On this page you can download 5 scroll line frame borders called vectorized Bowman borders, based on the caption in an old typographic catalog where they were found.

Four of them are vertical rectangular scroll line borders and can be used to decorate pages of books, magazines, menus, etc. The fifth border is also a scroll line border, but offered to you in a slightly different way. If you look at the picture, you will see that this is not actually a border but a large number of design elements drawn in such a manner that, based on them, you can design a scroll line border on your own. It is enough to arrange these design elements in 2D CAD or vector software and interconnect them. We have drawn several types of design elements (corner design elements, finishing design elements, line-break design elements, etc.), so you can use them to create a large number of different borders.


Vectorized Bowman borders
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Available file formats

Vectorized Bowman borders are available in the following file formats: 2D CAD (dwg) and vector (eps and svg)


These design elements can also be incorporated into the first four borders. 

Scroll line borders were very popular in the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. They are not so popular these days, however, you will certainly not go wrong if you use them. Because of their simplicity and universal design, they can be combined with various patterns, ornaments, fonts, motifs, etc.

We found these frame borders in an old book "Specimen book and catalog: a price list of printers' supplies..." published in 1907 (Published by: Inland Type Foundry).


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
Download EPS vector file format
Download SVG vector file format

Submitted by Ceh Jan


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