Original Artwork: “The Poetical Remains of Henry Kirke White of Nottingham” volume cover
No one has ever done moody better than the New Romantics of the 1980s. Taking their slightly sullen cues from previous movements in music, art and poetry, the New Romantics brought their hairstyles and their attitudes to new prominence. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone æsthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in bold new colours for the 21st century.
Our journals celebrate the drama that made the New Romantic movement some of the most ironic good times popular culture has ever had.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland overcame bad reviews and an initial lack of attention to become one of the most beloved and influential children’s books of all time.
The story began on an 1862 boat trip during which the author, Charles Ludwig Dodgson (better known to us as Lewis Carroll), rowed three young sisters along the River Thames. On the trip, Dodgson kept them entertained with a story about a bored young girl falling down a rabbit hole and into wondrous adventures with peculiar creatures.
The character of Alice was based on the middle sister, Alice Liddell, who loved Dodgson’s story and urged him to write it down for her. He did so and first included his own illustrations, later inviting John Tenniel to add drawings for the published story. By the time the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, was published in 1871, Alice had found her place in readers’ hearts. The books are renowned for their absurdist imagery, peculiar logic and marvellous word play.
Our cover is a reproduction of the handwritten 1864 manuscript with an original illustration by Dodgson.