Color : Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Design offer superb inspiration for today's designers

by Fred Showker

Celtic arts and design

Celtic art and design While we're talking about color and design, we cannot neglect mentioning the Celtic arts and design. So, here we'll take a look at 60 clip art and reference files you can download and experiment with! But first, let me introduce you some valuable resources available for discovering the Celtic arts!

From the early medieval art of Britain and Ireland came the Book of Kells and other glorious pieces of illuminated art. This is what "Celtic art" evokes for much of the art world even though the most inspiring work was created nearly a thousand years earlier. It's a fascinating art genre well worth some study.

Celtic Design Clip Art Celtic Clip Art

Superb collection of more than 200 authentic color and black-and-white Celtic designs from rare 7th- and 8th-century manuscripts. Book of Kells, Book of Lindisfarne — and other sources. Faithful reproductions as well as original adaptations include Gospel figures, beasts, lettering, knot work, and interlaced designs.
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GO The Book of Kells
GO The Book of Lindisfarne

Celtic Clip ArtCeltic and Anglo-Saxon Art and Ornament

Compiled from brilliant illuminated manuscripts such as The Book of Kells, this collection spotlights the Christian iconography of ancient Britain. These colorful ornaments date from the Roman occupation through the Norman conquest. Abounding in intertwined lacings, abstract animal figures, meticulously drawn letters, winding scrolls of foliate designs, and uniquely solemn religious imagery, they offer a wondrous variety of ancient ornamental artwork.
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Celtic Designs for Artists and CraftspeopleCeltic Clip Art

More than 200 authentic Celtic motifs, ideal for myriad uses, include elaborate spirals and weaves, exotic birds, horned beasts, mermaids, and other fanciful creatures. This outstanding collection of distinctive designs you can use as borders or individually.
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Celtic Clip ArtCeltic Designs Clip Art

Artists and craftspeople who want ot enhance their projects with the magic of Celtic design will welcome this treasury of attractive motifs. This intriguing archive of 96 black-and-white designs by Mallory Pearce features the sinuous interlacements, stylized mythical creatures, abstracts, geometrics, and other elements that give Celtic art its unique distinction.
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Full-Color Celtic Frames and BordersCeltic Clip Art

Add a distinctive touch to almost any graphic project with these elegant frames and borders, faithfully rendered in glorious full color by illustrator Mallory Pearce. Here is a host of interlaced figures and other motifs characteristic of traditional Celtic art. Ideal for any design assignment, perfect for computer art
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Celtic Clip Art Celtic and Norse Designs

Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will turn to this versatile treasury. Meticulously adapted from artwork that once decorated ancient rune stones, furniture, sword hilts, and other Celtic and Old Norse artifacts, the illustrations include an amazing array of human figures, animals, and mythological creatures!
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Celtic Stencil DesignsCeltic Clip Art

Stirring images of traditional Celtic art, transformed into a collection of versatile stencil designs, depict birds and beasts of myth and scripture, elegant abstract designs, and more. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and complexities, these attractive and dramatic illustrations are ideal for graphic artists, textile designers, and craftspeople. 164 black-and-white illustrations.
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Celtic Clip Art Full-Color Celtic Designs

This handy CD-ROM and book collection, with its scores of eye-catching motifs, will delight artists, craftspeople, and anyone wanting to add a distinctive Celtic touch to graphic projects.
      Available in a broad range of sizes and formats, these images include winged creatures, religious figures, serpentine scrolls, stylized motifs surrounding letters of the alphabet, plus a variety of frames and borders.
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Celtic Arts & Crafts Fun Kit

Okay ... so we decided to include one just for fun. This giant-sized collection of Celtic crafts may be out of print soon, so take a look!
      The kit contains 36 stickers including many that shine, 6 stencils, 2 coloring books including a stained glass edition, an 11 x 17 Color Your Own poster, and Full-Color Celtic Designs CD-ROM and Book with 117 royalty-free graphics.
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Celtic Art & Design

This collection can be the starting point for developing your own color palettes and design motifs. Once you start getting it, you can purchase any of the low-cost collections above and enter a whole new world of visual treats!
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JOIN the creative experience! We'd like to hear from you! On the Facebook page, you'll find the gallery "Art is where you find it" -- you can contribute art there. Or, let DTG visit your site -- we'd love to have you contribute there and become part of DTG! As I said before, if you sent in one of these, or you know the original artist, pleast let me know. If you want to be in the Design Center Gallery spotlight, it's really best if you use our Folio Submission form.

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Fred Showker

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