Book: ‘Paper and printing’ by William J. Claxton.

This design for the cover of a book was one of six featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“.   These designs were produced for Glasgow publishers Blackie & Son from around 1913. Mackintosh had initially been introduced to Walter Blackie in 1902 by his friend Talwin Morris […]

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Book: ‘How photography came about’ by Charles R. Gibson.

This design for the cover of a book was one of six featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“.   These designs were produced for Glasgow publishers Blackie & Son from around 1913. Mackintosh had initially been introduced to Walter Blackie in 1902 by his friend Talwin Morris […]

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Book: ‘Dick Chester’ by G. I. Whitham.

This design for the cover of a book was one of six featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“.   These designs were produced for Glasgow publishers Blackie & Son from around 1913. Mackintosh had initially been introduced to Walter Blackie in 1902 by his friend Talwin Morris […]

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Textile design: bouquet

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the period […]

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Textile design: stylised tulips

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The tulip is the commonly attributed source for this design, but the plant is so abstracted that it could as easily be a reference to […]

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Textile design: furniture fabric: blue, black, purple and white

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh described this design as a ‘furniture fabric’. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They […]

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Textile design: wave pattern: purple, pink, orange and black

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. This work is an example of a finished design with a repeat of ten inches, and an alternative colourway of yellow, black and orange. The […]

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Textile design: waves: yellow, orange, blue and black

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald  spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the […]

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Textile design: rectangles and green checks

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the […]

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