William Morris, the initiator and leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement was a hugely influential designer. What is less well known is that he was perhaps Britain's first Marxist, a friend of marx and Engels, an avid street corner orator and agitator and a passionate believer in the principles of communism. While his design theories have been celebrated, his political theories have been buried under a canopy of silence. Yet the two were integral to each other. Morris was a staunch advocate of the worker ownership of the means of production. This PDF charts the life and beliefs of William Morris and seeks to reveal the incredible power of his designs and their internal consistency with his political philosophies.