Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021



Books in the ornamental graphic design genre focus on creating decorative floral, vintage, or handmade vectors for embellishment. This type of graphic design is used in architecture for decorating different objects. Ornamental designs create a royal touch in the appearance of things. With the innovation in digital media, decorative designing has become more common and more effortless. Therefore, this genre covers the methods and use of software for creating patterns. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Ornamental Graphic Design.

1. The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners: Learn to Letter: A Hand Lettering Workbook with Tips, Techniques, Practice Pages, and Projects


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

GIFT IDEAS | CRAFTS & HOBBIES | CALLIGRAPHY Hello there crafty friends of mine! I’m Kristin - mama to the most incredible little human around, graphic designer, hand letterer, and creator of June & Lucy. I love the 4 C’s in my life: cats, coffee, couches, and cooking, and as you can tell from my Instagram captions, I think I am much funnier than I probably am. My goal with this book is to help you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes that I made along the way, by giving you a straight forward, easy to understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering so that you can start your lettering journey with a strong foundation. I can’t wait to see what you beautiful people create! Product Details: Premium matte-finish cover design High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5" x 11.0" (21.5cm x 28cm) pages

  • Author: June & Lucy
  • Publisher: June & Lucy (August 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1646081493
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

2. Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation: Adult Coloring Books: Flowers, Animals and Garden Designs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

Fun! Fun! Fun!Let your creativity run wild!30 Original Artist Designs, High ResolutionA Gorgeous Coloring Book!!!*Printed on one side of the paper*Incredibly Fun and RelaxingFlowers, Gardens, and Floral AnimalsRanging from easy to complex patterns. Giving you varying levels of difficulty to choose from!Simple floral designs for busy days. And more detailed patterns for moments when you have more time.Beautiful and relaxing!Included:*Flower arrangements (2 within a floral frame)*Floral animal illustrations (4 within natural floral frames)*Several full page garden designs**2 of the garden designs are unusual in that they have patterns built into the illustration. These look unusual at first, but upon coloring them you will find that the extra patterns allow for the user to practice shading.

  • Author: Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation
  • Publisher: Tip Top Education (October 26, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1940282893
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches

                 

3. Autumn Life Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Autumn Scenes, Charming Animals and Relaxing Fall Inspired Landscapes (Autumn Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

Discover a collection of fun and charming Fall illustrations with this relaxing adult coloring book! Are you eager to celebrate this Fall with a delightful selection of Autumn-inspired images? Do you want to relax and relieve stress with the proven benefits of coloring? Or do you want to channel your inner artist and rouse your imagination? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this gorgeous and inspiring collection of detailed Fall-themed illustrations is a beautiful way to celebrate Autumn and fuel your artistic talent, including bountiful harvests and feasts, hedgehogs and farm animals, roasting corn around the campfire, and much more! With endearing farmyard scenes, relaxing Autumn woodlands, and a wide variety of intricately-crafted illustrations designed for every age and skill level, the Autumn Life coloring book is ideal for anyone who wants to experience the proven stress-reducing benefits of coloring – including improved focus, boosted creativity, and the inner peace which comes from meditative mindfulness. Plus, with beautiful thumbnails of every illustration, you can find the perfect palette before going big! Coloring Book Details: 30 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation These unique and creative illustrations make a memorable way for coloring fans of all ages to celebrate Fall and welcome this magical season. From bustling storehouses to cute critters, the Fall edition of the best-selling Life series will stir your imagination and help you lose yourself in a whimsical Autumn adventure. Ready to start coloring? Scroll up and grab your copy today!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8688939781
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.19 x 11 inches

                 

4. Super Simple Hand Lettering: 20 Traceable Alphabets, Easy Projects, Practice Sheets & More! (Design Originals) Includes Technique Guides, Skill-Building Exercises, Art Prints, & Vellum Tracing Paper


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

Discover how to transform simple words into stunning works of art with this interactive workbook! 20 traceable alphabets , both lowercase and uppercase, let you get started lettering right away A beginner-friendly guide to tools and techniques is included, for an easy introduction to creative hand lettering for absolute beginners 4 skill-building practice exercises help build your lettering skills 5 easy-to-execute projects incorporate the hand lettering skills you've learned 4 frameable pullout art prints to display, gift, or embellish Quality vellum tracing paper to practice your lettering Color gallery of finished art to inspire your creativity Drawing beautiful letters by hand may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! "Kiley in Kentucky" hand lettering expert Kiley Bennett gets you started right away with 20 traceable alphabets. She guides you through five skill-building projects to let you practice drawing each upper and lower case letter. This interactive workbook also provides quality vellum tracing paper, along with four frameable pullout art prints and an inspirational art gallery. Super Simple Hand Lettering is a valuable resource for any artist, whether you're a complete novice or an experienced designer looking to expand your technique and toolkit. You'll learn to create your own unique lettering for everything from art journals and scrapbooks to greeting cards, gift tags, invitations, and more.

