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These vintage travel posters advertising popular Brighton railway routes represent just a small selection of vintage artwork curated for the arts and crafts community on vintagerio.com.
Set up seven years ago by vintage art enthusiast known as Lee, the site acts as a library of copyright-free images that users can download for a small membership fee, to use in articles, craft and scrap-booking.
“I have always been interested in vintage art and started to collect copyrights-expired public domain images about 10 years ago for my part-time design work” Lee explains.
Since then he has created something on an online museum displaying vintage travel posters, advertising images, theatre posters, war propaganda, greetings cards, perfume labels and more.
“I realised that most images available online are low res and in small files and subsequently spent a lot of my free time researching and legally downloading high res quality public domain images through .edu and .gov sites, as well as connecting with other scrap-bookers and crafters who have private collections for exchange.”
From 15USD for a 20-image trial to 59USD for a six-months unlimited download package, users can also download artwork to resell as physical prints or craft.
A 15 minute train ride along the coast and at under £5 for an off-peak adult return, the estuary town of Shoreham-by-Sea is a must-visit for lovers of vintage, stunning scenery and interesting architecture. See what we got up to on our visit in this visual diary…
The new footbridge allows easy access over the River Adur to the coastal side of the town, where mid-century beach-front houses sit streets away from an eclectic collection of houseboats and you can enjoy views over to the imposing Lancing College.
This side of the estuary is also home to Shoreham’s Art Deco Airport, the oldest licensed airfield in the UK.
As well as a 1960s German minesweeper, concrete barge and landing crafts, the community of houseboats includes those transformed by their handy owners, such as this sculptural pair – modified with parts of an old bus, three-wheeler and bath among other salvaged items.
As all good small towns should, Shoreham boasts several charity shops, with three large stores on the central East Street alone. Vintage-lovers should make a beeline for Cancer Research, which has a dedicated section of men’s and women’s vintage, as well as interesting books, crockery and accessories.