The Visual Language
Library® grew out of our love for the illustration resources
we had collected for our own work as a graphic and packaging design
firm. After we gained experience in researching, locating and
licensing rare historical gems we became devoted to uncovering
more of the kind of high quality historical imagery that would
potentially be very useful to other designers, as well as artists
and publishers working on all kinds of advertising and communications
In addition to locating and selecting the finest original material
(from many different archives and collections worldwide), Visual
Language meticulously prepares the images so that they are immediately
ready for the design professional to use. Historical works on paper
are the most fragile of antiques. When these treasures are found,
they most often show many distressing signs of their journey through
time. Because of our background as a professional design shop we
can appreciate the kinds of quality demands made by the publishing
and advertising industries. You'll find the images are richly detailed
and cleanly presented in large file sizes.
During the past several years, Visual Language has earned a reputation
for being the world’s highest quality source for digitally
enhanced historical imagery. At this time, most of our images are
available on CD-ROM as part of a subject-related collection. You
may preview any of these collections by going to the “Collections”
pages on this web site. As we continue to locate and perfect new
and inspiring images, we will make them available first as single
images for purchase online at Veer.com. Any of our images
that are included in our CD collections may also be purchased and
downloaded singly at that site.
1. Amazing Content from five centuries
of artistic and scientific pursuit specially selected from fine
collections and archives from around the world. Many are exquisite
and beautiful, some are imaginative and whimsical while others
are scientific and detailed. All are a fascinating glimpse into
the past and provide an interesting way to convey ideas today.
2. Superior Quality is derived from
all stages of our meticulous production process. Original works
are photographed onto large format transparencies, individually
drum scanned at very high resolutions, expertly retouched and enhanced
by dedicated and patient artists. Many images contain carefully
hand-edited clipping paths.
3. Expanded Rights Licensing means
once you purchase a Visual Language image or CD, it’s yours
to use as often as you like for printed communications, the web,
advertising or editorial projects, without additional fees. See
our License Agreement
for more details.
We enjoy hearing from you. Please let
us know what kinds of images you would like to see in the future.
Contact us by telephone at 1-888-708-8777, or for customers outside
the continental United States, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.