On this page you can download a collection that contains 6 Flourish ornaments suitable for various decorating techniques.


This kind of flourish ornaments can often be seen in catalogs of American typography companies of the 19th century. A distinctive feature of flourishes in this collection is their composition – a combination of series of individual strokes and dots. This is quite different in style from flourishing in the previous centuries. Most calligraphic flourishes, which can be seen in calligraphers` sketchbooks and printed books from an earlier period (16th to 18th centuries), were in form of flourished extended letter strokes or stand-alone ornaments, but almost always executed as single, uninterrupted lines, while dots were used very scarcely. 

These Victorian ornaments were created for printing machines, so they have not much in common with calligraphy flourishing. The main purpose of these “modern” flourishes *these flourishes, which were considered “modern” at that time, was to serve as design elements for printing (page or book decorations).


Flourish ornaments
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Available file formats

The collection can be downloaded in 2D CAD (.dwg) or vector (.eps and .svg) file formats, and all the ornaments can be easily edited or modified using appropriate software.

The ornaments are well-drawn and all you need to do is just scale it to the desired size and then color it to your liking. These flourish ornaments could potentially look nice with some of your designs. They will perfectly fit to your vintage or retro designs and add them a touch of luxury.


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