Chris Ware has some kind of magic wand for a stylus. His illustrations seem to peer directly into the soul of the concept.
Case and point: Absorb the images that he contributed to The New Yorker for their Money Issue.
Mucho respect Chris Ware congrats:
If you are interested learning more about the artist, you can read more here.
Check out my favourite collection of his. Trust me, it’s fantastic!
This month, Vektorika Magazine (Vol 2 No 11) has put together a nice cross section from the world of Vector art. This greatest hits series includes interviews with (Toronto’s hometown pride) Shingo Shimizu, and Mark Wasyl along with incredible works of art from the 4 corners of the globe. It’s FREE and it’s fantastic.
Take a look at this video montage we put together. It’s purpose is to drive you to the site to learn more about the artists that contributed. Music was designed by Alan Villipando. Enjoy:
So you can imagine the feeling we had when our very own Vectorvault was included in this addition (page 50). The design collective Design Junkie was kind enough to make room for us and we’re pretty thrilled about it.
This issue is pretty great. Then again we’re biased. We’ve been a fan of this publication since the “get go” and the quality of content has continued to get bigger and better.
Hopefully, you will resist the temptation to print it out. It was produced in pdf format for a reason. Trust me, you don’t want your printer coughing up all 80 pages. Our reco is to view it on screen. The colors are vibrant and the line work is crisp.
Here’s a no-brainer: Time magazine named US President-elect Barack Obama the Person of the Year after he became the first African-American to win the White House. But the real contest was to make the shortlist.
The runners up were US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the man behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.
“It’s unlikely that you were surprised to see Obama’s face on the cover,” Time said. “He has come to dominate the public sphere so completely that it beggars belief to recall that half the people in America had never heard of him two years ago.”
“In one of the craziest elections in American history, he overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions and the racial divide to become the 44th president of the United States.”
The cover style was also no real surprise. Shepard fairey’s iconic poster will certainly have it’s own place in history as one of the most memorable. It seems as though vector art has played a role in changing the face of history forever.
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Jeff Gilbert and his friends at Mansplat Magazine are not only innovative and creative, they are generous contributers to the Vectorvault community. Since the “get-go”, these cats have supported vector art and the people who bring them to life. So it’s only natural that we began to take notice of the incredible work going on with their magazine.
We tried to summarize the philosophy of this group up in a nutshell. However, that proved difficult. The truth is, this magazine is a hurricane of 50’s sci-fi, metal, horror, comedy and a pinch of soft core porn for flavor. We thought that it would be better for you to explore it on your own and make friends with this interesting group.
As for the generosity that I was referring to, these scoundrels have also offered up an exclusive download prepared specifically for Vectorvault – and just in time for Halloween. Before you throw it in your sack and run to the next house, take a moment to give thanks.
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Big Thanks to Chris Peters at polorix.net