How To Make Free Printable Patent Art

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Fun On Trend Printable Patent Art For Your Home

Ever since I have found out that Megan Markle was engaged to Prince Harry, I have shamelessly been bingeing on Suits on Netflix. Being interested in DIY and interiors one of the things I’ve noticed on the program that others might not. Like the fabulous giant patent art hanging on the wall in Rachel and Mikes flat. One of them is of an old box camera and another a typewriter.

I do love the trend to hang patent art prints of everyday objects on the wall. If you have a particular interest or hobby you will easily find a patent that would match it, whether it’s photography, sewing, tennis, skiing etc. I bet whatever it is you will be able to find something out there that’s related.

Being interested in photography I especially lovely patent art of old-style cameras. Patent prints of sports equipment such as racquets and bats look great on the wall, especially in dens and man caves.

I’ve even seen the patent art decoupaged to furniture and trinket dishes and it looks really good.

Did you know you can search for over 87 million patents using google patent search? Average but Inspired blog has a good tutorial for how to search google patents efficiently.

Most of the patents found on google patents are simple black and white drawings. However, it is easy to transform these images into patent art inverting the images in a package such as Photoshop to create a blueprint effect.

As the results of a Google patent search can be overwhelming and time-consuming to pinpoint the exact image you would like. I have done the work for you and curated a collection of retro patent art that would look good in any home.

The images on google patent searches are .png files. Just click on the patent title you want and it will take you directly to the relevant Google page where you can download the image for your own personal use.

To convert the png images into jpg images is very simple. Just upload the png image into Windows Paint (it comes free with your Windows software). Then in the file menu click save as and choose the jpg extension before clicking save.

Printable free patent art for your home

Gorgeous Retro Patent Art Free to Download

    1. First, how about a box camera a bit like the one I spotted on Rachel & Mikes’s wall in suits.Photographic camera patent 1904
    1. Next, don’t forget the lovely retro typewriter image. I think this would look fabulous on the wall of a home office or study.

Typewriter patent 1896

    1. What about some patent art of a Singer sewing machine for your craft room.Patent of singer sewing machine 1867
    1. Another fabulous patent image for the office this time one of the humble paper clip.paper clip patent art 1919
    1. This is a classic, the original patent image for Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb.Edison electric light bulb patent
    1. A retro roller skate patent design would look fabulous in a teen bedroom.Roller Kate patent art 1881
    1. I will be getting a print out of the Shuttlecock patent image for my home as my husband and boys are all badminton obsessed and play regularly at a high level. I’ve even tried to find ways to upcycle their badminton shuttlecocks.
    1. Not sure if this is the original coke bottle design but it looks very similar.Coke bottle style patent art
    1. I admit I love this patent for a time chart just because it has a map on it. I tend to love anything with a retro style map on it.Time chart patent image with world map 1893
    1. Finally, this patent for a reading lamp would look great in any home. I’ve also shown how the patent art would look if you invert it.

Reading lamp patent 1923

Reading lamp patent 1923 inverted

Personally, the roller skate patent is my favourite and I’m going to download it and frame it for my son’s room. What would you like as a patent art?

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7 thoughts on “How To Make Free Printable Patent Art

  1. Great write up! You’re definitely right about Google’s patent search engine not being the easiest to use. It can be hard to find what you’re looking for because the search is still keyword based but patents often use technical language instead of every day words and phrases (i.e. a patent for a Trumpet might be just be called a “horn instrument” in the patent filing).

    I run a website selling patent prints called Patent Earth and so far we’ve got about 1,400 unique patent designs, extensively categorized and listed with every day terminology. If you’re looking for more patent ideas you should check it out! It will definitely save some time compared to Google’s patent search. Of course we offer prints for sale, but you can use our catalog to find ideas for your own DIY prints. I won’t mind 🙂

    I realize this post is from 2018, but I wanted to chime in for the benefit of others that stumble onto it. Hope it helps!

  2. Your collections are awesome,especially the maps, and now, I’m thinking of customizing a student desk and saving this information so I get it all right. Thankyou for the ideas!

  3. Would love to receive a subscription to all you future blog posts. You are so generous to share all these posts and I will be delighted to use them in my home, just love all your printable donations, thanks millions Respecfully, Alce

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