The following is an excerpt from my ongoing series, featured on Harry’s Five O’Clock Mag:
With a resume that would be the envy of any Williamsburg hipster, Englishman William Morris (1834-1896) counted writer, artist, and textile designer amongst his many occupations. His literary pursuits helped establish the modern fantasy genre, laying the groundwork for authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and his world of Middle-earth mearas. Were Morris around today, he might well have been be a fan of Renaissance Faires, Dungeons & Dragons, and the much-beloved ‘90s computer game, Myst.