Stock Designs of Page Borders, Top Folio Headings, Tailpieces, Display Pages (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover, Benson Stock Images]

Stock Designs of Page Borders, Top Folio Headings, Tailpieces, Display Pages was a catalogue put out by Benson Printing Company of Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1922. It included, as the title suggests, a catalogue of stock blocks, a sort of early clip art or stock image, presumably so their customers could select what they wanted used in the work done for them.

There is a copy of this book at archive.org but not in very high resolution.

Title: Stock Designs of Page Borders, Top Folio Headings, Tailpieces, Display Pages

Author: Benson Printing Co.

Published by: The John A. Hertel Co.

City: Nashville, TN

Date: 1922

Total items: 5

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Title Page, Benson Stock Images]

Title Page, Benson Stock Images

The titlepage has the title and imprint information, the number 141 indicating a limited number of copies were made, and a subtle decorative border with lumps of dog vomit around the edges. [more...] [$]

[picture: Full-page template or border with castle]

Full-page template or border with castle

A two-colour illustration of a mediæval castle and a rather tall tree sit on the right-hand side of this full-page template with a grey background and white solid lines on the right edge of the page for balance. Normally you’d put text between the tree and the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, Benson Stock Images]

Front Cover, Benson Stock Images

This catalogue was issued in a green cover with gold foil-stamped lettering to impress possible customers. [more...] [$]

[picture: Border of wine and roses]

Border of wine and roses

This border includes a design that i think is roses and a carafe of wine; there’s a typographic ornament repeated round the page. The ornaments are slightly irregular and wavy, which i thought went with the alcohol theme so i [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Maenad and Faun Full Page Border]

Maenad and Faun Full Page Border

In this full-page design a mænad, or female faun, part human and part goat, is sitting under a tree playing a pipe; a male faun is seated next to her playing pipes and with a laurel wreat round his hair. They are topless, [...] [more...] [$]


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Stock Designs of Page Borders, Top Folio Headings, Tailpieces, Display Pages was a catalogue put out by Benson Printing Company of Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1922. It included, as the title suggests, a catalogue of stock blocks, a sort of early clip art or stock image, presumably so their customers could select what they wanted used in the work done for them.

There is a copy of this book at archive.org but not in very high resolution.


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