Tuesday
Oct052010

42 Free Vintage Paper Textures

I recently acquired a flat-bed scanner for my iMac and it has opened up a whole new world of texture creation for me. I wanted to break in my new toy the right way: so I went a little overboard and created 42 (forty two!) vintage paper textures for you guys. These textures were scanned from late 19th and early 20th century books that I bought from a used book store around here. I love how each and every piece of paper has it's own character and tells just as much of a story as the actual words in the book.

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file using the link below. Enjoy!

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44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

 

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

44 Free Vintage Paper Textures

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Reader Comments (25)

Yeah man, the used bookstores are the best. I used to sit for hours finding good books for cheap in the mission in SF.
October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBRA$E
Have I ever told you you're my hero?
October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Thanks Heather! I appreciate you reading my site.

Caleb
October 5, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrant Wilson
Thanks again, Caleb. And great new header image, btw.
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Ikeda-Barry
Thanks for the beautiful paper! Thanks also to @lovetextures for tweeting this awesome link.
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy
thank you very much, these will come in very handy for a project I'm working on.
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela (Toucan Scraps)
Thank you for the great images...
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Hewitt
Your textures are wonderful! Thank you!
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Sonuva... This post warrants at least a few caffeine contributions! Thanks so much for an invaluable resource!
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdavid
Thanks for the great work and, beyond that, thanks for paying tribute to the old, good quality paper on which our civilization kept depending for centuries.
Just fantastic!

PS: I love paper too (as much as my Mac, but it's different. Times are just different).
October 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkomoly
What a treasure trail I followed today... from WDL to bittbox to you! Thank yous o mcuh for all these textured goodness :D
October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJewel
Thank you thank you thank you! :)
October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolfgang
tyvm I love vintage papers!
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbunchie
This is what I've been looking for for a long time! Thank you so much!
October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhellothisisjeff
I absolutely love these!
LaT is my favourite texture resource online, there's always so much great stuff!
October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHallor
Man Alive you rock!
These are so awesome!

Thanks from the depths of my little designer heart!

BTW I love the new site looks really great
October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanner
thank you from the bottom of my photoshop loving heart!
November 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralexis
These are awesome, thank you so much for sharing!
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Cherry
you get the bruce johnno ranking of legend status, thanks mate.
April 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbruce e johhno
thanks alot for your scans.! (:
February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjacq
Jesus Christ man. Thanks
September 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter528491
oh my god all is here. I love you and thank you
October 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjean
Thanks so much for the free papers!
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen
thanks for the grfx!
June 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjadams
I don't know where I've been to miss such a treasure of all these fabulous papers. I am searching vintage papers for a project and there you were. Thank you so much for all the time you put into putting these up on your site. Appreciated. Carolann
July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolann Jevitt

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