Yesterday, our friends at Rough Trade Books announced their next set of pamphlet releases, in collaboration with Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery.
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.
More information about the pamphlets is available via the Rough Trade Books website, where each is now available to pre-order (shipping from 29 March).
The series will be launched with an event at the William Morris Gallery on Thursday 11th April.