800 Classic Ornaments and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) (Paperback)

800 Classic Ornaments and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) By Ernst Günther Cover Image
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Graphic artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will welcome this treasury of beautifully engraved ornate frames, scrollwork, and other highly decorative designs -- 800 in all -- reproduced from an extremely rare mid-19th-century style book.
Comprising 142 plates, the volume features a lavish assortment of ornaments, bedecked with flowers, mythological creatures, and other fanciful touches, all beautifully rendered in meticulous detail. Other striking designs incorporate a rich selection of classical columns, plus heraldic designs -- shields, coats-of-arms, seals, and insignias from Austria, Russia, Denmark, France, and many other countries -- for a touch of medieval flair or aristocratic ambience. In addition, this collection offers a variety of charming calligraphic alphabets in styles ranging from plain to majestic.
An invaluable source of inspiration and a treasury of designs for permission-free use, these distinctive images are ideal for enhancing such print projects as ads, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, catalog copy, and much more.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486402611
ISBN-10: 0486402614
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: May 26th, 1998
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Dover Pictorial Archive