We’ve decided to go ahead and bang together a small … well, I guess we’ll call it an exchange project… and pulled Typo Ornamenty off the bookshelf (yet again) for inspiration. Way back in 1990, our dear friend Ewan McLaren decamped to the Czech Republic and, over the years, has generously shifted many an oddity and wonder our way (beer cheese notwithstanding). This particular object folder thingy has been invaluable. It’s Czech clip-art.
The folio is 9” x 13” and when you open it up, it looks like this
240 separate sheets and it comes with a separate index
that looks like this
It’s 240 pages of alphabets and frames, cartouches, machinery, farm animals, art nouveau ladies, horses, funerary urns, marmots and trout, complex borders and fingers pointing every which way.
Sure the internet’s great and all (not least of which because it tells me that Kopriva's tour de force is yet available) but clip-art… seriously.