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SMALL LINED NOTEBOOK - DIANA WILBRAHAM CURWEN PRESS (BROWN)


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SMALL LINED NOTEBOOK - DIANA WILBRAHAM CURWEN PRESS (BROWN)


Lined notebook 90 x 130 mm with 240 sides of recycled white paper

The cover is a design by Diana Wilbraham for the Curwen Press (now out of print).

Diana Wilbraham (1912 - ?  ) trained initially at the Central School of Art, but had no formal training as a wood-engraver. However all of her designs for the Curwen Press were based on wood engravings.

The Curwen Press came into being in 1863 and its work in the early C20th had a strong focus on well-designed commercial printing. Contemporary artists were commissioned as illustrators and designers and in the 1920s, the Curwen Press began the production of  a collection of iconic pattern papers, commissioning designs from young artists including Eric Ravilious, Enid Marx, Edward Bawden,  Engraved patterns were transferred onto lithographic plates. They were used widely in publishing, for example by the Folio Society, by Penguin and by Hamish Hamilton in the Novel Library series. With the closure of the press in 1984, the manufacture of the papers came to an end.

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