The Open Clip Art Library grew from a project between Jon Phillips (of Fabricatorz) and Bryce Harrington, in early 2004. From humble beginnings, it has evolved into a massive collection of over 24,000 scalable vector images, all created by 1200+ artists from around the world.
The Open Clip Art Library is a powerful platform, through which, all work uploaded to the site is dedicated to the public through Creative Commons’ “Public Domain Dedicated”. This means that anyone can download and use the entire SVG library for any purpose, including both free and commercial works!
Among the key features to be implemented in the new OCAL site, thumbnail previews are most apparent. It has now become much easier to search and download clip art that suits any situation. The new site layout includes an updated theme that emphasizes user interaction by placing more importance on the portal to upload created work, as well as displaying selections from the ever-growing collection.
Behind the scenes, members of Fabricatorz, including, among others, Bassel Safadi, Michi, Ronaldo Barbachano, and Brad Phillips, have helped push The Open Clip Art Library onto the Aiki Framework. This new PHP + MYSQL platform allows programmers to easily create and work with content management systems from the web.
Please help support the new Open Clip Art site launch by registering (if you haven’t already) and uploading artwork of your own!.