  • Author: Kiley Bennett
  • Publisher: Design Originals; First edition (February 12, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1497203716
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches

                 

5. Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters (Fox Chapel Publishing) 200 Original Patterns with Celtic Braids & Knots


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work! The ultimate sourcebook for any artist or crafter seeking to re-create the historical beauty of Celtic Art Over 200 original patterns , including 20 completely new patterns in this revised and expanded second edition Step-by-step instructions for creating Celtic Knot work, twists, braids, and finials Easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to a multitude of arts and crafts Inspirational gallery from internationally known artist and author Lora S. Irish Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work as you adorn your completed wood burning, carving, and scrolling projects with beautiful twists, braids, and textures! In this new edition of the largest and most complete book on Celtic knot work available, internationally known artist and talented author Lora S. Irish unravels the secrets to creating these intricate and beautiful designs. With over 200 original patterns and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to a multitude of arts and crafts, you'll learn the basics of creating the knotted line and the simple twists and braids that form the basis of Celtic art. Discover how to incorporate knot patterns and finials—such as animals, leaves, or scroll work—into an unlimited number of styles and layouts that can artistically stand alone or adorn any form of craft. Great Book of Celtic Patterns is the essential guide for any artist or crafter seeking to create the historical beauty of Celtic Art!

  • Author: Lora S. Irish
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Second Revised & Expanded edition (March 12, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565239265
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches

                 



6. Design for Hackers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

The smash hit web design book that debuted at #18 on Amazon. Web design isn't just about knowing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. When it comes to web design for developers or web design for programmers, you need to know design principles to make beautiful and engaging interfaces. Hackers are able to accomplish so much in so little time because they come from a community that's built upon sharing knowledge. When it comes to programming, they can learn whatever they need to learn by reading manuals, or simply typing in a Google search. But learning design isn't so simple. Many design books try to teach design through lists of "do's" and "don'ts." But hackers know you need a deeper understanding of something to really do it well. Design for Hackers takes apart design by "reverse-engineering" Impressionist painting, Renaissance sculpture, the Mac OS X Aqua interface, Twitter's web interface, and much more. You'll learn about color theory, typography, proportions, and design principles. This theoretical advice is mixed with concrete, actionable advice such as suggestions for color scheme tools, and a chart of "all of the fonts you'll ever need." Whether you're doing interaction design, user interface design, user experience design, iOS/Android mobile design, or good old-fashioned "web design," by the end of the book, you'll be seeing design through new eyes.

  • Author: David Kadavy
  • Publisher: John Wiley &Sons; 1st edition (October 21, 2011)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1119998952
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.8 x 9.25 inches

                 

7. Grayscale Adult Coloring Book | Fiercely Gorgeous: Coloring Pages for Adults Relaxation Featuring Beautiful Portrait with Flowers for Stress Relief and Happiness


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

Our Fiercely Gorgeous Adult Coloring Book is an excellent coloring page for adults relaxation. It helps you relax and boost your creativity at the same time. You will feel your anxiety and stress slowly seeps out of your body and mind as you color this stress relieving coloring books for adults. Our Fiercely Gorgeous Coloring is an adult coloring book to reduce anxiety. It's a perfect Coloring Book for stress relief. There are a lot of beautiful portrait drawings that will spark your creativity. Discover your creative side while relaxing with our adult coloring book!  Don't overthink it! Just relax and let your creativity flows. Relax and unwind. Pick any color that feels right for you, enjoy the process, and you will be amazed at how easy it is to let go. Why you should get Fiercely Gorgeous Coloring Book: RELIEF STRESS AND ANXIETY . Feel your stress and anxiety dissipates as you color these beautiful images. Fiercely Gorgeous Coloring Book is excellent for coloring for any level. The illustrations are simple and yet very beautiful.  NON-STOP FUN . Everyone is different. Some people can finish one coloring page for an adult in an hour, and some people may take days. No rush, relax and enjoy the process. You will be amazed by the result.  DOUBLE IMAGES . 25 Unique coloring Stress Relieving Design. There are two pages of every image. Unsatisfied with the first result? Color it again with different color combinations!  SINGLE-SIDED PAGES . Every illustration printed on a single side page. We want to prevent bleed-through, especially if you are using markers, inks, or watercolors for coloring.  STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS . If you are looking for adult coloring books for women flowers, you will enjoy Evelyn Liza's stunning pictures. These images will transport you into the wild world of love and beauty.  PERFECT GIFT IDEAS . You can give this beautiful coloring book for an adult to anyone you love. It's a great adult coloring book for women and excellent coloring books for teens and young adults.    Post your creation on Social Media!  Feel free to post your finished coloring pages for adults on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media of your choice. Please tag #EvlynLiza so we can see your creations, and other colorists can also discover your works quickly. Don't forget to follow the hashtags to enjoy beautiful creations by other colorists!

