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CREATIVE COMMONS = BLOODY AWESOME #TTRPG ZINES
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So you want to make cool RPG Zines and have just discovered you can use paintings and illustrations under creative commons CC/public domain PD license. This are some advices around this kinda tricky thing. Here we go.
1. The laws around CC/PD are kinda tricky. There are a lot of different laws depending on which country the art was first made. BUT... most of countries understand that after 70 years of the artist's death, his art is now under public domain.

Gone before 1948? Great chances.
2. Not everything you see in the internet as Public Domain it is Public Domain in fact. You have to be careful and remember (1). Sites like archive.org have a lot of this already-not-yet files. Flickr as well. Be careful, do your research and have fun.
3. Now is the part that I recommend the curators and websites I use. Let's party, everyone.
3.1. RIJK MUSEUM
These guys are amazing. A lot of fine art stuff in huge resolutions and they make sure you know what is under creative commons and what is not.

rijksmuseum.nl
3.2. ELUSIVE MUSE
This girl is a megazord curator from flickr and I love her work. She organizes everything in boards and everytime I wander around her work I came home with a bunch of ideas for new zines. Check her out.

flickr.com/photos/1298166…
3.3. ALAN MAYS
Another great curator from flickr. More photographs than illustrations. A good source for your Cthulhu pulp zine.

flickr.com/photos/aemays/…
3.4. CESAR OJEDA
Tons of cool stuff and old illustrations. Some classic fairy tale in here. Organized by boards as well.

flickr.com/photos/odisea2…
3.5. RAW PIXEL

This is a bloody awesome website. They have a public domain section and thousands and thousands of huge resolution images. You don't need an account to download and you have a daily limit for your downloads.

rawpixel.com/category/53/pu…
3.6. PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW

If Elusive Muse is the megazord, PDR is Zordon. They are marvelous. There are not enough words to describe their work.

flickr.com/photos/publicd…
3.7. UNSPLASH

This one is used a lot by graphic designers. It is totally photography focused, but you can make cool things out of it.

unsplash.com
3.8. NYPL DIGITAL COLLECTION

More than 180K images is enough for you? It is for me, hehe.

nypl.org/research/colle…
Well, that's it. There's a lot of other sources on the internet, but these certainly are my favorite ones. I hope to have helped you all a little. I can't say this enough but...

Never stop dreaming.
Make #ttrpg zines.
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