Graphics from an Out of Copyright Source
Sunday evening I was perusing the Internet Archive at Archive.org while watching the new Cosmos series on the National Geographic Channel. These are images I captured from a not in copyright work: Strong’s Book of Designs, 1917.
I am sharing some of the general and seasonal images, that could be used as the basis of graphic art projects such as labels, web badges, and widget backgrounds. Interested in using any of these images in your projects? I recommend downloading them from the archive directly. Go to the title by clicking on the Strong’s… link, above.
The Art Nouveau styling in many of these is delightful, if you, like me, like that sort of thing.
Styles of Images Vary
Please check out the digitized book to get a more complete idea of what the book contains.
If you do not own Adobe Photoshop® to manipulate these images, an open source alternative is GIMP. GIMP stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program. You may download the software for free, although donating to open source projects that you find useful is heartily encouraged.
Enjoy the graphics!
Strong, Charles Jay and Lawrence Stewart Strong. 1917. Strong’s Book of Designs: a masterpiece of modern ornamental art. Chicago: F. J. Drake & Company
retrieved: 10 March 2014 https://archive.org/details/strongsbookofdes00stro