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Menu Designs (Agile Rabbit Editions Free CD-Rom S.) [Paperback]

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This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions.

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Studio: Pepin Press
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.13 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2000
Publisher   Pepin Press
ISBN  9057680149  
ISBN13  9789057680144  

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Major disappointment  Oct 9, 2007
This book is not at all what I expected when I ordered it. It mostly consists of B&W dover-type images which I did NOT find inspiring. A small section of these would have sufficed, and other styles should have been included. Basically, if you want all of your menus to reflect art from the thirties and forties, this book is for you.

Mostly what I thought I was buying was a book discussing or showing different menu layouts. I honestly can't see myself using this book in any graphic design context.

I might also mention that this was poorly indexed.
delightful designs for the aspiring artist and clipart maven  Nov 24, 2003
This tiny book contains over 800 illustrations ranging from 50's clipart to turn of the century woodcuts and lithographs. From the simple and economic, to the ornate and profusely decorated. There are different categories - people eating food, people serving food, spices, utensils and many more. Different foods from around the world are also displayed.

The book also includes a CD with all the illustrations in TIFF format. The CD is a cross-platform hybrid disc (accessible to Macs and PCs).

The disc and the book are a delightful resource for any artist needing a compendium of clip art to sift through for a project - whether it is truly for a menu, or a newsletter or other project.

The less than perfect rating is for the weird way in which the images are indexed and named and because these are TIFF files - not Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) format, all of various resolutions. Some files were scanned in at 1200 dpi, others as low as 120 dpi. The scans are extremely clean, but why not a consistent resolution for all? Why weren't these run through Adobe Streamline to make them vector based EPS drawings so that resolution wouldn't even be a factor?

There is an odd licensing agreement on the images - you can use up to 10 images in a given project, but any more than 10 requires written permission. I suppose this is to protect the authors from someone taking the images and making their own clipart book.

A good artist can work around these failings with the proper skills and software as needed, however, and for the small amount of shelf space it occupies, it is a real treasure trove of fine-quality clipart.


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