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Prince Almas Transformed ~ Vintage Book Art Mousepads
Prince Almas Transformed ~ Vintage Book Art Mousepads
A wonderful old Book Illustration image adorns this item. This would make an exceptional gift for any occasion or holiday. Book illustration as we now know it evolved from early European woodblock printing. In the early 1400s, playing cards were created using block printing, which was the first use of prints in a sequenced and logical order. "The first known European block printings with a communications function were devotional prints of saints." These later turned into block books in the mid-1400s, used to spread religious messages to illiterate masses. Each page was carved from one single block of wood and printed as an image.

As the demand for books grew, and paper became more available, printers across Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Italy began devising ways to "mechanize" book production using movable type. This is when Johann Gutenberg invented typography and the printing press in the 1450s. As printing took off and books became common, printers began to use woodblocks to illustrate them. Hence, "centers for woodblock playing-card and religious-print production became centers for illustrated books.

At The Vintage Vamp we obtain high quality images of vintage artwork. Then we use state of the art technology and editing to bring back to life the most compelling images from the past. Unlike a lot of reproductions sold on the Internet, ours have been refurbished to bring out the original colors and fix as many imperfections as possible. We use only PNG format and the largest PPI (pixels per inch) possible, which is the very best for printing. This assures that your image will print with the highest quality possible, no matter what size you choose. Credit: Library of Congress & Wikipedia

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Prince Almas Transformed ~ Vintage Book Art
A wonderful old Book Illustration image adorns this item. This would make an exceptional gift for any occasion or holiday. Book illustration as we now know it evolved from early European woodblock printing. In the early 1400s, playing cards were created using block printing, which was the first use of prints in a sequenced and logical order. "The first known European block printings with a communications function were devotional prints of saints." These later turned into block books in the mid-1400s, used to spread religious messages to illiterate masses. Each page was carved from one single block of wood and printed as an image.

As the demand for books grew, and paper became more available, printers across Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Italy began devising ways to "mechanize" book production using movable type. This is when Johann Gutenberg invented typography and the printing press in the 1450s. As printing took off and books became common, printers began to use woodblocks to illustrate them. Hence, "centers for woodblock playing-card and religious-print production became centers for illustrated books.

At The Vintage Vamp we obtain high quality images of vintage artwork. Then we use state of the art technology and editing to bring back to life the most compelling images from the past. Unlike a lot of reproductions sold on the Internet, ours have been refurbished to bring out the original colors and fix as many imperfections as possible. We use only PNG format and the largest PPI (pixels per inch) possible, which is the very best for printing. This assures that your image will print with the highest quality possible, no matter what size you choose. Credit: Library of Congress & Wikipedia



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Made on: 10/22/2012 4:57 PM
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