Walter Crane: Aladdin’s Picture Book

Walter Crane: Aladdin’s Picture Book

Walter Crane produced a series of small pamphlets in the 1890s based on popular fairy tales, done in large format with 6 pages of illustrations and about an equal number of pages of text. They were rather like the 19th century equivalent of comic books, in the same vein as what Howard Pyle was doing across the Atlantic at the …


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Romantic Fonts and Art for Valentines Day

We’ve got a font package for just about every other holiday, so it seemed impossible to resist putting together a collection of fonts specifically for the romantic themes of Valentines Day.  Once we’d settled on the idea it was inevitable that we also include a selection of romantic art by Eleanor Brickdale which is just perfect for making decorative Valentines …


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Walter Crane Arthurian Art Package

The release of our long-awaited Arthurian Fonts and Art Package is just around the corner and we’re adding new content all the time. The fonts are holding it up, but the phenomenal assortment of art is well developed, and as we work, we’re releasing some mini-packages of Arthurian art by artists like Herbert Cole and Katherine Cameron and Dora Curtis. …


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Alphons Mucha Fonts and Art

Alphonse Mucha was born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1860 and moved to Paris in 1890 where he became the star of the poster-art movement under the patronage of the Sarah Bernhardt, socializing with the greatest of the impressionists and moving in the highest circles of the salons of the intellectual elite of Paris. After World War …


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Ornamental Borders by George Wharton Edwards

The Victorian tradition of coupling bad literature with great art and decoration has been a rich source of material for us. We found another resource in this tradition in the book A Checked Love Affair written (badly) by Paul Leicester Ford, with some unremarkable illustrations from Harrison Fisher (whose work is showcased in our American Beauties package), but redeemed by …


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Byam Shaw Illustrations for Legendary Ballads

Byam Shaw was one of the outstanding artist illustrators of the Victorian period in England. Stylistically he inherited many of the characteristics of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists of the earlier 19th century, putting him in the same category with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickale and William Russell Flint. Shaws illustrations have rich colors and lots …


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W. Heath Robinson Chaucer Illos

W. Heath Robinson was one of the most popular and successful illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th century, known for his ability to draw and paint in distinctly different styles and for his unique drawings of complex fantastical machinery. We haven’t been actively adding Robinson works to our library (though we have some excellent collections of his brother …


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Walter Crane Christmas Bonus

As a special treat for customers working on holiday card designs, we’re making available a special mini-package of Christmas-themed images designed by Walter Crane at a tiny, almost minuscule price. The images are based on Walter Crane’s illustrations for A Book of Christmas Verse by H. C. Beeching, which is a really excellent collection of historical Christmas music including some …


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Dora Curtis Arthurian Art

With the release of our Arthurian Fonts and Art Collection finally looming at the end of this year, we’ve been putting out some mini-packages of Arthurian art by artists like Herbert Cole and Katherine Cameron. This mini-package of Arthurian art by Dora Curtis is another in that series, a collection of 7 color images, 6 beautiful color borders and 16 …


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Edmund Dulac Collection

Edmund Dulac was one of the most prolific and most impressive illustrators of the early 20th century. His work covers a wide range of themes and styles, and is characterized by the strongly defined personality of the people he depicts and the elaborate backgrounds and shading of his scenes . Dulac is best known for his illustrations of the Arabian …


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Katherine Cameron King Arthur’s Knights

We’ve released several mini-packages of art by early 20th century illustrator Katherine Cameron, including her illustrated Ballads and Tanglewood Tales. Cameron is not terribly well known, but her illustrations have a romantic quality which is very appealing. We’re now adding to our Cameron collection another set of illustrations from the Stories of King Arthur’s Knights. These were originally acquired to …


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Walter Crane’s The Baby’s Bouquet

We’ve done a lot of work with books designed and illustrated by Walter Crane. Two of the first we did were The Baby’s Own Aesop and The Baby’s Opera. Those two are part of a trilogy of small-format children’s books which Crane designed about the same time and the third of that set is The Baby’s Bouquet, which is a …


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