5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures

Last April I posted a set of 8 subtle grunge textures and it has been, by far, my most downloaded texture pack this year. If you guys liked that post, then hopefully these light grunge paper textures will come in handy as well.

Also, I wanted to get some input from you guys: would you rather me post frequent smaller texture packs here on Lost and Taken or huge texture packs less frequently? I'm kind of leaning towards starting to post more frequently (3-4 times a week) but with smaller texture packs, around 3-7 my eyes that would inject more variety into the textures here, while still remaining useful. Let me know what you think!

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures


5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures

5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures

5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures

5 Light and Grungy Paper Textures


About The Author

Callum Chapman is a young, creative graphic designer & illustrator from Cambridge, UK. He is the owner and author of Circlebox Blog, a design blog offering articles, inspiration and tutorials, and Circlebox Textures, a design blog dedicated to releasing free, high-quality textures.
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Reader Comments (39)

Thank you for the great textures!

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Fabulous textures; thanks so much! I vote for smaller packs posted more frequently. Everything is greatly appreciated.

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbelle

These are wonderful, and so very much appreciated!

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjan

These are my favourite textures I've made so far for Lost + Taken by far - I had no idea they were going to turn out so good! If they're a hit, I'll definitely (attempt to) make some more like this! ;)

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCallum Chapman

Thank you, you post great textures for design!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharmaine

Great stuff! Thank you Callum!

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerom

Good jpb!
To answer your question: smal packs, more often

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElSouss

You make the most amazing and beautiful textures, thanks so much for sharing.

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGunhild

dude- your textures help keep my creativity alive and well. as a starving artist (literally haha), your texture packs are more appreciated than you might know. thank you sir.

p.s. i'd dig smaller packs posted more often- can't speak for everybody though...

August 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Hello Callum. i followed a link to your blog today. Thank you so much for sharing your texture photos with us. This means so much, you are wonderfully generous.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToucan Scraps

Thank you, Callum, for the wonderful burnt paper, manhole covers, and the light grunge (yes, I took them all). They are very much appreciated.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I'd like smaller packs more often. I love the idea of a wider variety. Of course, I do love having a larger range of images in each pack, but if you have enough, you could always make 2 similar posts (though I'm quite sure you've thought of this, I wanted to share my 2 cents!)

Thank you for sharing all of these images with us. It's a life-saver when I'm looking for inspiration!

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

Thanks for all the comments guys! I'm really happy you all love my textures! :)

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCallum Chapman

Thank you so much for your generosity, I love your textures

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLina

Thanks for sharing your wonderful textures!

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelliel

Thank you for these fabulous textures - LOVE them! As for your question, either way works for me. You can count on my support for whatever way is most convenient for you.

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Wow, again these are great!! THANKS!!!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChesney

you are so awesome, you can do whatever you want (post smaller packs or larger packs) and we'll love you just the same! :D thanks for all that you share so generously!

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLivE

These are great!

I found your site via Smashing Magazine. Somebody used your textures in his September wallpaper submission and added a link to your site.

I'm going to use the textures in my Windows 7 - it's set to automatically shuffle desktop wallpapers every 10 seconds.

When the OS gains popularity, you can bet that a lot more people would find these textures useful!

Great Work!

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUzisero

WOW! Just discovered your site. Thanks for the super cool textures! Had to snag a few today! They are awesome!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermarlin

Thank you for sharing! Really appreciate it!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

Thank you again for your nice textures. I would like to have smaller packages (as you asked at the beginning of your post)....

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Real awesome textures, thanx a lot, Callum!

September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteffen

Wow, just found your site, great stuff, thank you!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Thank you for taking the time to make these paper textures and handing them to us free.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

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