Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Alice in Wonderland Anniversary with FREE images

On this day, 26th November 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to just Alice in Wonderland) was published.  

The book, by Lewis Carroll (born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), has not been out of print since.

Although many artists have since illustrated Alice, the original illustrations were done by John Tenniel (1820-1914). 




For 50 lovely Alice in Wonderland images, take a look at our Alice Graphics collection at www.printableheaven.com/alice.



Thursday, 21 November 2013

JFK blown away what else do I have to say?

.... in the words of Billy Joel.  For once it's not an illustration I'm posting but a photo, for tomorrow it's been 50 years since the untimely death of John F. Kennedy.

It was before I was born so I can't say where I was when it happened as many can, but I have been fascinated with all the conspiracy theories for as long as I can remember.

I did have loads of books on the subject before my ex claimed they were his and nabbed them all but that's another story......


He also had my Marilyn Monroe and J. Edgar Hoover books... not that I'm bitter!  

An untimely death, such a shame.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

FREE Public Domain Poppy pictures

As we're remembering all those who lost their lives for our country today, it seemed wholeheartedly appropriate to bring you some beautiful poppy images.

These two are by an author and artist called Mary Conroy who died in 1895, from a book simply entitled 'Poppies' from 1893.



These are well and truly out of copyright so feel free to use them for whatever you want to, commercial use included.

Lest we forget. x

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cats & Dogs and Adolphe Birkenruth

In my research this week into new cat and dog images for our latest public domain image DVD, I came across some stunning pictures in the book simply entitled 'The Cat', a 1905 book by Violet Hunt.

The pictures are by Adolphe Birkenruth, a South African illustrator who was born in 1863 and died in 1940.

There are 12 of his sumptuous pictures in  the book, 3 are shown below:-

 




You can get the full-size versions of these images (and 497 other pooch & pussy images!) on our new Cats & Dogs public domain image DVD at www.printableheaven.com/pdildvd