A Little Guide to Bookbinding

A Little Guide to Bookbinding

In our ongoing acquisition of antique graphic arts resources we’ve recently been looking for books by Pedro J. Lemos who was the Director of the Stanford University Fine Arts Museum. Lemos wrote extensively on graphic arts, lettering and design in the early 20th century. Lemos’ work draws on the Arts and Crafts and Art Deco movements of the period and …


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We’ve Got Tote-Bags!

Stylish yet functional, there’s nothing quite so essential as a fine-quality, durable, canvast tote-bag. They’re just what you need for eco-conscious shopping or carrying around your junk. I like to fill mine with antique books from our library and wander around looking erudite. We’ve added tote-bags to our selection of custom printed items on our page at CafePress. Designs include …


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Designing with Decorative Initials

Decorative Initials font consists of characters which combine basic letter forms with artistic embellishment, often in the form of floral or geometric patterns used as a background or intertwined with the letter. Decorative Initials have their origins in medieval manuscript decoration where complex and colorful characters were used to make a manuscript page more attractive. Most Decorative Initials fonts have …


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New Font – Crane Gothic

New Font – Crane Gothic

One of the artists whose works we’ve been acquiring actively in the last couple of years is influential arts and crafts era illustrator, author and designer Walter Crane. Crane’s childrens books, illustrated classics and collections of Shakespearean woodcuts are outstanding examples of the best of work of the artist as craftsman and are characterized by both technical skill and a …


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Digital Coloring Books

The Scriptorium’s Digital Coloring Books are collections of classic illustrations idealy suited for coloring on computer or with crayon, pencil or pen. Unlike a traditional coloring book, the digital format allows you to color on your computer or to print out multiple copies of images so they can be colored again and again. Our Digital Coloring Books are designed for …


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New Ivan Bilibin T-Shirt Available

Our newest t-shirt design is  based on the unique folktale art of Russian master Ivan Bilibin. It was released in conjunction with our updated version of our Russian Folk Art package a few months ago.  The shirt design is a preview of what’s to come in the new package, which includes over 60 new images including full page illustrations and …


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New Font and Art Sampler

Our previous font and art sampler has been a pretty popular item for people wanting to check out our offerings for the first time at a low price. It’s now been a couple of years since we released it, so it seemed like time to offer a new sampler put together on the same model. The 2008 Scriptorium Sampler includes …


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About Clip Art Copyrights

When looking for artwork to use in your design projects you are likely to encounter a wide variety of different kinds of art presented as ‘clip art’ and from many different sources. Some of these sources will want to charge you for the artwork and will then allow you to use the art for free under the terms of a …


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