christopher dresser, “studies in design” border brushes for illustrator

Now available: 28 custom border pattern brushes for Illustrator: from Christopher Dresser, Studies in Design — $11.00 USD Purchase Now

Included are the 28 linear border patterns from Studies in Design by Christopter Dresser (1834-1904). The plates were hand traced in Adobe Illustrator CS3 (as opposed to using Live Trace) and converted to pattern brushes that can be used with Illustrator CS and above (and possibly 8.0 and above). The colors are close to the original, though the plates were faded, thus colors are probably somewhat muted, compared to the original.

These designs are representative of the Aesthetic through the early Art Deco styles. Botanical and fantastical animal forms dominate this collection–many are detailed and highly decorative.

These brushes are customizable so experiment with different border combinations and colorways.

For more information concerning installation and use, please see the online version of the “read-me” file.

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