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Book Trailer – Unventional: Ideas Too Good To Patent

by Tom Giesler

Years ago when Vectorvault was just getting started, we discovered Tom’s work. As an accomplished patent illustrator, he had already achieved a great deal of respect. Technical drawing is a specialized form of illustration that draws upon several disciplines. And Tom is very good at it.
Trust me. I’ve tried my hand at it. It can be challenging.

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His new book looks amazing.

But it was Tom’s whimsical images that captured our attention. His artwork has shown that technical work can have personality and in the case of his new book: create smiles.

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This book makes a perfect addition to any virtual bookshelf and a great gift too.
It’s available on Amazon and through the Apple iBooks Store
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Vector Illustration Book Cover – The Shining

The Shining is right up there as a book and movie that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Here are some great examples of minimal impact.

Vector Art Book – RAMAYANA: DIVINE LOOPHOLE

Ramayana: Divine Loophole

Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel lends a lush, whimsical illustration style and lighthearted voice to one of Hindu mythology’s best-loved and most enduring tales. Teeming with powerful deities, love-struck monsters, flying monkey gods, magic weapons, demon armies, and divine love, Ramayana tells the story of Rama, a god-turned-prince, and his quest to rescue his wife Sita after she is kidnapped by a demon king. This illustrated tale features over 100 colorful full-spread illustrations, a detailed pictorial glossary of the cast of characters who make up the epic tale, and sketches of the work in progress. From princesses in peril to gripping battles, scheming royals, and hordes of bloodthirsty demons, Ramayana is the ultimate adventure story presented with an unforgettably modern touch.

Ramayana: Divine Loophole

About the Author:

Sanjay Patel is the author of The Little Book of Hindu Deities and is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on numerous films, including Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; Toy Story 2; Ratatouille; The Incredibles; and Toy Story 3. He has also worked on The Simpsons for Fox and with legendary cartoonist John K., creator of Ren and Stimpy.

Ramayana: Divine Loophole

(vector graph book) Information is Beautiful – David McCandless

David McCandless has approached information display from a truly poetic perspective with his book “Information is Beautiful“. There was a time when a bar graph was the kind of thing that you slid across an overhead projector at a sales meeting between yawns. But today, information is the star of the show and should be presented as such. This book celebrates that.

It’s 256 pages of well thought out information visuals. Each one with it’s own personality and charm. Highly recommended for any designer with a desire to simplify their own work. I found it very inspiring.

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over the Lazy Dog – Typeface Memory Game

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This very attractively finished typographic memory game includes 25 variations of the letter ‘A’, each in a different letter type. Players attempt to find the matching A’s in the same letter type. The player who has the highest number of matching letters wins the game.
Typographic information about the letter is included on the card, and a separate folder provides a general history of the typography. This is an enjoyable and instructive game for graphic designers and anyone who is fascinated by letter types.
As you play, you increasingly recognize what are often very subtle differences between the letters and more about the details of the letter types. They become progressively easier to recognize and distinguish from one another (even Univers and Helvetica!) Among the letter types included in the game are Akzidenz Grotesk, Baskerville, Centaur, Garamond, Helvetica Rockwell, Times New Roman, Univers and many more.
The game was assembled and designed by the Brazilian design studio, ps.2 arquitetura + de

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