This fall, the William Morris Society in the United States is offering a special offer to new members: join now and receive a limited-edition, hand-printed letterpress broadside featuring a quote from William Morris’s 1893 preface to Medieval Lore by Robert Steele:

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.

Image of a letterpress broadside, featuring a quote by William Morris in a variety of fonts, printed in dark gold ink.

This print, created for us by Springtide Press in Tacoma Washington, is a limited edition of only 125 copies – so act soon to get yours!

As well as receiving the print, new members will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of a WMS-US membership. These benefits include twice-annual mailings of our beautiful magazine Useful and Beautiful and the Journal of William Morris Studies, access to our email newsletter and online events, and much more – you can read about it all and find out how to join on our membership page.

Already a member? Never fear!

As an additional benefit of membership, we’re offering a copy of the broadside to anyone who recommends a friend to join our Society. All your friend has to do is give your name when they sign up, and you will both receive copies – and be able to share the fellowship of mutual interest in William Morris. Direct your friends here to join us!

Update, December 6th 2021: All of the limited-edition broadsides have now been distributed. We hope you will still join – we plan to offer more opportunities for member gifts in the future.