I ran out of time putting this together yesterday, so here’s this week’s Illustration Thursday:
Vintage Illustrations, especially that from the 1950s-early 1970s, are some of my favorite things. The style, the use of line work, the color, printing process-it’s just all awesome. Anyways, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite vintage illustration pools, sets, and groups from Flickr, which has an abundance of examples. Enjoy!
1. Fun Ephemera
This is a fantastic collection of illustrated ephemera from Ward-o-matic. Fantastic! (get it?…..har har…sad face).
HUGE Flickr group with over 1,500 members. Features everything from magazines, to brochures, to logos, childrens books, signs, ads, etc. Great way to spend the rest of your afternoon.
THREE MORE after the jump!
3. Retro Kid
This a great one, with almost 3,000 members. It features stylized illustrations from children’s books and kid-related stuff. Awe-some!
Though some of their pieces are not vintage illustration, Grain Edit is always my go-to blog for inspirtation and visual goodness. Great stuff.
Huge collection of vintage cookbook pages. I just love the stylization of the food, with the line work and the colors used in these old books.
Well, that’s it! There are TON more where those came from over on Flickr. If you’ve been living on an island somewhere with no internet access or just haven’t watch the news in a few years, Flickr is an amazing online photo sharing community that is a great place to look at photos from all over the world, of almost anything. They also have a huge collection of Community Commons photos, that you can use in your own work.