I've always loved retro commercial art.
From the mail order adds in the back of comic books to the mascots on sugary cereals.
I've often wanted to recreate the look of this kind of artwork. Being that I'm not a great illustrator it's always been attractive to me to find and use retro artwork in my design work.
There's just one catch to this type of artwork. Though it's all old the artwork from the 1940s and 1950s isn't quite old enough to be guaranteed to be in the public domain.
But we all know this era of artwork is the best kind!
So, as a labor of love, I sent my musty smelling 10 pound box of retro commercial art to intellectual property attorneys.
These attorneys spent countless hours digging through these boxes, researching the artwork and carefully grading it based on whether or not it's in the public domain or an orphan work.
The result is a collection of authentic artwork you can use in your projects whether that be t-shirts, posters, websites.
For detailed information on the copyrights and licenses click here.
Not only did we send this artwork to IP attorneys. We also spent hundreds of hours scanning it in, cleaning it up in Photoshop, converting to vectors, eliminating anchor points, coloring it and uploading it.
The result is neat, interesting and powerful clip art you purchase for an affordable price and use in your projects.
I hope you love this art work as much as I do. Enjoy!
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