Book cover designs by Talwin Morris.
Talwin Morris (14 June
1865 – 29 March 1911) was a prolific book designer and decorative artist
working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly known
for his Glasgow Style furniture, metalwork and book designs.
Morris became hugely influential in Victorian book design by moving away
from the popular narrative bindings of the time to a more modern Art
Nouveau approach where line, curve and decoration are used to entice the
Morris retired through ill-health in 1909 and died from a cardiac
embolism on 29 March 1911 at just 45 years old. His body lies in
Dumbarton Cemetery, Scotland, marked by a gravestone designed by his
friend Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the behest of his widow Alice.
The inscription reads “Love is more great than we conceive / and death is the keeper of unknown redemptions”