'Modern Approaches' is a visually exciting new series that allows the designer to understand and appreciate traditional folk patterns, for the purpose of creatively employing their forms and colors to modern-day applications. The series is providing the designer with the historical and symbolic significance of each tradition. Volume Ú features the essentials of traditional Japanese dress and d�cor, for example kimono patterns. It discusses design and coloring, looking at color spectrums from different periods of history, and demonstrates how they can be used for T-shirt-designs, identity graphics, industrial design or in illustrations. Chapter Ü offers 80 royalty free templates which readers can use to make designs and illustrations. The 4th chapter includes examples for surfboards, interior designs, aloha shirts, wrist watches, and more. Forthcoming themes in this series are: Native American, Arts and Crafts Movement, Shaker, and African Tribes.
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If you're a graphic designer or a web designer this book is good to have handy. Its a good piece of reference material and if you need to appropriate some of the artwork you see in the book its available as EPS files in the CDrom that comes with the book.