Design

Stencilled Ornament & Illustration

Stencilled Ornament & Illustration

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There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering—a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now.

Vintage Costume Inspirations

Vintage Costume Inspirations

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Vintage Costume Inspiration is full of wildly creative pictures and ideas. Most of the images in this book are from mid-century French and German costume magazines and catalogs. This book has everything, from costumes that will challenge even the most serious crafters, to simple and striking details for more casual creators.

A great costume can often come from a simple idea. Therefore, Laughing Elephant has selected images that capture some of those wonderful costumes and compiled them in this book to spark the imaginations of parents and children alike. A few of the best and most whimsical ideas include: an artist's palette (complete with paintbrush hat!), a carrot, a box of chocolate, a telephone, and even an alluring version of a high-tension wire.

These costumes are beautifully illustrated and sure to ignite your child's imagination. Have the most original costume at the next Halloween party with our retro costume look book!