Design & Inspiration

  • 400 Chinese Motifs

    A book and CD containing 400 copyright-free hand-drawn Chinese motifs for creative re-use. Designs from Paleolithic times to modern era arranged in chapters of flowers and plants, animals, birds, fish, and borders and patterns.

    Provides inspiration and artwork for design work in many fields: needlecrafts, designing jewellery and puppets, sculpture, textile printing, painting on ceramics, silk, fans and more.

    $27.99
  • 4000 Alphabet and Letter Motifs

    Over 4000 motifs in the book and on the CD, plus 100s of extra motifs just on the CD.

    Includes whole alphabets and elaborate initials, from Roman inscription alphabets to modern fonts for graphic designers. Plus a visual explanation of the development of lettering from hieroglyphics to today’s letters.

    Images can be copied, enlarged, traced or developed further for creative use in any field (embroidery, woodwork, tattoos, graphic design).

    $34.99
  • Art Nouveau Floral & Animal Designs CD-ROM & Book

    These 146 royalty-free, rare illustrations are from 'The Studio', the legendary publication that promoted the Art Nouveau style that was a great influence on late 19th-early 20th century American artists and illustrators.

    Includes book covers, posters, ads, book plates, greeting cards, decorative alphabets, and designs and patterns by Walter Crane, Will Bradley, Charles Robinson, etc.

    The CD-ROM includes Dover Design Manager so you can easily browse, print, crop and rotate the images. Images are scanned at 300 dpi in TIFF format. Windows / Mac compatible.

    $29.99
  • Art Nouveau Illustrations CD-ROM & Book

    The Studio magazine was the foremost source of Art Nouveau in England at the turn of the century and featured illustrations by such artists as Crane, Bradley, Robinson, and others. Here are 171 of the best graphic art specimens, including posters, cards, borders, frames and much more.

    Image File Information: The CD includes 171 images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $24.99
  • Art Nouveau Motifs CD-ROM & Book

    Add panache to any project with these 421 black-and-white copyright-free, stylish and versatile designs. Features a host of naked and sensuously draped ladies, cherubs and mermaids, a simply huge variety of flowers and trees (including the Mackintosh Rose), peacocks galore – even a flock of snooty swans!

    Cameos, corners, borders, book plates and more ranging from very tiny to full-page, to delicate idealised realistic images and starkly simple stylised designs – all in the curvilinear, flowing style characteristic of the genre.

    Image File Information Includes 421 images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $24.99
  • Art Nouveau: An Anthology of Design & Illustration

    The Studio magazine was the foremost source of Art Nouveau in England at the turn of the century and featured illustrations by such artists as Beardsley, Crane, Bradley and others.

    Here are 199 of the best graphic art specimens including: posters, cards, borders, frames and much more.

    $19.99
  • Art of the Map

    This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created.

    Here there are monsters real and imagined; ships actual and archetypical; newly discovered flora such as corn and tobacco; fauna ranging from buffalo to unicorns; godlike beings and fantasy-like depictions of native peoples. The stunningly rendered images illuminate an entire world.

    $49.99
  • Arts & Crafts Designs CD-ROM & Book

    Striking collection of designs, rendered from textile and wallpaper motifs, vases and other authentic sources, includes images of lovely florals once etched into glassware and pitchers, garlands of flowers in square and circular configurations, wildlife that adorned decorative bowls and platters and much more. A convenient source of superb illustrations.

    Image File Information: Includes 231 images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $24.99
  • Celtic Stencil Designs

    130 copyright-free b&w stencil designs derived from the Book of Kells and other early medieval Celtic sources. Includes angels and saints, birds and beasts of myth and Scripture, and elegantly wrought geometric motifs.

    The versatile designs vary widely in shape and complexity, ranging from elaborate large, squares, rectangles and circles, to frames and borders and small motifs. Graphic artists, textile designers and others will find these images ideal for adding a Celtic touch to projects.

    $14.99
  • Celtic Stencil Designs CD-ROM & Book

    Stirring images of traditional Celtic art, transformed into a collection of exciting, versatile stencil designs, depict birds and beasts of myth and scripture, elegant abstract designs, and more.

    Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and complexities, these attractive and dramatic illustrations are ideal for graphic artists, textile designers and craftspeople.

    The CD-ROM includes 164 images scanned at 600 DPI and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $24.99
  • Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition

    Completely updated with Pantone colours and new text by Leatrice Eiseman, America's colour guru, this is the only colour guide a designer will ever need.

    Completely revised from start to finish, this new edition includes colour 'moods' in each chapter that are matched with Pantone colours. It also includes information on creating special effects, as well as an entirely new section devoted to the psychology of colour.

    The author helps readers determine their best colour choices and suggests why some colours may inspire their creativity while others don't. The book includes new colour palette sections along with expanded and updated colour trends.

    $29.99
  • Cut and Fold Paper Textures

    Cut and Fold Paper Textures shows you inspirational ways in which paper can be used to create textured and relief surfaces. These techniques are mostly intuitive and easy to make, requiring no origami or paper engineering knowledge.

