A History That Never Was

A History That Never Was

This painting of Marie Antoinette styled women and excessively fluffy cats doesn’t reside in any museum or private collection. You see, it isn’t actually a painting at all, and it…

Top 10 Mushrooms of the Public Domain

Top 10 Mushrooms of the Public Domain

We’ve been restoring some rather gorgeous vintage mushroom illustrations this past month, and learned a few things about mushrooms in the process. Here are ten of the most unique we’ve…

Vectors of the Public Domain

Vectors of the Public Domain

If you have browsed our illustration collection you have come across many raster images, composed of pixels. Raster images account for the majority of digital images, not only on this…

Sea Monsters of the Public Domain

Sea Monsters of the Public Domain

Strange creatures have risen from their 16th century ocean depths and are swimming freely in the Public Domain! We released the kraken, and it is thrilled to be out! These…

Nuts of the Public Domain

Nuts of the Public Domain

We’ve amassed quite the collection of public domain images over the past few years. TofuJoe now has over 2600 illustrations! So we’re taking a bit of a breather… slowing down…

Zombified Salmon

Zombified Salmon

Pacific salmon live interesting circular lives. The fish begin and end their lives in freshwater rivers, and yet they spend most of their adult lives in the Pacific Ocean. Not…

Bats of the Public Domain

Bats of the Public Domain

Let’s talk spooky bats! We’re either 5 months late for Halloween or 7 months early. 🦇 The Vampire Bat is a South and Central American bat with a rather unusual…

Extinct Animals

Extinct Animals

Historical illustrations aren’t only important for their beauty, but also because they document biodiversity that is quickly disappearing. If we don’t become more sensitive to our impact on nature we’ll…

The Public Domain Tropical Fish of Sri Lanka

The Public Domain Tropical Fish of Sri Lanka

Today we have an interesting book of tropical fish to share: A Selection from the Most Remarkable and Interesting Fishes Found on the Coast of Ceylon (1830), written by British army…

Public Domain Oranges

Public Domain Oranges

Chinese New Year is fast approaching so let’s learn about oranges. Mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata) are important in Chinese culture as a symbol of abundance and good fortune. The mandarin…

The Potato Trail

The Potato Trail

Let’s talk about potatoes. Taters. Spuds. The potato is such a common and versatile vegetable that it’s difficult to imagine a world without it. Can you picture a world where…

Meteorite Sword from Outer Space

Meteorite Sword from Outer Space

This week the guys at the Drunk in Public Domain podcast are screening the infamous 1959 Ed Wood film (and oft-cited worst movie ever made) Plan 9 from Outer Space….