Saturday, 29 January 2011

Ephemera, Prints and Paper

Whilst out hunting for ephemera, prints, magazine, books and old bits of paper to scan I come across all sorts of things and its amazing whats 'out' there. From old vintage fine art prints to wonderfully illustrated books and magazine articles. If I can scan it I cannot resist owning such things, even if its only for a short while.
Magazine article illustration, colour print showing detail.
I have all sorts of ephemera, paper, prints and old magazines plus an ever growing number of vintage illustrations, publications and books. Although its great to own the original I will be selling off various pieces. I enjoy dealing in such things and if like me, you enjoy discovering some of the wonderful artwork, you will find all sorts of ephemera on my blog.
Black & White Instructional Illustration
The great thing about ephemera is that they can be used for a number of art projects including decoupage, scrapbooks, greeting cards and anything else, you just have to use your imagination.
Clipped Cutting for Digital Scrapbook
If you are decorating the home then the Virtue prints I have make a great decorators piece, ideal for any interior designer. They can easily be mounted and framed at very reasonable costs and imagine how good they would look hanging on your wall.
Virtue & Co. Fine Art Prints c.1920
I enjoy scanning the ephemera and using the images to create media to be used in art projects, ebooks, websites and so on. Most of the prints and ephemera are in the public domain and copyright has expired so its legal but always make sure of this for yourself. There are plenty of places to check to be sure and the safest way is "if you are not 100% sure" then do not copy.
Page from Cassells Book Of Knowledge Colour Illustration.
Everything I will be selling over the coming months are original and are ideal for collectors of ephemera who wish to own the real thing. If you use any of the ephemera in a 'project' then it would be great to hear from you to see your creations.
Digitally Edited PUNCH 1859 ready for printing.
The illustration above can be easily printed with a home computer and is a part of a project I am working on at the moment involving old vintage Punch magazines. It includes digitally enhancing some of the pictures and illustrations especially the 'smaller' images. You can view some of the work on a previous post and theres some more free digitally enhanced prints.

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