I don’t plan for my posts to always include free printables, but I sometimes like to look through magazines and then see if I can find free art which is in the public domain on the web that would give a similar look. I don’t know why, but it’s fun for me. I’m not sure if anyone will ever get any use from this, but it’d be great if I could help out someone.
I’m in the process of planning my son’s train bedroom, so I’ve been looking at the Pottery Barn Kids and Restoration Hardware Baby and Child Catalogs. I love the vintage plane and train art in the Restoration Hardware catalog, which is linked to below.
Restoration Hardware Vintage Train Art via rhbabyandchild.com
Restoration Hardware Vintage Plane Art via rhbabyandchild.com
I plan to try and find plane and train art like the art above, but first I looked for vintage car art. I did find some on the New York Public Library Digital Gallery (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm). I like that the pictures above are narrow, but generally, when you’re trying to do things on the cheap, irregular shaped frames are not. Buying custom frames are generally pricey. The original .jpg images for the Vintage Car Art pictured above were long and narrow, so I did some processing in Powerpoint to alter the images so they would fit in a standard 8×10 or 11×14 frame. This will help keep the cost of a gallery wall down.
I paired the vintage car art with frames from Wal-mart that cost $14.97 for a set of two (pictured below). You can probably find 8×10 frames cheaper if you look around. I’ve also included the images in 11×14 format, so you can make a larger gallery wall if you choose.
Better Homes and Garden Picture frame Black, set of two, 8″ x 10″ via Walmart.com
Below I’m including the .jpg images for the Vintage car art, if you scroll below these images, there are powerpoint files with the images. The 8×10 or 11×14 powerpoint files can be uploaded to the website of your local copy center, OfficeMax, Staples, Kinko’s, etc. They are formatted so they can be printed in standard letter size paper (8×10) or ledger size paper (11×14) in color. The cost of printing letter size paper in color is generally under $1.oo, and ledger size paper under $1.5o, so these can be printed for a very reasonable price. The images look somewhat fuzzy, but when I printed them on my ink jet printer, I was satisfied with the result. I thought it added to the vintage look, but you can be the judge.
Jpeg Images of Vintage Car Art
Place your cursor over the image, it should tell you the name of the image so you can select it from the Powerpoint files below.
Powerpoint files for Letter Size Vintage Car Art (8×10 image)
Click on the link below, the image will open in Powerpoint. The images have been formatted to 8.5 x 11 inch standard letter size paper. You can save this file to your computer and upload it to be printed at your local print store.
AC Greyhound Aston Martin Austin Healey Sprite Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan Chrysler Imperial Citroen DS Corvair Corvette Daimler Desoto Diplomat Dodge Dart Fiat Ford Edsel Hillman Minx Convertible Humber Super Snipe Saloon Jaguar Lynx Mercedes Benz Mercury Commuter Renault Dauphine Simca Vedette Studebaker Silver Hawk Sunbeam Alpine Triumph Herald
Powerpoint files for Ledger Size Vintage Car Art (11×14 image)
These images are formatted to 11×17 inch standard ledger size paper.
AC Greyhound 11×14 Aston Martin 11×14 Austin Healey Sprite 11×14 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan 11×14 Chrysler Imperial 11×14 Citroen DS 11z14 Corvair 11×14 Corvette 11×14 Daimler 11×14 Desoto Diplomat 11×14 Dodge Dart 11×14 Fiat 11×14 Ford Edsel 11×14 Hillman Minx Convertible 11×14 Humber Super Snipe Saloon 11×14 Jaguar 11×14 Lynx 11×14 Mercedes Benz 11×14 Mercury Commuter 11×14 Renault Dauphine 11×14 Simca Vedette 11×14 Studebaker Silver Hawk 11×14 Sunbeam Alpine 11×14 Triumph Herald 11×14
Thanks for looking!