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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. gentle scrolls, swirls, frames, borders, cartouches and different layout parts are appropriate to any variety of advertisement and craft makes use of, and are with ease usable and copyright-free. Publisher's word.

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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. Creating this sort of calligraphic ornament for a particular purpose takes special skill, infinite patience and more time than most artists can spare. Kiyoshi Takahashi, a New York-based designer, created the hundreds of designs in this book to meet the recurring needs of his own studio and of others in his profession for precisely rendered, readily usable calligraphic ornament for packaging, publications and similar applications.

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.

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.

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