Matsuya Japanese Crest Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
|Rating||:||4.66 (523 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
Buyer Beware If you are looking for decent quality graphic images for use with computerized digital projects, steer clear of this book. The images are of very poor quality - whether in jpg or tiff format. The edges of the designs are very jagged and thus useless for quality graphic design. It appears the images were scanned in poor resolution then saved as larger images based on the poor resolution originals. There is no way these image. "Crests Galore" according to V. Johnson. I found this book and CD-ROM very helpful in my search for applique designs with a Japanese flavour, using family crests in a quilt. The files are available in a high resolution, which is great when enlarging the designs.. Lisa Michele Harvey said Japanese Crests. This is a wonderful book. Thanks!
Originally used centuries ago as battlefield insignias, Japanese crest designs eventually came to be identified with particular families and famous individuals.Today, these small, compact, and graceful motifs are ideal for use as spot illustrations, logos, and other eye-catching graphic elements. This CD-ROM and book set includes more than 1,000 authentic designs from a rich art tradition -- among them the yin-yang configuration, linked rings, treasure knots, as well as designs depicting wildlife, natural phenomena, and abstracts.Graphic artists, textile designers, and craftworkers looking for an untapped source of novel and st