This comprehensive anthology of graphic cuts — created by talented artists decades ago — offers today’s professional illustrators and commercial artists a wealth of engaging designs. Suitable for a vast number of advertisements and announcements, for use on greeting cards and menus, as well as for a host of craft projects, these attractive cuts will be indispensable to anyone wanting to add a nostalgic touch to a project or assignment.
Painstakingly selected from magazines, newspapers, books, and catalogs of the 1920s and 30s, here are over 1,000 distinctive, boldly outlined drawings and silhouettes. They embrace a wide variety of categories:
Food and dining: restaurant scenes, delicatessen counters, shopping baskets filled with food, plates of mouth-watering desserts, waiters and waitresses
Amusements: magicians, fortune-tellers, card tricks
Children’s activities: fishing, flying kites, reading, running, jumping rope
Women’s fashions: hairstyles, hats, furs, jewelry
Animals: dogs, cats, cows, sheep, chickens
… and much, much more.
Casual browsers will be delighted with the volume’s engaging visual commentary on early twentieth-century American life. Artists and illustrators looking for royalty-free graphics filled with period charm will find them in this extensive collection.