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Biodiversity Heritage Library

i thought i’d share a little resource with you today. if you’re into dabbling around with imagery, need inspiration for visual projects or graphic design moodboards or whatever – you might be interested in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. they have hundreds (thousands?) of hi-res images from a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries. you can delve into a world of insects and botanicals and fungi and sea creatures… gorgeous even just to look at.

 

 

 

 

i haven’t even scratched the iceberg of what they have to offer (mixing my idioms there, deal with it). but i couldn’t go posting all the pics ever, so i played a bit with this set of illustrated British fungi – pairing them with street style that have caught my eye recently.

street style: Vanessa Jackman

street style: Citizen Couture

street style: A Love Is Blind

street style: The Locals

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32 Comments

  • Reply Jade Sheldon Monday 24 June, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Oh… what a treasure trove!

  • Reply rafa Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 12:14 am

    i’m love, what a fantastic treasure!
    thanks for share :)

  • Reply Bridget Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Amazing!!

    (my comment was too short, but seriously, amazing is all I’ve got..though I guess I could make a plug for nudibranchs!)

  • Reply Isabel Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Oh wow! Than you so much for sharing this. Truly wonderful.

  • Reply Megan Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 4:22 am

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jessie Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Oooooh thanks x infinity for sharing!

  • Reply Adyss Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Gorgeous! I actually have a butterfly poster which reminded me of the first two pictures.

  • Reply Emily @ The Em Dash Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I love the juxtaposition between the street fashion and fungi shots! It’s given me many ideas … :-)

  • Reply Rebecca Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, not only are those great but you got them to really pop with the streetstyle in the middle of them.

  • Reply Iratxe Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    wooww!! it´s fantastic! thanks a lot fot sharing!

  • Reply Olivia Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Who’d of thought street fashion paired with fungi could be so inspiring? Haha

  • Reply topa Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Love those! :-)

  • Reply Eloise Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    aah ive just finished my biology a-lelvel so seeing then was a good reminder. Love how you incorporated the images with outfits, perfect. i’ve just re-started my fashion blog now that ive finished my a levels, would appreciate if you would take a look.

    Thanks
    http://mystylewarrior.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply Ingrid Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for this treasure and and for all those other beautiful, inspiring images and projects.!

  • Reply Maggie Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This. Is. Amazing. I was looking for a high res botanical drawing of a petunia for a new tattoo, and now I know where to find it!!!

  • Reply Maggie Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    What a great find, thanks for sharing!
    Best,
    http://www.maggiefinejewelry.com

  • Reply Caitlin Sweeney Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Thank you for this! Can’t believe I’m stumbling across you now!

  • Reply Irene Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Thank you so much for sharing ♡ I love these images!! I have a book with birds’ drawings and the other day I made a random collage with pressed flowers:
    http://instagram.com/p/aX45zLN5Yl/

    Thought you might like it (^_^)

  • Reply Yoon Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Ugh love, love, love! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply vardagskonst Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for sharing this! This is exactly the inspiration im searching for to my next illustrations!!

  • Reply Iwona Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I like your blog! I greet: )

  • Reply heather moore Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Ah Miss Moss. You are a smart gal. And elegant too.

  • Reply Jen Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this reference! It reminds me of Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms of Nature drawings …

  • Reply Emma-Jane Thursday 27 June, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Wow this is great! Love the skulls!

  • Reply arielle Saturday 29 June, 2013 at 3:43 am

    ohh thank you for sharing this lovely resource!
    best,
    arielle
    http://www.ariellebush.com

  • Reply Martin Kalfatovic Saturday 29 June, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for the shout out and all the great comments. Glad to know you all like out work!!

    Martin Kalfatovic
    BHL Program Director

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    ummmm — LOVE THIS!!!

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