William Morris Designs CD-ROM and Book

William Morris Designs CD-ROM and Book These superb patterns, created by one of the principal founders of the British Arts and Crafts Movement, were originally designed for a wide number of uses. The vast majority of them–decorative letters, elaborate floral borders and frames, samples of body type, and delicate woodcut illustrations–first appeared in Morris’s Kelmscott[…]

Traditional Korean Designs

Traditional Korean Designs The bold black-and-white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs. The 142 copyright-free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but[…]

1000 Ornamental Designs for Artists and Craftspeople

1000 Ornamental Designs for Artists and Craftspeople This comprehensive handbook, intended for anyone whose work involves the use of ornamental art, contains 1,000 representative examples of decorative designs. Identified by time and place of origin, they span the centuries and cover a wide diversity of cultures, with such primary forms represented as the square, circle,[…]

Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources

Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources The history of Western decorative arts is filled with splendid examples of ornamental ironwork elaborately wrought designs for gates and fences, finials and posts, banisters, window grilles, signs and marquees, cathedral screens, and a host of other architectural and decorative features. This practical archive brings together[…]

Rastafari And Reggae Designs In T-Shirt Printing

T-shirt printing companies often feature symbolic prints on t-shirts. These symbols include political and social images that may have significance to a minority group or may represent a counterculture movement, such as the Rastafari Movement. According to Wikipedia, most Rastas do not think of the movement as a “religion,” but a “Way of Life.” It[…]

Scandinavian Folk Designs

Scandinavian Folk Designs Designers and craftsworkers whether they’re looking for permission-free graphics or artistic inspiration will find a treasure chest of ideas in this inexpensive collection of attractive Scandinavian folk-art designs.With 155 traditional motifs to choose from all adapted by noted Danish designer Lis Bartholm today’s artists and craftspeople can re-create many of the lovely[…]

Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources

Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources The history of Western decorative arts is filled with splendid examples of ornamental ironwork elaborately wrought designs for gates and fences, finials and posts, banisters, window grilles, signs and marquees, cathedral screens, and a host of other architectural and decorative features. This practical archive brings together[…]

Traditional Animal Designs and Motifs

Traditional Animal Designs and Motifs This remarkable volume is one of the most extensive, carefully researched and superbly rendered collections of animal folk art designs from around the world. Included are over 1,000 royalty-free illustrations of animals, birds, insects, and creatures both real and fanciful as depicted in dozens of design traditions from Ancient Egyptian[…]

William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs

William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs Defining beauty in art as the result of man’s pleasure in his work, the noted English poet, designer, craftsman and pioneer Socialist William Morris (1834 1896) spent most of his life enthusiastically expounding this view through his many attractive designs for interior furnishings. The present book faithfully reproduces 40[…]