  • Author: Evlyn Liza
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8621706562
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

8. Traditional Korean Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

The bold black-and-white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs. The 142 copyright-free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but in size and shape, ranging from full- and half-page compositions to borders, panels, medallions, and allover patterns. Artist Madeleine Orban-Szontagh found characteristic motifs in a splendid selection of Korean arts and crafts, including embroidered Buddhist and Taoist symbols, jewelry, ornamental tiles, a royal headdress, vases, book covers, screens, and paintings. The motifs range from abstract forms to realistic depictions of costumed figures, birds, flowers, and landscapes. Moreover, the bold, clear outlines of the drawings make them easy to reproduce and easy to use in a wide variety of arts and crafts.

  • Author: Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (December 20, 2013)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0486266466
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches

                 

9. Calligraphy Set for Beginners: 120 Sheet of Calligraphy Practice Paper Hand Lettering Workbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

This Calligraphy Practice Notebook is ideal to improve your handwriting skills. It's great notebook for those who need more additional space for practice. Features: ★ 120 pages/sheets including: - 40 pages - 55 Degree Slant Angle Lined Guide Sheets, - 40 pages - Alphabet Practice Sheets, - 40 pages - Dot Grid Sheets ★ White paper ★ Glossy cover ★ Size: 8.5" x 11" Just go to the top-right of the page and click on "Buy Now" to grab your copy today. If you want to discover more designs, please go to the top of the page, under the book's title, and click on the Author's name.

  • Author: Journalist Adventure
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 10, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8502119795
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.29 x 11 inches

                 

10. Legendary Dinosaurs: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Creative Fun Drawings to Calm Down, Reduce Anxiety & Relax.Great Christmas Gift Idea For Men & Women 2020-2021)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Ornamental Graphic Design - October 2021

If history repeats itself, I'm definitely getting a Dinosaur Put good vibes and motivation back into your day with this coloring book for adults. It includes a variety of relaxing designs to make your life more relaxed and enjoyable. You don’t need any special skills. Even if you haven’t drawn anything, ever, you will enjoy coloring in this booklet. Let your inner artist out. Guaranteed hours of pleasure, relaxation and relief from stress. Each drawing is on a separate page, so you can share. This coloring book is the perfect gift for friends, family, and anyone else you love. Join us in this special journey! It will inspire you and introduce you to the hidden artist found in all of us. Why You Will Absolutely Love this Book Relaxing Coloring Pages . Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations . We’ve included 30 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. You can use markers, gel pens, pencils and watercolors. Everything goes! Single-sided Pages . All drawings are single sided to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books Great for All Skill Levels . It matches perfectly to your skill level & coloring experience, as it's suitable for beginners and experts About Blush Design 50+ Coloring Books . Explore the entire Blush Design catalog and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Blush Design fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, Funny quotes, fantasy, inspirational, and so much more! 1000+ 5-star Amazon Reviews . Blush Design is one of the most loved coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Blush Design coloring book, you know it's a Coloring book you'll love Buy Now & Relax... Scroll to the top of this page and click the Add to Cart button . Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too! Coloring books make wonderful gifts . Which gifts will you need soon? Buy now and have your gifts ready in advance. Coloring books are great for any holiday or special occasion. Christmas Gifts, Stocking Stuffers Easter Baskets, Gift Bags Family Vacations & Travel Birthday & Anniversary Presents Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day White elephant party, Yankee swap gift exchange, secret Santa gag gift

  • Author: Blush Design
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1707889860
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.16 x 10 inches