As I've mentioned previously, I love old books. I love the pictures in old books. A few years back I had what I thought was a pretty solid business idea that never took off. My wife and I took images from some of the old books in my collection, and created a line of stationary items using the images. Some of the images were tweaked a bit by yours truly, and I saw it as a way to pay homage to the great , mostly forgotten artists that had originally created them while producing some quality stationary. The result was Old Paths Press.
Though the idea never achieved the success we had hoped, I still love the idea, and so I am all a-ga-ga over the fact that the British Library has released a seemingly endless number of scanned images from their book collection. It is beautiful in a way that only something old can be beautiful.I have been wasting valuable time sitting here gawking at the pictures. I'm probably going to fill up a back up hard drive hoarding the pictures because honestly, that's sort of what I do.