was designed to provide you with high quality black &
white retro advertising images
format, at very affordable prices. As graphic artists ourselves,
we became disenchanted with the limited resources available
for real retro clipart on the internet, so we decided to put
our heads together and find a way to make this very popular
style of artwork easily accessible to the public.
Many years of hard work have gone into the
collection and processing of these images, as well as the
creation of this online shopping cart. Our philosophy is simple:
all the images in the Retro Clip Art collection must be professional
quality illustrations and they must remain true to the style
of artwork established by artists who actually lived in the
'40s and '50s.
We have noticed that many clipart sources
will often stock up their inventory with amateur illustrations
to make their collections appear larger. This is extremely
bothersome for professional designers who don't have time
to waste wading through scads of poorly drawn images, trying
to find something which they can actually use. At RetroClipArt.com,
you don't have to worry about that problem. Every single image
we sell has been thoroughly screened and approved by our expert
staff, and is guaranteed to be of professional caliber.
Other clipart resources attempt to market
images which were drawn recently with a
bit of a retro flair as authentic retro clipart, and go to
great lengths to convince the public that it is indeed genuine.
We feel this is unfair, especially to younger generations
who may not know the difference, so our goal is to set the
record straight, and make sure everyone knows what real retro
clip art ought to look like. We also feel compelled
to carry the torch on behalf of the hundreds of illustrators
of that era who devoted their lives to learning how to draw
properly, and who are no
longer here to defend their craft.
Authentic looking retro clip art cannot
be conjured up by modern-day artists. We simply cannot
return to the frame of mind of 50 or 60 years ago and create
artwork from scratch with the same combination of naivety
and charm. We can't re-invent all the real situations
and circumstances which led up to these drawings being conceived
of in the first place, and anyone who claims to be able to
do this is only kidding themselves.
Those days are gone forever, but we are
here to make sure this incredible style of artwork will live
on forever, and the spirits of those original artists will
never be forgotten.
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