H.G. Wells & William Morris

A Zoom Talk with Artist Rex Parker — H. G. Wells and William Morris: The Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction

Presented by The H. G. Wells Society & The William Morris Society
Date and Time: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 15.00 – 16.00

To register for the Zoom presentation, please email secretaryhgwellssociety@hotmail.com

“H. G. Wells and William Morris: The Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction” a Zoom conversation with artist Rex Parker — an original, illustrated program. The lecture explores the creative connections between H.G. Wells, the time traveler novelist and William Morris, a once in a century creative genius. 

The talk will be your Time Machine to the birth of Fantasy Fiction, and Science Fiction. Enter an age of artisans, poets, pirates, knights, spaceships, and an Invisible Man.  A collection of timeless tales of the key figures of the era — George Bernard Shaw, Henry James, Edward Burne-Jones, May Morris, W. B. Yeats, Emery Walker, Oscar Wilde, and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

Rex Parker is an American artist, designer and illustrator. He created the graphically bold “Games On!” poster series for Chicago’s Olympic bid, thirty iconic posters for the “Frederic Goudy: The Titan of Type” exhibition, and two decades of work on one of the PGA’s legendary tournaments the John Deere Classic. He is releasing a new poster series “H. G. Wells a Time Traveler’s Life” to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of H. G. Wells’s first novel the “Time Machine” in the summer of 2020.

Rex’s work is available for public viewing in a variety of Galleries, Museums, Universities, and other permanent collections throughout the United States and abroad: including the The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois, Chicago Design Archive,The Rochester Institute of Technology-Cary Graphic Arts Collection in Rochester, NY,F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, The Grolier Club in New York, NY, and the William Morris Society Museum at Kelmscott House in London, England.

See: Instagram: @rexparkerdesign and Website: www.rexparkerdesign.com