850 Calligraphic Ornaments for Designers and Craftsmen by Kiyoshi Takahashi

By Kiyoshi Takahashi

Collection of 850 accurately drawn calligraphic components remembers the spirit of 18th-century pen flourishing. soft scrolls, swirls, frames, borders, cartouches and different layout components are compatible to any variety of advertisement and craft makes use of, and are easily usable and copyright-free. Publisher's be aware.

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As part of the Dover Pictorial Archive Series, the material in this book is copyright-free. The designs will find a myriad of uses in graphic arts and various crafts.

Where his responsibilities included general design, packaging and typography. , which has published his Modern Monograms (reprinted by Dover in 1985, 24788-0) and his Etcetera Graphic Devices and Sports Graphic Devices (both distributed by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company). The present collection of original calligraphic ornament, in the spirit of the fine penmanship of the past, demonstrates the perfection of his draftsmanship and the versatility of his vision. On the second and third pages, he gives examples of how the ornaments can embellish modern typography, blending the old and the new with pleasing effect.

III. Series. com Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Publisber’s Note Publisber’s Note Many graphic designers admire the delicacy and flair of eighteenth-century pen flourishing as exemplified by the work of the English writing masters collected and engraved by George Bickham in The Universal Penman (Dover, 1954, 20616-5). Much of the charm of this style of calligraphy lies in its elegant decoration, with lovely swirls and curlicues. Adapting such material to contemporary design projects often requires major surgery involving cutting and painstaking retouching.

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