Starting in the late days of the Pre-Raphaelite movement
in Great Britain, artists and craftsfolk reacted against
the impersonal reality of the new industrial age with
a reinterpretation of the styles and techniques of earlier
times. This led to the organic, sweeping lines of Art
Nouveau and, afterwards, to the Arts and Crafts style
of workshops like the Craftsman Studios and the Roycrofters.
is a single design in two sizes which I've designed in
the American Arts & Crafts style. These are transparent
GIF files which will look best over a pale background.
There are three sections that make up each design: a left
end, a middle section, and a right end.
should repeat the middle section to get the length you
want; the graphics are cached when loaded into the browser,
so they can be used over and over again without additional
put space between the sections as they're shown above,
but you shouldn't:
are three repeating "wallpaper" or backdrop
patterns. They obviously shouldn't be used behind
text, but can be useful in a sidebar or as a backdrop
behind text that's placed in in a solid-colored table.
here's a larger version of the same design in the
first color scheme.
designs are all
copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 & 1998,
but may be used without fee by individuals for
non-commercial web projects.
you're building your own web site, and you don't
make money from the site, feel free to use these
designs. If you are profiting by building a
site for someone else, do not. If you are creating
your own commercial site, do not.
you want to use one of these designs as a tattoo,
a stationery design for your personal email, or
want to make an object for your own use (not for
sale) using one of these designs, go ahead.
It is specifically prohibited for anyone other
than the artist to include these images in a collection
of clip art, whether for profit or not. Got it?
you use these designs on your web pages, I would be
grateful for a credit and, if possible, a link to:
To download any of these
files, just right-click on them (Windows) or click and
hold on them (Macintosh), then select "Save Image
As..." from the pop-up menu. Store them locally
on your drive as you edit your HTML documents and upload
them to your web site when you update the pages.
them for a package of sunshine
If you want the things you love, you must
So when you hear it thunder don't run
under a tree,
There'll be Pennies From Heaven for you and me."
From Heaven" by John Burke & Arthur Johnston, 1936