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SIMON LOXLEY

iS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND WRITER ON DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY AND DESIGN HISTORY

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A GEOGRAPHY OF HORROR

 

A project that’s been in my mind, and then on my screen, ever since I realised that M.R. James was barely commemorated in his favourite county, which he used so well in some of his best stories. A Geography of Horror is a book that brings together two loves: short supernatural fiction, and the landscape, particularly the coastline, in the county of Suffolk. Actually, make that three things: my love of designing books too!

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A mini-masterpiece, and an absolute ‘must’
for anyone who has read M.R. James.
       
                                                        
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RECENT TALKS

 
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Saturday, 19 June 2021   

 

Emery Walker, TYPOGRAPHER

THE WILLIAM MORRIS SOCIETY

A look at Walker’s typographic work with the Kelmscott Doves and Ashendene presses, and others. The talk is part of the William Morris Society’s programme to celebrate 125 years since the publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer.

A version of the talk is included in the latest Journal of William Morris Studies, Vol. XXIV no.s 1-2.

Sunday, 6 March 2022  

 

LIKE WATER, LIKE AIR:
Emery Walker AND
THE ART OF THE BOOK

THE OXFORD FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR

This was a talk based on my research and writing of Emery Walker: Arts, Crafts and a World in Motion.

SLOWLY, AND THEN ROUND AGAIN

HARRY RANSOM CENTER

I contributed an essay to the Harry Ransom Center’s online forum ‘What is Research?’, based on my experiences researching the Center’s Emery Walker archive.