Jan 28, 2014

Free Downloads: Tons of Vintage Illustrations from the British Library


I just stumbled across a link to the British Library's Flickr page, which has over a million (seemingly) copyright free images and illustrations available for browsing and download.    

The topics range from natural history and scientific illustrations to tons of guys with great looking facial hair...

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... to historical branding...

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... and plenty of great woodcut type and landscapes and, you know, stuff like this: 

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Lots of cool inspiration and resources for you next project. Someone please make me a t-shirt with that ritual mask on it. 

Check it out: Flickr.com/photos/BritishLibrary

Oh, and if you don't know, the U.S. Library of Congress has a huge selection of copyright free art available as well. 


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Annie on Feb 20, 2014:

Okay....sorry!!!   I figured out flickr....  So I guess I'm smart now....  HA!

Thanks again for this great website!

Annie on Feb 20, 2014:

I read the article about these being images we can use, or copy, and yet I cannot seem to find out how to do that on flickr.....is it me or can anyone help me? 

Okay, I admit I am not a post modern male, but I think your website rocks!