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 Responses to Biodiversity Heritage Library

  1. Jade Sheldon Monday 24 June, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    Oh… what a treasure trove!

  2. rafa Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 12:14 am #

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

  3. 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!)

  4. Isabel Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 1:00 am #

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

  5. Megan Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jessie Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Oooooh thanks x infinity for sharing!

  7. Adyss Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

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

  8. 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 … :-)

  9. 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.

  10. Iratxe Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

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

  11. Olivia Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

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

  12. topa Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Love those! :-)

  13. 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

  14. 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.!

  15. 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!!!

  16. Maggie Tuesday 25 June, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

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

  17. Caitlin Sweeney Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 5:44 am #

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

  18. 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 (^_^)

  19. Yoon Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    Ugh love, love, love! Thanks for sharing!

  20. 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!!

  21. Iwona Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I like your blog! I greet: )

  22. heather moore Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

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

  23. 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 …

  24. Emma-Jane Thursday 27 June, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Wow this is great! Love the skulls!

  25. arielle Saturday 29 June, 2013 at 3:43 am #

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

  26. 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

  27. Abbey Wednesday 3 July, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    ummmm — LOVE THIS!!!

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