Cover Design: "The Inland Printer," Vol. XIII, No. 4

William Henry Bradley American
Publisher The Inland Printer Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690

Bradley's design plays with real and reflected images, pairing the form of a woman wading in a lily pond with another standing behind her on the bank. At right the reflection of a term of Pan peeks through the lily pads. The Inland Printer was a Chicago-based journal aimed at the printing trade with articles on advances in presses, type fonts, and inks, and the first American magazine to change its cover image with each issue, something urged by Bradley whose aesthetic was influenced by European poster artists and illustrators, including Aubrey Beardsley whose designs decorated the British journal Yellow Book.

Cover Design: "The Inland Printer," Vol. XIII, No. 4, William Henry Bradley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1868–1962 La Mesa, California), Letterpress (relief process)

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