DUN EMER LOGO.
The Logo of the Dun Emer Press, designed by Elinor Monsell
Elinor Mary Darwin (1871–1954) was an Irish born illustrator, engraver and portrait painter. Her illustrations were included in several of her husband, Bernard Darwin's books for children.
She studied at the Slade School of Art in London, earning a scholarship in 1896.
Elinor was active from about 1899 to 1929. Before she married, Elinor Monsell was one of the illustrators that worked with W.B. Yeats, whom she met in 1899 at Coole Park. He appreciated her woodcuts, and asked her to create a logo for the Abbey Theatre. In 1907 Dun Emer Press's first pressmark was a wood engraving that she made of Lady Emer beside a tree.