Book snap Sunday is my weekly bookish Instagram, if you want to join me in this weekly photo challenge please feel free and leave me a link to your photo in the comments below.
I kind of wanted to do a photo of the classic William Morris novel, News from Nowhere, this week after reading this cool article on the BBC site about Morris: The first eco warrior of design, check it out.
Morris is one of my heroes, a designer of genius, an environmentalist, the founder of the arts and crafts movement and a founder of British socialism, a writer and artist. As a writer his style is not to everyone’s taste but he had great influence on the likes of J.R, Tolkien, without Morris we might not have Lord of the Rings. I love Morris for his art, and his passion. His idealism seems naive by today’s standards but there is something beautiful in that naivety. Who are your heroes?