Card binding for ‘The Knightes Tale’
6½ x 4¼ inches
Printed on cheap card, this design exemplifies Talwin Morris’s dedication to raising aesthetic standards. The elegant symmetry, showing two singing songbird, conveys the sense of the text’s poetic song; the background, made up of ‘Glasgow roses’, also suggests the writer’s lyricism. Carefully calculated, the book transcends its context as a piece of semi-ephemera.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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