What is New
Four new Volumes have been added to The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones
The first part of this monumental collection of vector graphics now includes ten periods of the history of decoration
#507 - Vol. 7 - Arabian Ornament
#508 - Vol. 8 - Turkish Ornament
#509 - Vol. 9 - Moresque Ornament
#510 - Vol. 10 - Persian Ornament
The other Volumes:
#501 - Vol. 1 - Ornament of Savage Tribes*
#502 - Vol. 2 - Egyptian Ornament
#503 - Vol. 3 - Assyrian and Persian Ornament
#504 - Vol. 4 - Greek Ornament
#505 - Vol. 5 - Pompeian Ornament
#506 - Vol. 6 - Byzantine Ornament
Preview all the published Volumes of the Grammar of Ornament from one page.
The largest existing structured collection of historic decorative graphics elements in vector format and all entirely hand drawn.
We tested some of the graphics in 3d software; we applied some of the images as skins and textures in recreated architectural interiors and exteriors. Decorative borders, walls and floor tiles were looking incredible real and vivid. For a little while this studio resembled one of those Hollywood special effects studio. Then we went back to work.
* The “Savage Tribes” definition.
"Ornaments from Articles belonging to various Savage Tribes, exhibited in the United Services and British Museums."
Jones was obviously a true Victorian fellow and his sensibility was as expected. We do not share his sense that inhabitants of the Pacific Islands should be tagged as “Savage Tribes” and definitely no others.
The Faerie Queene
The collection dedicated to Walter Crane’s “The Faerie Queene” has been a big success and in so short time has became our best seller; only Illuminated Manuscripts Vol.3 surpasses the number of copies sold (but it has been available for almost three years).
Go to the Faerie Queene page