Color : Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Design offer superb inspiration for today's designers

Celtic arts and design While we're talking about color and design, we cannot neglect mentioning the Celtic arts and design. So, here we'll take a look at 60 clip art and reference files you can download and experiment with! But first, let me introduce you some valuable resources available for discovering the Celtic arts!

From the early medieval art of Britain and Ireland came the Book of Kells and other glorious pieces of illuminated art. This is what "Celtic art" evokes for much of the art world even though the most inspiring work was created nearly a thousand years earlier. It's a fascinating art genre well worth some study. May 23, 2016

Art Nouveau and Victorian Color Palettes in Graphic Design - and era of decorative arts

Let's take a look at the real value of building color palettes from the past. The Art Nouveau and Victorian periods were so rich in color, and decorative qualities that they hold a cherished place in art history. Try your hand at utilizing those color combinations to develop your own... just in time for spring! March 31, 2016

Awesome Steampunk photo manipulations and photo-realistic illustrations!

photo modifications There are many, many fans of steampunk style which is a large subgenre of science fiction and fantasy. These images have been inspired by technology and aesthetic designs from the 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery ~ set in an Art Nouveau era as an alternate history. Lots of readers saw our Steampunk Spectacular from last Halloween and send in their examples January 12, 2016

Vintage Thanksgiving Vignettes for Designers and Illustrators

Happy Thanksgiving . . . we're enjoying all the art and style from many past Thanksgivings, and featuring this collection of copyright free art for the holiday season. There's a treasure trove of great inspiration for designers, illustrators, crafts people, scrapbookers, and other creatives available out there. . . please enjoy October 31, 2015

Steampunk style, resources and amusements

Steampunk Art Nouveau

If you're a fan of the Steampunk style, then you're in for a real treat. Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery ~ set in an Art Nouveau era as an alternate history. With fall and Halloween just around the corner, here's enough reference material to fill all your steampunk fantasies! Included here is a collection of full page samples along with coloring sheets! Enjoy September 5, 2015

The Art of Maxfield Parrish

You will instantly recognize the wonderful works of Maxfield Parrish . . . you may even now understand many of the works you've seen and loved that were replicas, or copies of Parrish art work, from Michael Jackson to Robbin Williams and Fleetwood Mac! This beautiful treasury will lighten up your day with art references to keep you going all month June 30, 2015

Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference

For years, we've followed all kinds of sources for vintage art, and it's still very much in style to feature selections your the web. For years, the Publishers' Warehouse has shared literally thousands of these images, along with samples from the Dover book colleciton of public domain images. One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy! June 29, 2013

William Morris: Art Nouveau Style

William Morris is probably the most recognized individual in the entire Art Nouveau movement -- but what most people don't know is that he also contributed his style and art vision to type and typography as well. August 5, 2011

Creative Tidbits : Type and Art Nouveau

It's a mixed bag in this edition of Creative Tidbits -- we really enjoyed discovering : [] Yet another type guide; [] Message in a bottle; [] The Information Sage; [] Art Nouveau Exhibition reappraised; [] iPhone App Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel... ... follow along as we cruise cool stuff from in and around the graphic arts and creative visual arts scene May 31, 2011

New Gallo Fonts

Mr. Gallo is back, and this time with a collection of great display fonts to give your publications a classic period look! Classic Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Gothic and even a 'grunge' Gothic! Enjoy! March 27, 2010