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Some images from “Typo Ornamenty” by Milan Kopríva, Prague, 1990 (second edition) and edited by Holy Bohuslav.

This fabulous publication is a collection of hundreds of separate A4 sheets, not bound together, of typographic borders, ornaments, initial letters and much more. The images are out of copyright and the book is made to be scanned and reused.

The title page says,

Pracovníkům redakcí nakladatelství, polygrafie a milovníkům typografie vybral a usporádal Milan Kopríva. Pražské nakladatelství PLUTO 1990

In English, that is, according to Google Translate,

Publishing house, polygraphy and lovers of typography picked and arranged Milan Kopríva. Prague publishing house PLUTO 1990.

I bought this at Antikvariát Dlážděná in Prague.

Title: Typo Ornamenty

Author: Kopríva, Milan

City: London

Date: 1990

Total items: 6

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: Goth skull with vines, colour version]

Goth skull with vines, colour version

I coloured in a line-drawing of a skull with vines coming out of its eye-socket; this was a lot of fun and i tried to use an æsthetic compatiblewit a heavy metal album cover, although the image long predaes heavy metal. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dark Zodiac]

Dark Zodiac

These square pictures represent the twelve signs of the zodiac. From top to bottom, left to right, they are: [more...] [$]

[picture: Various Chapterheads or Heraldic  Supprting Devices]

Various Chapterheads or Heraldic Supprting Devices

A dragon, a wyvern, a swan, a stag turning into vines and foliage what more could you want? These designes generally go on either side of a crest, as shown in the third [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Goth skull with vines]

Goth skull with vines

This black and white goth skull line-drawing has a vine growing out of one eye-socket and all around the frame, with stylised aster flowers and acanthus leaves. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative Initials with Naked People]

Decorative Initials with Naked People

These decorated initials, or drop caps, were first used in the March 1901 edition of Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, which is, German Art and Decoration, a German magazine of the time. They were made by Karl Lürtzing. [more...] [$]


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Some images from “Typo Ornamenty” by Milan Kopríva, Prague, 1990 (second edition) and edited by Holy Bohuslav.

This fabulous publication is a collection of hundreds of separate A4 sheets, not bound together, of typographic borders, ornaments, initial letters and much more. The images are out of copyright and the book is made to be scanned and reused.

The title page says,

Pracovníkům redakcí nakladatelství, polygrafie a milovníkům typografie vybral a usporádal Milan Kopríva. Pražské nakladatelství PLUTO 1990

In English, that is, according to Google Translate,

Publishing house, polygraphy and lovers of typography picked and arranged Milan Kopríva. Prague publishing house PLUTO 1990.

I bought this at Antikvariát Dlážděná in Prague.


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