The origins of Lund Humphries lie with the pioneering Bradford printing company Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, formed in 1895. Although it was the publisher of The Penrose Annual, a review of the graphic arts, from 1909, the real beginning of Lund Humphries' publishing activities dates from the publication in 1939 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s An Organic Architecture.

By the mid-1940s and early 1950s Lund Humphries was publishing high-end illustrated monographs on the leading British artists of the day, including Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash and Barbara Hepworth. 

Between 1949 and 1967, Lund Humphries published Typographica, one of the most outstanding visual-arts magazines of the post-war years.

You can read publishing historian Valerie Holman’s short history of Lund Humphries here.