Thanks to For Whom The Gear Turns for the guidance and the marvellous Graphics Fairy for the image in this weeks episode. This helpful post is most recommended.

For Whom the Gear Turns

The internet is a beautiful thing. Not only can you watch as many funny cat videos as you want, any time day or night, but there is a wealth of royalty-free content out there begging for you to do something with it. The following websites are ones that I have used in the past when I am looking for historical photos or vintage illustrations. Whether or not you want to actually use the image itself in a piece of art, what you find can inspire you to create something new.

The British Library – Images Online
You can go to this massive repository and find tons of photos. Make sure to try a few different search terms for the same things, you never know who put in the keyword tags.

New York City Public Library – Digital Collections
NYC recently made over 600,000 images available, including vintage fashion plates. Many of…

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