Dover Clip Art Design Tools Patterns come in handy. Especially when you need to change the texture of a surface quickly. I do it all the time. It adds subtle personality. This Vector Pattern Library has a diverse range of patterns. Over 200 repeatable vector patterns each in three color combinations, plus grayscale. The images [...]
A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey Feed your bookshelf There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in [...]
T-shirts are walking vector art galleries Very few do it better than Threadless. They seem to be a magnetic source for some of the best vector illustrators around and their success is no doubt magnified by the customers who gobble up these cotton billboards. Take a closer look at Threadlesss If you want to see [...]
Extra Extra Read all about it Part of being a great designer is constantly educating yourself with the latest trends. But also taking time to see where design has been. These 4 selections are highly recommended and hold their own place in the Vectorvault Studio Library. Whenever someone here is stuck for an idea, these [...]
Underneath a fist full of bills and flyers, I found something else today staring back at me from the bottom of my mailbox. My Applied Arts 2012 Design Annual is here. One more book for the Vectorvault design library. One more creative resource. Support Canadian Magazines.
Patrik Svensson, has developed some incredible vector illustrations that capture the essence of book genres. Jashanmai bookshops has commissioned these illustrations to brighten up retail navigation for it’s customers. After all “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Isn’t that what they say? Well done. Take a closer look for yourself. Source: NotCot Patrik Svensson [...]
Brusselssprout is a free curatorial magazine on contemporary thinking and emergent art. It aims to become an open, independent and alternative platform offering content related to the artistic and cultural world. It strives, with the help of the curatorial endeavours of artists and projects that can contribute a different layer to the ever more monopolized [...]
Sanjay Patel has been an imaginative silent force behind some of Pixar’s most memorable movies. His passion for story telling and his talent for character design is world renowned. And here at Vectorvault, we are also bewildered by his mind. His illustrated book Divine Loophole is a masterpiece of Indian folklore and modern vector illustration.
I love Batman. I said it. I really love the timeless-cool of the character. So much so, that I even overlook the Clooney disaster. Great cover design.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Stephen King’s novels have been translated into some of the most successful box office successes of all time. So much so, that they have become part of our pop culture. See if you can recognize any from this imaginative set.
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, [...]
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