Arts and Crafts Motto Frames

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 09-18-2012 07:00 AM 3283 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some frames and motto art I made for my wife’s birthday. Some include the popular Dard Hunter rose motif. Dard was a famous Roycroft print designer. The longer text is a beautiful quote from Elbert Hubbard’s 1906 book White Hyacinths. The book was written over a hundred years ago, yet it must have been written for my wife. I own an original leather bound copy of the book and I treasure it, but not nearly as much as I treasure my wife.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 12:45 PM

Very, very nice project. Great quotes—well worth “zooming” to read. The calligraphy is outstanding and so very period appropriate, did you do that also?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 04:07 PM

Beautiful frames and quotes : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 04:26 PM

Yes, I printed the text and artwork. I purchased the font and figure set from P22 Press. It is based on the original Roycroft printing press font. It includes the Dard Hunter roses and many other graphics to choose from.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 06:00 PM

These are just so cool …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 08:21 PM

nice frames… I really like them

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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