The term "clipart" originated through the practice of physically cutting images from pre-existing printed works for use in other publishing projects. Before the advent of computers in desktop publishing, clip art was used through a process called paste up. Many clip art images in this era qualified as line art....
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I've been collecting old brochures, odds and ends since I was a child. I picked up the bug from my late father, a passionate collector of everything from cereal box toys to Soda Pop Signs. Every object in his collection seemed to me like a three dimensional snapshot in time. I studied things carefully, noting tiny imperfections and wondered about an objects history, about it's origins. I've recently decided to turn my hobby into a business. In the days, months and years to come I'll be posting items and clipart from my ephemera collection.
The bulk of our site features vector eps images isolated from my ephemera collection and other resources. Click here to learn more about our clipart collection.
We also offer CDs/DVDs with high resolution scans of most of the ephemera on our site. Discs include scans of all pages or surfaces associated with the item. To order a Disc with artwork from any product click here and note the exact title of the brochure or other product you'd like on the CD. Artwork from each brochure is billed separately. In the future we hope to offer a download function in lieu of an actual disk.
I've collected 1,000's of items over the years and it will take some time for me to post everything. If you're interested in ephemera or clip art not included on our site please contact me. Also I'm always on the look out for new items. If there's something specific you're looking for I may be able to locate it for you.
I hope you enjoy exploring the artwork on our site. Each image offers a suggestive glimpse into the past, most often through an entirely optimistic lens.
Thank you again for visiting our site. Please visit us often as I'll be updating information and products regularly.
Don Manley and the team at OldCuts.co