How We're Different
The folks at Merriam Webster define curate as to “select and organize.”
That’s certainly correct, but it’s a very small part of the equation.
I'm just a nerdy fan girl (in funky socks) with a passion for history. In fact, for me, the hunt is a big part of the fun. Once I discover incredible, historic images, I spend HOURS making sure that they are worthy to be part of your creative projects.
What sets Ephemoirê apart from its competitors is our love for history, and a passion for its preservation.
Sure, I could simply gather them together and serve them up as is — but there are plenty of folks already doing that. There are many important aspects to consider when you are using vintage materials - including things like copyrights.
And let me stress this part - as both a multiple Copyright and Trademark owner, this is not my first rodeo.
In fact, I literally wrote a book on the subject, and how to protect your intellectual property rights. I'm NOT an attorney, nor do I play one on television. You should ALWAYS do your due diligence before using any images, from ANY source.
Why Ephemoirê is Different
Have you ever had a really special event planned, and when you wake up that morning, you’re greeted with a blazing red zit on your face?
Maybe it was the day of a big job interview. Or a first date. Or PROM.
Whatever the occasion, little stuff (like zits) matters. It doesn’t change who you are on the inside, of course — but we all want to look our very best. When you know you look your best, you feel more confident.
The same holds true for your creative projects.
Nobody else may notice the small stuff — things like rips, folds, smudges and dirt — but YOU know they’re there. You want your creations to look their very best — you owe it to yourself to start with the very best images available.
That’s where I come in.
I set out to create design resources that would be simple to use, and wouldn’t require any additional editing (of course you certainly can, if you are so inclined). You won’t need to invest hours out of your life to learn Photoshop or GIMP in order to use these images.
Here is an example of an image BEFORE it is retouched, and AFTER. Which one would you rather use?