In 2015 Nicola Slaney released a small range of striking designs inspired by the works of Talwin Morris, a turn-of-the-century graphic artist who was part of the group of painters and designers known as the Glasgow School.
Talwin became influential in Victorian book design by moving away from the popular narrative bindings of the time to a more contemporary Art Nouveau approach, where line, curve and decoration were used to entice the reader. At Blackie and Son his output was prolific, producing many designs that could be printed in different colours across different series.
Nicola had decided on a colour scheme before she designed the range, knowing that blacks, reds and pinks are synonymous with the style she was trying to recreate. To this she added the very delicate blues and fashionable mint greens.