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11 Amazing Vintage Posters You Can Have For Free

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If you're a person that enjoys the look and style of vintage advertising, you really need to check out Free Vintage Posters. The site delivers exactly what the name would suggest: A wealth of wonderful old posters designed for advertising food, films, far-off destinations, amazing performances, and public awareness campaigns. All of the posters are available to download for free in high-resolution printable poster files. It’s pretty awesome. Here are 11 of my favorites.

1. An advertisement for Barnum & Bailey's Circus, circa 1898.

2. A poster enticing people to visit the Chicago World's Fair, circa 1934.

3. A Saul Bass-designed poster for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, circa 1958.

4. Army recruitment poster designed by James Montgomery Flagg, circa 1917.

5. Advertisement for Scott Marble's book, circa 1896.

6. Poster for Cocaine Fiends—also called The Pace that Kills—circa 1935. Watch the movie here.

7. Public Announcement Poster created by Robert Lachenmann through the WPA Federal Work Project, circa 1936 or 1937.

8. Parks advertisement by artist Dorothy Waugh, circa 1930.

9. Advertisement for Harry Houdini's show, circa 1909.

10. Vintage Public Health Poster, created as part of the WPA Federal Art Project, circa 1936 or 1937.

11. Movie poster for Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, circa 1931.

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8 City Maps Rendered in the Styles of Famous Artists
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Vincent van Gogh once famously said, "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." If at some point in his career he had dreamed up a map of Amsterdam, where he lived and derived much of his inspiration from, it may have looked something like the one below.

In a blog post from March, Credit Card Compare selected eight cities around the world and illustrated what their maps might look like if they had been created by the famous artists who have roots there.

The Andy Warhol-inspired map of New York City, for instance, is awash with primary colors, and the icons representing notable landmarks are rendered in his famous Pop Art style. Although Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh, he spent much of his career working in the Big Apple at his studio, dubbed "The Factory."

Another iconic and irreverent artist, Banksy, is the inspiration behind London's map. Considering that the public doesn't know Banksy's true identity, he remains something of an enigma. His street art, however, is recognizable around the world and commands exorbitant prices at auction. In an ode to urban art, clouds of spray paint and icons that are a bit rough around the edges adorn this map of England's capital.

For more art-inspired city maps, scroll through the photos below.

[h/t Credit Card Compare]

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There’s a Ghost Hiding in This Illustration—Can You Find It?
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A hidden image illustration by Gergely Dudás, a.k.a. Dudolf
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Gergely Dudás is at it again. The Hungarian illustrator, who is known to his fans as “Dudolf,” has spent the past several years delighting the internet with his hidden image illustrations, going back to the time he hid a single panda bear in a sea of snowmen in 2015. In the years since, he has played optical tricks with a variety of other figures, including sheep and Santa Claus and hearts and snails. For his latest brainteaser, which he posted to both his Facebook page and his blog, Dudolf is asking fans to find a pet ghost named Sheet in a field of white bunny rabbits.

As we’ve learned from his past creations, what makes this hidden image difficult to find is that it looks so similar to the objects surrounding it that our brains just sort of group it in as being “the same.” So you’d better concentrate.

If you’ve scanned the landscape again and again and can’t find Sheet to save your life, go ahead and click here to see where he’s hiding.

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