An ideal sourcebook for artists and designers, this collection comprises a cornucopia of appealing royalty-free designs, illustrations, and embellishments, brought together from a rare catalog published by a note French typography foundry at the turn of the last century. More than 100 of the best plates from that catalog — containing over 3,200 clear, detailed illustrations and covering an enormous range of subjects — have been painstakingly reproduced in this volume.
Among the eye-catching spot illustrations and motifs included here are fruits, flowers, plants, and trees; animals; playing cards; angels, saints, and religious motifs; musical instruments; carriages and sailing vessels; sporting events; household furnishings and equipment; hats, shoes, parasols, and other clothing items; military figures in full garb; and much more. Here also are ornamental borders, elaborate mortised cuts, banners, wreaths, and a host of other line are ideal for framing, embellishing, or calling attention to printed matter.
This comprehensive selection of charming cuts from a bygone era will provide artists and illustrators with a nearly inexhaustible supply of royalty-free graphics awash in period ambience — perfect for use in catalogs, brochures, newsletters, and a host of other artistic and print projects.