Tag Archives: Headpieces

Jugendstil Ornaments

DescriptionEnglish: Ornament from a 1907 German book
Date1907
SourceAdapted from Die künstlerische Entwicklung und das Lebenswerk das Landschaftsmalers Karl Rettich (https://archive.org/details/dieknstlerischee00lenz/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous

These scalable ornaments can be used at any size. The last is simply a repetition of the first ornament, with a repeated pair of wavy lines below, forming a headpiece. This is how it was constructed in letterpress, and we have constructed it the same way in Inkscape.

Two-Color Grotesque Headpiece

DescriptionEnglish: Two-color grotesque headpiece, light violet-blue and yellow-green
Date1892
SourceAdapted from The Color Printer (https://archive.org/details/gri_c00033125008234680/page/n273/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous
This scalable ornament can be used at any size. It should be a trivial thing to change the two colors to any colors you desire.

Jugendstil Ornaments by Peter Behrens

DescriptionEnglish: Typographic ornament by Peter Behrens
Date1901
SourceGrossherzog Ernst Ludwig und die Ausstellung der Künstler-Kolonie in Darmstadt von Mai bis Oktober 1901 (https://archive.org/details/grossherzogernst00auss/page/n161/mode/2up)
AuthorPeter Behrens
These scalable ornaments can be used at any size.

Three Hungarian Art Nouveau Floral Headpieces

DescriptionEnglish: Ornament from a 1901 Hungarian book
Date1901
SourceAdapted from A pesti régi városház története (https://archive.org/details/pestiregivarosha00schm/page/n3/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous
These scalable ornaments can be used at any size. They are reconstructed from the originals by redrawing some of the elements.