I'm looking to take a photograph and using filters and whatnot achieve a simple yet detailed drawn look to it. I'll be cutting out the object that I want to affect, but what filters and methods would best give me that old fashioned look that's so popular these days with indie bands and t-shirt designers.
At least two of those images are woodcuts or linoleum cuts, made by cutting the inverse image into a block of wood or linoleum, then using the block as a printing plate.
One way you might go is to make your image black and white, then use the brightness and contrast filters to simplify your grey levels, then make a selection from the black or white that's left and paint using that selection. You might want to do a couple of passes using variations on the brightness and contrast. This could also work separating the color channels and working that way. Experiment!!
If I remember correctly, there was an Adobe Gallery Effects filter called woodcut that may still be in Photoshop.