Graphic Relics — illustration

We've changed our name and mission

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We've changed the name of our eCommerce site, formally OldBrochures.com to OldCuts.co The site will now feature vintage and eventually more contemporary eps vector clip art. Our inventory still includes all of the vintage ephemera previously available on the site. In the future we hope to include T-shirts and additional products featuring our clipart and ephemera products. You can still reach our site with the OldBrochures.com URL. The clipart on our site is re-created from ephemera in my own collection, colleagues collections and web images. I've attempted to identify images that are either in the public domain or include a...

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Uncle Wiggily Longears

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  Uncle Wiggily Longears is the principle charter in a series of children's stories written by Howard R. Garis. The stories first appeared in the Newark News in 1910 and where syndicated in 1915. The stories chronicle the adventures of an elderly rabbit with rheumatism and his woodland friends. Uncle Wiggily lives with Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy. According to Garis's obituary the Uncle Wiggily series was originally inspired by a walk in the New Jersey woods. Click here to view "Uncle Wiggily's Library "box set" in our store. Uncle Wiggily stories where often concluded with poetic verse introducing the next...

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Early Fortune Magazines, (Some of the most beautiful cover designs to date)

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Sadly In an age of computers, market research and tight budgets few magazines approach the the level of quality and creativity embraced in years past. Early popular magazines often featured beautifully rendered cover art usually reserved for more esoteric, "fine art" publications today. Fortune Magazines from the 30s, 40s and 50s are arguably some of the best examples of magazine design to date. The illustrators who's work graced Fortune's covers reads like a who's who among fine and graphic artists. Much of this cover art still appears modern today, some 60 or 70 years after they were originally conceived. Fortune,...

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OldBrochures on Pinterest

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We've recently posted images from nearly all of our brochures and ephemera to our Pinterest page; pinterest.com/oldcuts The brochures are currently in three categories. Click on the below "Titles" to access the coresponding pinterest page. Vintage Ephemera Auto Ephemera Vintage VW Brochures

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A Tribute to the Medical Illustator Frank H. Netter

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Frank Netter was born in NYC in 1906. Netter had early artistic aspirations. He received a scholarship to study at the National Academy of Design and later attended the Art Students League of New York. By his late 20s Netter was a successful commercial artist with national exposure. However his family urged him to pursue a more stable and "respectable" profession. He relented and enrolled at New York University Medical College.   As a medical student, Netter produced elaborate illustrated notes during classes. The visual representations helped him recall and better comprehend his studies. While at medical school and after...

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