By the early 1920s, a streamlined approach to illustration had replaced the more sentimental and formal conventions of the late Victorians. Often full of zest and humor, and exhibiting the highly stylized influences of Art Deco, this innovative artwork revolutionized the world of advertising, as documented in this rich treasury of copyright-free spot illustrations.Compiled by graphic artist Leslie Cabarga from publications of the 1920s and '30s, more than 1,500 advertising cuts dramatize a wide variety of enterprises: businesses, communications, education, industry, construction, transportation, legal and health-care services, sports, travel, entertainment, and other areas -- all conveniently arranged by category for ease of use.
Hundreds of engaging scenes depict doctors and nurses with patients, mail personnel delivering letters, biplanes, spaceships, parachutists, pilots and their planes, speeding locomotives, streetcars, conductors and passengers, swimmers, golfers, anglers, bank tellers, paperboys and town criers shouting their announcements, and much, much more.
Graphic designers and commercial artists will find this comprehensive collection an inexpensive and invaluable sourcebook of eye-catching ways to highlight advertising messages and communications.
Here is a treasury of immediately usable professional-quality artwork related to the consumption of food and drink. Graphic artists can choose from 80 copyright-free motifs (including spots, borders, and silhouettes), each in three sizes to reduce the need for statting. Depicted are couples dining in romantic settings, a chef sampling the soup, family picnics, formal dinners, parties, champagne on ice, New Year's Eve celebrations, a hot-dog stand, a Mom-and-Pop delicatessen, waiters and waitresses, people dining aboard trains and planes, restaurants of various nationalities, and many other representative vignettes. Just clip and use to add crisp, eye-catching flair to menus, advertisements, book and magazine illustrations -- almost any graphic project.
The book features retro style pen and ink illustrations by Joan Escandell (illustrator of Captain Thunder, He-Man, and Disney's Cinderella and The Lion King), who molded the image many youngsters in Europe have of literary figures like Robin Hood. The book gives free access to a library of downloadable high-resolution animal images.
This arresting collection of 120 famous portraits captures the very souls of their subjects. Including masterpieces from Raphael, da Vinci, Vermeer, Picasso, Manet, Boldini, van Dyck, Tissot, Kahlo, Largilli re, D rer, and more, this breathtaking treasury also includes a wealth of self-portraits. Embellish tote bags and shirts, enhance arts and crafts projects, or just enjoy these wondrous paintings for their aesthetic beauty. Each high-quality image is ready to use and enjoy.
Based on actual designs dating back as far as the ninth century, the 280 royalty-free designs in this volume constitute a rich and varied archive of authentic Islamic motifs. Embodying Chinese floral patterns, nonfigurative and stylized motifs from Central Asia, and a wealth of decorative calligraphic and geometric designs developed by Muslim artists, these illustrations include a wide variety of geometrics, florals, foliates, and animal and human figures. (Although excluded from public, political, and religious buildings because of religious restrictions, depiction of the human figure was tolerated in private dwellings such as harems and baths.)
Carefully researched and beautifully rendered from book illustrations, pottery, metalwork, carvings, and other sources, the patterns come in a splendid variety of imaginative motifs: leaf scrolls, intertwining tendrils, repeating bands, combinations of geometrical shapes and flowing scrolls, bold calligraphic inscriptions, interlacing ribbons, and much more -- all set within circular, rectangular, and hexagonal frames, ten-pointed star grids, borders, and many other shapes. Dozens of plates show various stages in design construction, revealing how intricate and complicated-looking patterns are built on simple geometric principles and traditional patterns.
Originally published under the auspices of the British Museum, Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople contains a perceptive introduction describing the origins of ornamental patterns developed in accordance with the teachings of the Koran. Additional notes provide useful information on materials and creative techniques.
Crafters and art students will find this collection a stimulating source of inspiration. Commercial artists and designers in search of attractive textile, wallpaper, leatherwork, and needlework patterns will turn to this volume again and again.
Centuries of flower arrangement wisdom are boiled down into exquisite calligraphic representations in this excellent art book. Each image presents a perfect arrangement, delicately balanced within an imaginary frame, yet asymmetrically poised for drama. These line drawings are perfect for adaptation to art projects in want of Asian flair. From the flowers and foliage to the individual pots and containers represented, each is a wonderful study. As a whole, they are a great body of work ready for adaptation to textile, print, porcelain, or any other imaginative medium. Traditional Chinese characters accompany each, explaining the arrangement, or simply presenting snippets of poetry. These too can be extracted for use in art projects and borders.
With this fabulous book-and-CD combination, anyone can produce personalized gift wraps and stationery; generate original templates for stencils, needlework, and stained-glass art; and create stunning designs for a huge variety of uses. All that is needed is a computer (PC or Mac) and an image-manipulation program (such as Adobe Photoshop); the simple step-by-step tutorials show even the novice how to proceed.
The 100 striking repeat patterns are infinitely adaptable to home crafters and professional designers alike. Each pattern is included on the copyright-free CD as a layered file that can be easily repeated, recolored, added to, subtracted from, and scaled up or down by the user. Patterns are grouped by type, geometrics, plaids and stripes, florals and foliage, and are inspired by everything from Islamic mosaic to Renaissance wall ornament, from Indian paisley to Pop art. A superb tool for teaching the basics of pattern design, this package is also a rich stimulus for the visual imagination.