The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World
A Christmas and New Year card designed by Walter Crane 1894
The original black and white cartoon would have made reproduction possible using the affordable printing methods available to the workers’ movement at that time.
Walter Crane was a highly regarded and successful wood engraver and designer, especially known for his colour illustrations of children’s books. He was an active member of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
He joined William Morris in the Social Democratic Federation and subsequently in the Socialist League but he lent his design skills to the wider movement.
Ten greetings cards, two of each of five different designs, with envelopes.
Cards are GC256 to GC260.
Colourist : Adrian Hayes. Designed and printed by unionised labour. www.kavitagraphics.co.uk and www.rapspiderweb.co.uk
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