christopher dresser “studies in design” pattern swatches for illustrator

Now available: 25 custom pattern swatches for Illustrator: from Christopher Dresser, Studies in Design — $11.00 USD Purchase Now

These are the 25 pattern swatches 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 seamless pattern swatches that can be used with Adobe Illustrator. The colors are close to the original, though the plates were faded, thus colors may be somewhat muted, compared to the original.

These designs are representative of the Aesthetic through the early Art Deco styles. Dresser’s use of botanical forms dominate this collection–many are detailed and highly decorative.

These swatches are customizable (see below) so experiment with different colorways and in combination with linear pattern borders or motifs, also from Dresser’s Studies in Design.

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

To view pattern detail, roll the mouse over the thumbnail.

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