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Curwen Press

(1863 - present day)

About Curwen Press:

The Curwen Press was founded by the Reverend John Curwen in 1863 to publish sheet music for the "tonic sol-fa" system[1]. The Press was based in Plaistow, Newham, east London, England, where Curwen was a pastor from 1844 [2]. The Curwen Press, under the management of Harold Curwen, John's grandson, was at the vanguard of the design revolution that saw expression in British printing in the early 20th century [3]. Many well-known graphic artists, including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Claud Lovat Fraser, Paul Nash and Barnett Freedman worked with Curwen [4]. The Press's output included books, posters and published ephemera.

Books published by Curwen Press in the database