    There are 12 different techniques: Twisting narrow strips to make 'paper string', Weaving strips, Layering, Coiling, Tearing, Bending, Incising and Lifting, Crumpling, Pleating, Cutting Pleats, Stippling and using Translucent Surfaces. Each is beautifully illustrated with creative examples, first made in white paper and then in papers of different colours, weights and textures.

    Finally, inspirational photographs show the techniques applied by designers to clothing, furniture, jewellery and homewares, as well as artworks. These techniques could be used by professional designers, design students in disciplines from textiles to interior design and anyone with an interest in paper craft.

    $39.99
  • Design Library: Art Deco Designs

    The book features 100 decorative, stylised designs inspired by the beautiful linear patterns and images of the Art Deco movement. It is divided into six sections: scenic, floral, figures, animals, abstract and patterns, and the inclusion of a CD means that designs can be easily scanned, enlarged, reduced, or used same size, adapted, or mixed and matched with other illustrations to create original projects and artworks.

    The illustrations offer many ideas and images for translation into stitch, colour and form – for anyone researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project.

    The CD-ROM includes the 100 images saved in TIFF and JPEG formats.

    $21.99
  • Design Library: Art Nouveau Flower Designs

    A beautiful, original collection of 100 Art Nouveau flowers specially commissioned for all artists and crafters to use in their own projects. The graceful, flowing lines of these floral designs offer inspiration for many different interpretations, whether in stitch, mixed media, paint, cardmaking, collage or whatever you are working on.

    Exquisite roses, poppies, lilies, sunflowers, daffodils and many more wild, exotic and garden flowers are perfectly formed in stunning stylised designs as borders, patterns, symmetrical and single pictures, and smaller motifs. A CD accompanies the book, so designs can be combined with other images, reduced, or enlarged to be used as a main theme for a special piece of work.

    If you are thinking of new projects and do not know where to start, look no further. This source book is packed with inspiration and ideas and will give you all the help you need to create unique works of art.

    The CD-ROM includes the 100 images saved in TIFF and JPEG formats.

    $21.99
  • Design Library: Flower Designs

    With 100 expertly drawn original black and white line drawings, this book is brimming over with ideas for all crafters and artists. Beautiful motifs, bouquets, single flowers, borders and frames adorn the pages, all designed to help create beautiful, innovative works of art such as quilts, stitched pieces, collages, journals, cards, pictures or paintings.

    From roses and orchids to daisies and delphiniums, there is much here for anyone wanting to develop their own projects. The designs can be mixed and matched, adapted, scanned, enlarged, reduced, or used same size.

    Whether you are seeking inspiration for a new piece of work, researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project, this book is a rich source of imagery, with beautiful illustrations on every page.

    The CD-ROM includes the 100 images saved in TIFF and JPEG formats.

    $21.99
  • Dragons & Wizards - CD-ROM & Book

    Powerful practitioners of wizardry and dragons – those vigilant guardians of fair maidens and treasures – are featured in this exciting CD-ROM and book collection. 190 original black-and-white illustrations of smoke- and fire-breathing dragons, scaly creatures of the sea, and wizards with long beards and flowing robes.

    Image File Information: Includes 190 images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $24.99
  • Drawing Type

    Part inspiration and part workbook, the images of hand-drawn type will inspire and excite any designer to draw and explore type.

    Drawing Type features real-world projects and sketchbooks of well-known type designers, including interviews about their processes. Playful, hand-drawn type can easily be used in a range of disciplines within design and illustration such as packaging, editorial, posters, advertising, online graphics and signage, and the hand-made aesthetic is more prevalent now than ever.

    With ample space on the pages for designers to mimic and draw their own typefaces, this book is perfect for learning at home or in a classroom that you can refer to again and again.

    $49.99
  • Dresser's Victorian Ornamentation

    Borders in the style of medieval manuscripts, patterns based on Greek and Persian pottery, designs adapted from Venetian lace – this unique sourcebook abounds in splendid original ornaments. Its gorgeous black-and-white drawings include such diverse influences as German Gothic, Japanese, Arabic, Indian, Celtic and ancient Roman art.

    This versatile collection of Dresser's designs can be easily adapted to art and craft projects, textiles, interior decoration, wall hangings, lacework, carvings and much more.

    $17.99
  • Earth, Sea, Sun and Sky
    Introduces young readers to the enormous variety of art that exists within the natural environment. Filled with beautiful images, this book will help children appreciate the different ways that artists employ nature in their work.

    Examines an array of examples, including sculpture gardens, mazes, land art and nature-related works in museums. Explores the works of international artists including Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Antonio Gaudi, Christo, the Ant Farm, Nancy Holt, Joseph Beuys, Agnes Denes and Andy Goldsworthy.

    The book provides readers with a wealth of project ideas for creating paintings, drawings, sculptures and experiments. Children will experience hours of inspiration as they discover the artistic possibilities that exist in the natural world.
    $29.99
    $12.00
  • Floral Illustrations CD-ROM & Book

    A treasury of 89 choice, black-and-white cuts depicting superbly rendered roses, sunflowers, tulips, lilies, crocuses, carnations, iris and many other single and clustered blossoms. This versatile collection is an ideal addition to any artist's archive of ready-to-use illustrations.

    Image File Information
    Includes 89 images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, WMF, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF).

    $29.99