Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vintage Printable

Friends! Find of the year!!!

Vintage Printable has FREE high resolution images of botanicals, architectural prints, old travel posters, and all sorts of other lovely things (like the two examples above). There are dozens and dozens, maybe hundreds and hundreds are gorgeous options. The illustrations are curated by Swivelchair, an anonymous biopharma worker.

To be clear, the images have a high enough resolution, that you can print them up poster size and they'll still look great — not pixelated or fuzzy.

Print one out on the oversize printer at your local copy center, then frame it in a ready made option and you've got fantastic wall art on the cheap. See a great example here.

Sent in by
Laurie who spotted it on I Suwannee.

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Anonymous naomi said...

Isn't that example in the living room of HGTV's new "green" house? It looks just like it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kgr said...

SO awesome!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:40:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks! you have made me very very happy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 12:02:00 AM EDT  
Blogger marymary said...

Thanks for linking. I love this kind of thing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 1:10:00 AM EDT  
Blogger liz stanley said...

wow, awesome!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 1:23:00 AM EDT  
Blogger carly k. said...

Oh, I think I will print some stuff for cute wrapping paper!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 1:28:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lesley said...

Thank you!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 9:07:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

These are very cool! Is there a special way to download the images so they are ready for print? or is it just the old fashion right-click and save?

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 9:44:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Pumpkin Petunia said...

Well there goes my hope for a productive day. Instant obsession!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:01:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

website does not work correctly, but looks very cool!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:21:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Baboon said...

seriously, THIS IS the find of the year! Thanks!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:52:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Alicia W. said...

I love it! I've been looking for art for my daughters' rooms.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 1:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger NicNacManiac said...

Awesome...the designs are fantastic andthey print really well.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Nerina :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 3:20:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all kinds of awesome - thank you!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 5:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Sophie @ Century Finds said...

This is great!

I am going to have fun with this - both for decoration and for kids projects. Thanks for the tip!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:09:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Krys said...

Oh, yay! I was JUST looking for something to hang in the stairwell at my house, and I think I just found it. Thanks for the tip!!

Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8:25:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Karen said...

this is a great find, but I can't figure out how to get a file big enough for a poster sized print. what should I be doing? when I right click on the image, the files I'm downloading are only maybe 10 inches big by 72 dpi, which is not high enough resolution is it?

Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:53:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to join in on the chorus and say how awesome this is! but I'm also a bit shocked that these images can be blown up to poster size, I downloaded a few and they were mostly a quarter page.. maybe they print well anyway?

Either way, it's really awesome, thanks so much for posting the link!


Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:20:00 AM EDT  
Blogger molly said...

Thank you! This is a great find. All the craft ideas are swirling in my head :)

Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:21:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find the files you are looking for at the most comprehensive source for free-to-try files downloads on the Web

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 1:21:00 PM EDT  

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