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. Becoming an expert in papermaking, he eventually wrote twenty books on the subject, eight of them handmade under his own publishing label, Mountain House Press.
Contains five each of the following two notecards: design adapted from a stained glass design created by Dard Hunter (not executed) for the Roycroft Inn, 1906, and design adapted from a stained glass design created by Dard Hunter for the Roycroft Inn, c. 1906. Click on the small picture to see the cards.