are detailed …


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Walter Crane’s <i>The Shepheard’s Calender</i>

Walter Crane’s The Shepheard’s Calender

Another of Walter Crane’s interesting decorated books is his edition of Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Shepheard’s Calender. It’s not as well known as Spenser’s The Faerie Queen which Crane also illustrated, but it has excellent illustrations and a particularly outstanding set of emblems with latin mottos which accompany the main illustrations. It also has a great frontispiece, decorative endpapers …


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Scriptorium Premieres Kindle Book Series

As you may have noticed, we have been producing complete PDF versions of many of the illustrated books which we use as source material for our collections. A logical next step seemed to be making those complete facsimile editions of classic illustrated books available on Amazon in Kindle format. Some of them are quite rare and are not available from …


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2010 Font and Art Sampler

At the end of every year we put together a special discounted package with samples of what we produced during that year, and now it’s time to release a sampler with some of our best items from 2010, including selected art and featured fonts. 2010 saw the release of some extraordinary fonts and art and this is a chance to …


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Walter Crane: The Hind in the Wood

As we continue development on our collection of material by Arts and Crafts master Walter Crane we get to share little tidbits of the contents before they are released. The latest example is a selection of art from the chapbook The Hind in the Wood, a smaller work than most of the Crane books we’ve been digitizing. The book is …


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Walter Crane Wallpaper

As a special bonus to increase awareness of our great packages of Walter Crane art, we’ve put together a special collection of digital wallpaper, based on Walter Crane designs, for use on iPhones and computers. Our Walter Crane packages include digital versions of his illustrated books Queen Summer, Pan Pipes, The Baby’s Aesop and The Baby’s Opera. That’s a lot …


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The Fonts of Spiderwick

Spiderwick Chronicles movie opening this weekend a lot of people are out looking for the evocative fantasy-style fonts used in the movie and in the books. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that almost all of the fonts used in both the original books, the movie and the books based on the movie are from the Scriptorium. In …


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