One thing that I really enjoy about being involved with artists and, more to the point, artists that are involved with FOSS (Free Open Source Software), is that you meet up with some very talented and very generous people.
One of these is an Italian friend of mine, Cristian Pozzessere, who goes by the pseudonym ‘ilnanny’. Cristian has very kindly allowed me to add his vector graphics to our collection here on this blog and App and, as always, these will be free for anyone to use (they carry a CC0 – Public Domain license).
Clock by ilnanny
Padlock by ilnanny
Battery by ilnanny
Mobile Phone by ilnanny
I do hope that you like Cristian’s work and, if so, why not visit him on OpenClipArt and download the original vector files, or see more from ilnanny on deviantArt?
To the extent possible under law, the person who associated CC0 with this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.
Hardly a week goes by where we do not have a customer walk through our doors asking us to put a picture of a celebrity or a cartoon character on an item of clothing, a bag or a mug. When we explain that we are unwilling to fulfill their request because of copyright, I often feel that this is the very first time that anyone has ever mentioned the word to them. I even get requests where the customer presents me with an image that they have downloaded complete with Shutterstock watermark, and ask me to use that!
Not only are these images protected by copyright and are therefore not available for use, but they are invariably low resolution images deliberately optimized and compressed for quick download for people with slow connection speeds.
Given the amount of hen nights, stag nights, holidays, sports events, concerts etc. for which we are required to provide both legal and good quality designs, how is this achieved? Continue reading →