Born at the height of the Industrial Revolution, William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (American, 1883–1966) went on to become one of the most influential designers in America's Arts and Crafts movement—a discipline dedicated to shunning mass production in favor of simple and elegant handicrafts. At age twenty-one, Hunter talked his way into a summer job at the famed Roycroft art colony in East Aurora, New York. He remained at Roycroft for several years, thriving under the influence of founder Elbert Hubbard and the many notable artists and craftspeople who either lived there or visited. This collection of notecards features four adaptations of designs Dard Hunter created to add simple elegance to books.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
- Adaptation of cover design for The Book of The Roycrofters, 1907
- Adaptation of cover of The Roycrofters Motto Book, 1908
- Adaptation of design for Green's Cigar Book
- Adaptation of title page of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1908