Multcolib Research Picks: Clip art
Annotation:Lush allegorical ladies, Grecian maids and Victorian maidens, ... women dancing, smiling, working, weeping, flirting -- an unusually rich sourcebook of feminine poses and activities, costumes, clothing, everyday life, and much more.
Annotation:Rescued from ancient sources, these exceptionally bold motifs include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into intricate networks of spirals and interlacings.
Annotation:This exquisite collection of usable, unusual, royalty-free lettering includes 1,685 bizarre and ornamental letters, including 50 full alphabets in a variety of motifs.
Annotation:This one-of-a-kind CD-ROM and book compilation from Dover's vast archives offers more than 500 images that range from dirigibles and sea vessels to corsets and pocket watches.
Annotation:Nearly 200 serene, stylized images display the Japanese knack for artfully turning design elements into subtle and classically beautiful patterns.
Annotation:247 black-and-white illustrations from the 1920s and 1930s: seductive flappers, cabaret scenes, chorines from the Folies-Bergère, ill-matched and amorous lovers, and other divertissements.
Annotation:Eye-catching black-and-white ornaments and designs, selected from rare, turn-of-the-century printers' catalogs, depict a rich treasury of black-and-white subjects -- from ornate frames, scrollwork, and headpieces to banners, wreaths, and a vast array of charming figurative illustrations.
Annotation:A beautiful and fascinating collection of quirky, strange, cute, and weird old illustrations and images, all of which, in this volume, are related to clowns, devils, and *bait*. The images in this book are not guaranteed to be copyright free.
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This is just a highlight of the many books of clip art that are here at the library, to use in projects like webpages or posters or zines. You can find all of the books like this by doing a subject search for the term "clip art". Happy cutting-and-pasting! - Ross B.