Decorative Art

designb&wThe purest form of art is simply decorative. It has no particular meaning or purpose except to add beauty to a project. Decorative art can be found on anything made before the communist age. Buildings of the past included decorative trims, scroll work, gargoyles, tromp l’oeil made to appear as stonework and so forth. Floral rococo designs were carved into furniture, silver plate, watches and other presentations, and firearms. These rococo designs were closely related to the woodcut designs printed in books which you can observe in many PDF scans of old books. While already on the decline by the 1900s which saw the rise of the pulp fiction novel the advent of computerized printing caused these designs to fall by the way side almost entirely because they were difficult to electronically set, but with modern techniques and a competent artist they can be set into electronic files to add beauty to any project just as any well designed piece of clipart would, but without the amateur effect. If you are interested in this sort of art take a look at PDFS of old books available on the internet and see if you can find decorative art in them. Or check out the tract I designed with some of the art I’ve created below. The decorative woodcut is a variation of one from an old book that I modified and inked with a marker and scanned in and the hands are a sketch I did based on the classic image by Albrecht Durer. By adding these into a printable Bible tract the beauty of the literature is greatly enhanced which hopefully will mean that more people will read it. While these images represent a good deal of original work and so are my property if you would like me to design decoration for your piece of literature please ask me to do so.

designb&whandsb&wBook of John and Romans with Decoration