Dedicated to the creation and preservation of print and pop culture.
Established by Charles S. Anderson, the CSA Images collection began in the 1970’s. Built over the decades by hundreds of artists and designers, CSA Images is now one of the most extensive and highly awarded collections of graphic illustrations, modern icons, and design elements in existence.
CSA Images are inspired by the entire history of graphic design, typography, and illustration from their origins in printing and commercial art through the digital age.// learn more
The designers and illustrators at CSA Images can also create original illustrations on an assignment basis in many of the styles found in the CSA Images collections.
The tens of thousands of images on the CSA Images site represent only a fraction of the entire collection of over one million images. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, the CSA Images research team may be able to find an image that fits your needs in their vast offline archive of images.// learn more
Established in 1871, the french paper company is a sixth-generation, family-owned, american company and after 140 years of continual operation, french is one of the last remaining small, independent mills in america. Long recognized for their iconic designer paper brands including speckletone, dur-o-tone, pop-tone, and construction, french’s impact on the design world has been enormous. Their environmental footprint, however, is tiny. French uses no petroleum in the manufacturing of their papers, and instead generates their own clean, renewable energy. Today, french paper continues to innovate by becoming the first mill to go beyond pulp to provide not only distinctive papers, but the equally amazing images to use on them. By offering the world’s most extensive and highly regarded free digital design resource, french has created a powerful new means to enhance the work of creative people everywhere.// learn more
A constantly expanding, free design resource consisting of tens of thousands of black and white CSA Images and design elements perfect for solid-color offset, letterpress, silkscreen, or digital printing. Free CSA Images capture the authenticity and detail of hand-drawn illustration and the beautifully tactile look of ink printed on paper, allowing you to keep the printing simple and let French Paper provide the color. The inspiration for CSA Images spans the entire history of French Paper from 1871 to today.// learn more
The CSA Flat File features current projects from CSA Images, including the daily feature Paper Cuts, a full-bleed source of printed inspiration curated from the millions of images that make up the CSA archives. Paper Cuts span the history of design and preserve the legacy of ink on paper in the digital age.// learn more
Known throughout the world as a prolific type foundry, House Industries has made a considerable impact on the world of design. House Industries’ fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from tens of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos, and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media. House’s typography deftly melds cultural, musical, and graphic elements. Their work transcends graphic conventions and reaches out to a broad audience. Over the past two decades, House and CSA have built a friendship based on mutual respect, an appreciation for craftsmanship, and a genuine love of design.// learn more
Whether you’re looking to save some cash or find someone with as keen an eye as your crazy perfectionist self, the InkerLinkersite lets you search based on what they do best or what’s most important to you. You can also review comments and ratings about other designers’ experiences working with the printer. French Paper now sponsors InkerLinker in support of the many printers using French papers, and (as an added bonus) links to Free CSA Images when printing on French.// learn more