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We draw our philosophical ethos from the anthroposophical image of the human being, as developed by Rudolf Steiner and implemented by Karl Koenig, to establish our community for those with learning disabilities. This approach validates the spiritual integrity of all human beings, regardless of disability, and upholds the potential for continual development of all who live and work in a mutually supporting community, that is, William Blake House.

The first William Blake House logo based on Blake's 'Ancient Of Days'Our first logo design was used in 2002 by our founder Clive Denby. It is derived from the well-known watercolour and relief etching ‘Ancient of Days’ by William Blake. The title, ‘Ancient of Days’, is a symbolic name for ‘God’ in Aramaic: ‘Atik Yomin’.

This title has been used many times in history as a source of inspiration in art and music, denoting the Creator's aspects of eternity, combined with perfection. William Blake's watercolour and relief etching is just one such example.

William Blake House wanted a new logo design that reflected the modernity of our times, whilst retaining the philosophical essence of the principals of Rudolf Steiner and Karl Koenig. We turned to the inspirational writings of Steiner and Koenig, combined with the design ideas of Custard Creative of Northampton. We believe that we have achieved an elegant and simple design that is evocative of our past whilst looking towards a future imbued with our hopes.

Flowers in the garden at William Blake House

The new logo

The new logo represents a ‘window’ containing 4 symbols that are evocative of imagery used many times by William Blake in his prolific and creative body of work. The heart represents empowerment and love at the heart of our community. The sun represents light, warmth and the joy of each new day. The horse represents energy and the therapeutic impulses that connect our community. The flower represents life and the renewal brought about by the seasons.

Anthroposophy

Click here to read about the anthroposophical principles on which our philosophy is based.

William Blake

Click here to read more about the visionary artist after whom we're named.