Matsuya Japanese Crest Designs

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Courier Corporation, Mar 17, 2006 - Design - 64 pages
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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 striking illustrationss will find a wealth of material in this collection.
 

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