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NUELOW Stock Art Collection #4: Scenes From Yesterday\'s Future
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NUELOW Stock Art Collection #4: Scenes From Yesterday's Future
Publisher: NUELOW Games
by Dominique C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/03/2014 07:49:56

Some of the art may be usable in my RPG products, although the quality of scanning and such, is often sub-par (but I can improve it fortunately). Yet, at a 2$ cost, there was no need to hesitate and regret.

However, my problem with this compilation of last century art, lies elsewhere. In looking at them, I realized these illustrations were most probably drawn between 1950 and 1960. And this brings me to an important concern: how do I know that these images are in the public domain?! (Nothing tells me that "Nuelow" is the rightful owner of the copyrights.) Since 1950, there has not been yet 70 years passed; and furthermore, the artists could well have died much later, so their art is probably still their copyrighted (or their families). Now, if I decide to use some of it in a book for sale, how do I know that I won't get sued by the rightful owners of these images? I need answers to this, and other customers too!!



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
The illustrations in all of our packs were derived from works (work-for-hire projects) published prior to 1963 that did not have their copyrights renewed in \'78 or a later date; I do a records search as part of the process of preparing these, and the sources from which these illos were derived are firmly in the public domain, according to U.S. law. (And there is no need to worry about GATT exceptions, as the publishers were all U.S.-based companies, and we draw from the U.S. editions.) NUELOW Games is the rightful owner of the versions presented in these packs and I can\'t see any issue arising from anyone using them for their own purposes, under the terms put forth in the packs. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me, and I will happily try to point you toward answers. --Steve Miller
NUELOW Stock Art Collection #4: Scenes From Yesterday's Future
Publisher: NUELOW Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/07/2013 11:26:15

An excellent and nostalgic collection of eary science-fiction art, the sort that is somewhat pulpesque and redolent of early comic books. The dreams we all dreamed, before NASA and the USSR made manned spaceflight a reality and we discovered what spacesuits and starships really look like...

You might want this collection just to revel in it, but should it prove appropriate to something you are writing, the licence terms are generous (although - a pet hate of mine - you only see them after you have purchased and downloaded the product!). Note that the resolution is suitable for electronic use - webpages or perhaps PDF - only, it is not good enough for full-blown print use.

It's a real feast visually, with all the classic images - space helmets that look like goldfish bowls, scantily-dressed ladies (although at least one such lady is busy rescuing a man!), rayguns and hideous tentacled aliens... oh, and there's a jet pack or two, and man-eating plants!

As well as a fine array of action scenes, there's a bunch of 'head shots' which might be used, for example, to decorate your character sheet in an appropriately-themed game.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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