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The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones
#501 Vol. 1 Ornament of Savage Tribes
#502 Vol. 2 Egyptian Ornament
#503 Vol. 3 Assyrian and Persian Ornament
#504 Vol. 4 - Greek Ornament
#505 Vol. 5 - Pompeian Ornament
#506 Vol. 6 - Byzantine Ornament
#507 Vol. 7 Arabian Ornament
#508 Vol. 8 Turkish Ornament
#509 Vol. 9 Moresque Ornament
#510 Vol. 10 Persian Ornament
#511 Vol. 11 Indian Ornament
#512 Vol. 12 Hindoo Ornament
#513 Vol. 13 Chinese Ornament
#514 Vol. 14 Medieval Ornament
#515 Vol. 15 Celtic Ornament
#516 Vol. 16 Renaissance Ornament
#517 Vol. 17 Elizabethan Ornament
#518 Vol. 18 Italian Ornament
All the Volumes in one page

The Illuminated Manuscripts Collection
#401 Vol. 1 Medieval & Renaissance
#402 Vol. 2 Medieval & Renaissance
#403 Vol. 3 Medieval & Renaissance
#404 Vol. 4 Medieval & Gothic
#405 Vol. 5 Frontispieces Collection
#414 Vol. 6 High Renaissance Borders
#415 Vol. 7 Renaissance Initials
#416 Vol. 8 The Roman Manuscript
All the Volumes in one page

The Celtic Manuscripts Collection
#406 Vol. 1 Capital Letters
#407 Vol. 2 Borders & carpet pages
#408 Vol. 3 People, animalia & punctuation
#409 Vol. 4 From many manuscripts NEW
All the Volumes in one page

L'Ornement Polychrome
Auguste Racinet
#423 Vol. 1 Medieval Ornament
#424 Vol. 2 Stained Glass
#425 Vol. - Renaissance and 17th Century
#426 Vol. 4 18th Century Ornament
All the Volumes in one page

The Owen Jones Collection
#410 Vol. 1 Ancient Spanish Ballads
#411 Vol. 2 Paradise and the Peri
#420 Vol. 3 Gray's Elegy
#421 Vol. 4 Joseph and His Brethren
All the Volumes in one page

Special Collections
#417 Antonius Collection, Music Scores Pages
#418 William Morris, The Kelmscott Chaucer
#419 Walter Crane, The Faerie Queene
#422 Aubrey Beardsley, Le Morte D'arthur

Borders for Word
#413 Vol. 1 Borders for Word Documents
#412 Vol. 2 Gems from the Poets

Reference Pages
License
Renaissance Invitations
Walter Crane Page
The Faerie Queene
William Morris and The Kelmscott Press
The Arts & Crafts Movement
Chromolithography
Renaissance lettering & borders
Resources for Calligraphers
Aubrey Beardsley & LE MORTE DARTUR
Our Prices
The Illuminated Manuscripts Project

 
 
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Vector Graphics - The Quality of Our Work
How our drawings are made - page 2.

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Tiles and modules.
All the modular borders with a repeating pattern are also offered as tiles that can be assembled to create borders of different proportion.

 

Graphic Elements
Beside the borders and/or the illuminated letters, many of our collections include, parts (large and small) that have been extracted from the same design. Those parts, that I like to call “graphic elements”, are sometimes really useful and fast to use in the creation of thematically decorated pages or organic multi-page publications.
We don’t use any of the advanced features of Adobe Illustrator like: blends, meshes, compound paths, auto-trace (God save our printers from this one), live paint, etc.
Our graphics print always as intended without costly “surprises” and can be opened with older versions of the software.
If there is a shape that includes a “hole” through which the background or other objects are visible (ex: the letter “O”), we draw it as two separated objects to avoid compound paths. "Stone Age" you may think? But our drawings always print from any printer.

 

All our drawings are composed of closed paths (shapes of solid colors).

We strongly believe that auto-trace tools and plug-ins, as well as vectorizing software and utilities, simply do not belong to the desk of a serious artist. I would like to say “drafting table”, but today drafting tables are gone.

Our prices
“Dulcis in fundo” (the sweet at the end). Why do our CD collections sell for $39.00 to $79.00 while more or less “comparable” work from other studios sell for 100 to 400 dollars?. There are many reasons. First, we don’t believe in highway robbery. Second, we believe that building a solid relationship with our customers through a reasonable pricing strategy is the best way to market our artwork.. Most of our sales are from loyal, repeat customers, many of whom have acquired the complete collection of our works and who patiently await each new release.
Finally, though not least of all reasons; I wanted to make our work affordable and available for everyone: from the designer and the editor to the teacher and student, from Renaissance Faire participants to those who simply want to make their own marriage invitations or Christmas letters and cards, write their stories, create their own diplomas and certificates-- you name it. Our CDs are accessible to anyone who owns a computer and a printer.

Clip Art CDs that sell for 400 dollars are not for everyone.

Alfredo Malchiodi

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