London, England: A.W. Penrose & Co. / Percy Lund Humphries, 1895-1982 [Text in English]
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Penrose Annual, also known as Penrose Pictorial Annual. A Review of the Graphic Arts originated as the Process Work Year Book in 1895. Edited by William Gamble between 1895-1933. Essentially, each volume was divided into three sections – articles on fine printing, commercial art, typography, book design, posters, poster stamps, illustration and related areas; technical articles on printing and typesetting; followed by a series of illustrations showing examples of work by various British printing firms.
Notable among contributors to the Penrose Annuals were E.O Hoppé, C.E.K. Mees, Jan Tschichold, and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy.
For the significance of the Penrose Annuals see Steve Hare. By Printers, for Printers in Eye no.60. Summer 2006