i’m jealous of old rocks

Gah! I saw one of these on Pinterest yesterday, and I desperately wanted to know who the artist was… but I’m not sure that I’ll ever know. A few clicks on that pin, and I found this entire treasure trove of vintage geological illustrations! They are part of a collection on Vintage Printable, under the category of Gems and Minerals. Pages and pages from old textbooks, that are now part of the public domain. All of you collage artists out there know what that means… yep, you can use these images for whatever you like! Time to get the scissors out people.

{Thanks to American artist Shannon Rankin for pinning one of these to her ‘rocks’ board… love!}

comments (10)

  1. Hillary /// 03.15.2012 /// 8:03am

    Amazing! There’s an equally amazing artist that does similar works:
    Carly Waito – http://www.carlywaito.com

  2. the jealous curator /// 03.15.2012 /// 8:22am

    YES, love her!!

  3. rina /// 03.15.2012 /// 8:33am


  4. Kristen /// 03.15.2012 /// 11:10am

    Great share. I too, am uber jealous. Such great posters. Sometimes I wish I was a science teacher and could decorate my classroom with quirky science gems like these. So rad.

  5. Troy /// 03.15.2012 /// 3:07pm

    Have you seen Amber Ibarreche’s work? She has a few rock / gem pieces. We offer a couple here: http://www.mammothandcompany.com/shop/gemz-by-amber-ibarreche/
    I’m a HUGE fan of this style too and wish I could find more artists rockin’ it.

  6. the jealous curator /// 03.15.2012 /// 4:08pm

    yep! LOVE her (and you guys!) : )

  7. Amy Faville /// 03.15.2012 /// 10:05pm

    This is like GOLD to me!

  8. the jealous curator /// 03.15.2012 /// 10:06pm

    i know! me too!!!

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  10. Clare Borsch /// 09.12.2014 /// 8:09am

    You are the BEST! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Gonna use these ASAP

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