Are you an inveterate remixer? Here I note repositories of legally available content for remixing and mashing up. (Check for remix rights in your local jurisdiction.)
- Open Culture tracks “675 Free Movies, 550 Free Audio Books, 600 Free eBooks, 170 Free Textbooks, 300 Free Language Lessons…”
In descending order of
- Internet archive book images on Flickr are my favourite and have an elegant origin story.
- British Library collection.
- The Smithsonian Institution images are a high profile recent open access launch.
- Google arts and culture indexes some collections, including e.g. the Rijksmueum. The search function is inaccurate but serendipitously so.
- Old book illustrations lithograph curation is good, although you must pay $15 a month to get access to many full-res versions.
- NYPL collections - are very good but not all full resolution.
- Library of Congress Picture collection.
- University of Chicago overview.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library has nature sketches and such.
Clipart and icons
- undraw is one source. From the Hacker n00bs thread we also find
- The Noun project
- Humaaans provides paper-doll identikit people, as does fresh folk.
- illustrations.co is a 100-illustrations-in-100-days thing
- Isometric does isometric
- Glaze stock vector illustrations via crowdsourcing and profit-share
- Lukasz Adam is a very productive solo illustrator’s loss-leader