• The Dover Book Shop

    Back before iStock and Getty images Graphic Designers and Artists would source their images from shops selling pictorial archives.

    The walk-in image library specialising in royalty free pictures, originally established in the 1980s has hundreds of books of copyright free imagery feature everything from Japanese border patterns to Victorian medical illustrations.
    It is sad news that it is due to close its doors for the last time at the end of March due to the large range of cheap (and free) images and typefaces that can now be sourced online, but it certainly will be marked down in History and I am pleased Vicky and her great navigation skills found it for us to see.  

    The Dover Bookshop is now running a closing down sale, with 20% off all Dover titles in the shop or a 10% discount online with free P&P.