This themed downloadable image collection contains 50 great-quality retro illustrations, all of which can be used for practically anything you want to, as many times as you like, without paying royalties or commissions to anyone!
All of the beautiful images are out of copyright and in the public domain in the UK, US and all countries that follow the same copyright rules - this means that even COMMERCIAL USE is absolutely fine!
Create card-making and scrap-booking embellishments and backgrounds, prints for framing, postcards, bookmarks, greetings cards, tags, calendars, stationery, place-mats, t-shirts, mugs, key-rings, jigsaws, fridge magnets, mouse-mats and so much more.
Anything you make can be for your own use or for sale - use the images over and over again without restriction!
Teachers - use these lovely illustrations in a slideshow to show your class or print them out to make collage items for your children's projects.
Designers - why spend time creating images to make your products from when you can use ready-made images instead?
All that we ask is that you don't sell the collection, as a whole or in part, as raw digital images in a similar way to ourselves. Simple!
A snapshot of all 50 illustrations is shown in our large collage picture (when you download you will of course get 50 individual uncropped, beautiful images!).
All of the illustrations in this collection are by Clarence Coles Phillips (1880-1927). He signed his early works C. Coles Phillips but after 1911 he worked under the abbreviated name Coles Phillips.
He is known for his stylish images of women and in particular for his use of negative space in the paintings he created for advertisements and the covers of popular magazines.
After leaving college in his native state of Ohio, Phillips moved to Manhattan, determined to make a living through his art. He took night classes for just 3 months - his only formal artistic training - before establishing his own advertising agency.
Phillips was hired onto the staff of Life Magazine in 1907, a magazine he would stay associated with for the rest of his life. His work quickly became popular with Life readers and in 1908 his first 'fadeaway girl' cover appeared, a design where the figures clothes matched, and disappeared into, the background. This idea was developed and used for many subsequent covers and there are many examples of this technique in this downloadable collection.
From 1905 until his death, Phillips lived and worked in Rochelle, New York where he also raised pigeons. He died of a long-standing kidney ailment in 1927.
Images in this collection range from 1580 pixels wide/tall to 3992px wide/tall.