For those creative types out there who want to make eye-catching clothes as well as wear them, we’ve got just the book for you. So before you set up that all important collab meeting with Our Legacy / Hartford/ Gitman Vintage it might be worth having a browse of this handy two part compendium. The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopaedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875-1888) and Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877). Adapted from historical items dating from antiquity, including jewellery, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural and aesthetic motifs and patterns—including classical Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and middle-Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century.
Not only is this the perfect source book packed full of printed patterny ideas but you also get access to an exclusive image database where you can download these (hi-res) images and use them for whatever you like without restriction. How cool is that? Just remember where you heard about this book first and make sure you send your mates here at Proper one of your mad shirts from your first collection. Buy it HERE