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The typograpic ornaments and “stock blocks” or “stock cuts” here are taken from The Little Book of Typographic Ornament by David Jury (Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2015). I may add more later that are from other sources.

The book shows ornaments going back to the 1700s and includes access to download 300dpi digital images; these have been dithered, making them hard to re-use; I’ve processed them to give them clean edges.

Title: Typographic Ornaments

Author: Various

Published by: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

City: London

Date: 1850

Total items: 4

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: Terrier woodcut]

Terrier woodcut

This woodcut of aScottish cairn terrier, or similar dog, is an example of a stock block (or stock cut): an illustraiton sold to printers on a stereotyped copy of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Stock block: two dancing harlequins]

Stock block: two dancing harlequins

This vintage art pair of jesters are twomen dressed as harlequins, or clowns; the one on the left has a hat with bells on it and carries a punch-and-judy style stick with a head on the end; the one on the right wears a devil costume on his head and has a wide ruff or collar [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Stock block: deer skull]

Stock block: deer skull

This vintage woodcut of a deer skull looks almost like a Cthulhu monster or the “Kraken”. [more...] [$]

[picture: Stock block: Child kneeling in a circular vignette]

Stock block: Child kneeling in a circular vignette

This Victorian engraving shows a boy (probably) kneeling within a circular border; he holds a boquet of flowers in one hand as he gazes at a butterly perched on his other hand. There’s a circle of [...] [more...] [$]


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The typograpic ornaments and “stock blocks” or “stock cuts” here are taken from The Little Book of Typographic Ornament by David Jury (Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2015). I may add more later that are from other sources.

The book shows ornaments going back to the 1700s and includes access to download 300dpi digital images; these have been dithered, making them hard to re-use; I’ve processed them to give them clean edges.


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