The Ephemera Society News
The Autumn copy of the society’s journal “The Ephemerist” was despatched on 11 October and is on its way to our lucky members.
This edition is one of our most interesting in recent times - offering a fantastic snapshot into the breadth and quality of printed ephemera that lies in public and private collections. Quality design, layout and cool illustrations enhance and promote the reader experience.
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Increase in membership fees
In the past few years the society has faced increasing costs in the production
and mailing of The Ephemerist. We have striven to absorb these costs and have
maintained an extremely reasonable subscription fee. Whilst price increases
are never a welcome message to impart to loyal and long-standing members, we
hope the necessity for the increase will be understood. As a result UK membership
fees will increase to £35 per year beginning with subscriptions for 2019,
and others proportionately.
Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks
Peyton Skipwith and Brian Webb
Lund Humphries is publishing the first book to present the preparatory works
and visual musings of the enduringly popular Eric Ravilious, revealing the
inspirations and processes behind some of Ravilious’s most famous works.
To the interested observer the collected volumes of artist-designer Eric
Ravilious’s preparatory works and materials provide a veritable mine of information
about his work and working methods, particularly regarding the masterful
development of his signature pure pattern.
Ravilious’s scrapbooks represent a
conscious accumulation of reference material, revealing his interest in subjects
as diverse as tennis, cricket, fireworks and aeronautics, alongside a multitude of
sketches, tracings and proofs of engravings.
Bringing together over 170 images
taken from the artist’s five scrapbooks, accompanied by instructive commentary by
the authors, this new book provides a fascinating record of the febrile imagination
of one of Britain’s best-loved artists.
- 172 colour illustrations
- ISBN 978-1-84822-259-5
- 300 x 240mm/ Hardback/ 208 pages
- UK Publication 28 September 2018