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 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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Poll: Publishing Art Book Reprints

We’ve received a number of requests to do facsimile book reprints of some of our antique illustrated books like Pan Pipes by Walter Crane and The Lady of Shallott by Howard Pyle. The books would be printed in full-color, soft-bound and would be page for page reproductions of the entire text and illustrations of the source works. The books would …


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Projects In Development

Here at the Scriptorium we’re constantly working on new projects, drawing on material in our remarkable library of antique books of illustration, design and typography and on original designs as well. At any time we have 3 to 5 projects in various stages of development, from scanning images to designing fonts, to assembling material to create new packages of fonts …


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Walter Crane’s The Baby’s Opera

We have been building a library of illustrated books by Arts and Crafts era designer Walter Crane for several years and are now finally at the point where we can start to release some of our Crane material in useful packages for contemporary designers who want to incorporate his unique aesthetic into their work. Our first Crane release was The …


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2009 Font and Art Sampler

About once a year we release a special sampler package with a collection of selected fonts and art from our most recent and forthcoming packages, including some unique items not available anywhere else, all brought together as an overview of what we’ve been up to at the Scriptorium during the past year. You can get all of this at a …


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Scriptorium T-Shirt Sale

You’ve got to wear something, right? It certainly wouldn’t do to go out naked. So why not be fashionable in a stylish Scriptorium t-shirt, made all that much more appealing by an extra low price in our special pre-summer t-shirt sale. Pick from six of our most popular designs, including three new designs based on illustrations by legendary Arts and …


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Discount Packages on Ebay

Our offerings of selected packages through ebay have had a lot of value as a method of advertising our larger product line and bringing people to the website. As a result we’ve rotated in an entirely new selection of discounted items in our ebay store which have never been there before, including our first Walter Crane package, Howard Pyle’s Lady …


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Walter Crane Font

We’ve been working on developing a whole collection of fonts and graphics based on the works of Walter Crane. We’ve already produced the Crane Gothic font based on one example of his lettering, and a collection based on his illustrated edition of The Baby’s Aesop. Now we offer our newest addition to the collection, a new font simply titled Walter …


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We’ve Got Tote-Bags!

Stylish yet functional, there’s nothing quite so essential as a fine-quality, durable, canvast tote-bag. They’re just what you need for eco-conscious shopping or carrying around your junk. I like to fill mine with antique books from our library and wander around looking erudite. We’ve added tote-bags to our selection of custom printed items on our page at CafePress. Designs include …


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New Font – Crane Gothic

New Font – Crane Gothic

One of the artists whose works we’ve been acquiring actively in the last couple of years is influential arts and crafts era illustrator, author and designer Walter Crane. Crane’s childrens books, illustrated classics and collections of Shakespearean woodcuts are outstanding examples of the best of work of the artist as craftsman and are characterized by both technical skill and a …


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