I love ’em. What can I say? It reminds me of pouring over printed pages and illustrations from old books that my parents stored away. They were textbooks and pulp novels from the late 19th Century through the early 20th. Even if I did not want to read the book cover to cover, I would scan each page looking at typography, although I didn’t know about the subject, I just loved the form of the letters. And old illustrations. I loved the compounding of message with the use of just the right image. That this could be done with just a few lines of ink amazed me. I loved being amazed.
This widget from Old Book Illustrations is my new favorite find, click on the image to go there.
So instead of an app of the week this is a widget of the week that will give you different images from the site for decoration on your site, if you are in search of such a thing. You can select among various sub-categories of images such as plants, people, buildings.
The site also offers some freebie graphic downloads with no strings attached and some fee for service offerings.