Release Date: 2009-10-12
Number of Patterns: 18
Tigers are mammals, which are territorial in nature and keep to themselves. They are well recognized and honored in mythology, folklore, being team mascots and symbolized on several flags and coats of arms. They have rusty-reddish to orange coats with a white fringe that surrounds the face, and brown to gray to pure black stripes. These stripes serve as a camouflage helping the tigers conceal themselves against tall, shaded grasses. We put together a tiger-themed pattern set of fun illustrations depicting tigers in various poses and styles. You’ll see tigers roaring, smiling, prowling, and clawing.
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Number of Patterns: 38
Peter Paul Rubens – Flemish Baroque Painter
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish Baroque Painter living in Antwerp. He was a proponent of the Flemish art style, which included movement, color, and sensuality. He is well known for his religious altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. His travels to Italy and Spain allowed him to be influenced by other masters including Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Our collection of patterns includes Honeysuckle Bower, The Elevation of the Cross, Venus at the Mirror, and Prometheus Bound.
Release Date: 2009-09-13
Number of Patterns: 22
In Awe of Autumn
Autumn is one of the four annual seasons and ranges (in the Northern Hemisphere) from September 22th to December 21st. The exact times are measured by the Autumn equinox and the Winter solstice. Autumn is associated with many natural events including harvesting of crops, a cooling of temperatures, a graying of skies, and most noticeably, the changing colors of leaves. Our “In Awe of Autumn” set contains a colorful array of photographs which depict autumn at its finest. Yellow, red, and orange leaves are
Release Date: 2009-08-29
Number of Patterns: 37
Frans Hals – Dutch Portrait Painter
Frans Hals (1580-1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who is best known for his many portrait paintings. His style is noted for a loose brush style and also helped evolve the 17th century group portraiture. He lived most of his life in the city of Haarlem, where his talents for painting were greatly in demand, particularly by wealthy citizens. Our collection of patterns contains many of his most recognizable paintings including Jester with a Lute, Portrait of René Descartes, Pieter van dem Broecke, Malle Babbe, Marriage Portrait of Isaac Massa, Two Boys Singing, and The Laughing Cavalier.
Release Date: 2009-08-23
Number of Patterns: 21
Football is the predominant fall season sport in the United States and Canada. Its also referred to as Gridiron outside North America. Its a physically demanding sport, which requires a significant amount of training and teamwork. The main objective of the game is a touchdown where a team must advance the football into the opposing team’s end zone. Points can also be scored by kicking the ball through goal posts placed at the end zone. Our pattern set includes 21 fun and simple illustrations of football players in various aspects of the game. There are also patterns of cheerleaders, a coach, and a referee.
Release Date: 2009-07-25
Number of Patterns: 24
George Catlin – Painter of American Indians
George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter who traveled throughout the Americas and painted many portraits of American Indians. At the beginning of his career after a stint as a lawyer, he traveled with William Clark into Native American territory. He eventually visited up to 50 different tribes at a time when they were untouched by European civilization. His lifetime collection of art works total over 500 accompanied by over 700 sketches. Our collection of patterns contains a great many of his portraits of male and female Indian chiefs, warriors, braves, medicine men, and ball players. There are also patterns with buffalos, horses, and a river landscape.