A little more than 12 years ago, we opened a small print shop in the East Village of Manhattan called Paper Slam.

We were located on a leafy block of 10th street just steps away from Tompkins Square Park. We didn't know exactly what to expect when we opened up shop for the first time that day, but we were full of anticipation and eager for our new adventure.

Now years later (after more than 35,000 print jobs, five printer upgrades, and four office moves) one thing has remained constant: the joy of working with beautiful imagery.

Free Illustrated is a celebration of the joy of illustration and the community spirit of contributing to the public domain through the CC0 license.  Our goal is to increase the quality of illustration available in the public domain and help promote the artists that contribute.

Come to be inspired, or to find the perfect illustration to help you create something inspiring to others.

We hope you enjoy it!

Patrick and Julie,
Paper Slam, Inc.

Paper Slam storefront, circa 2005

Paper Slam storefront, circa 2005