what are vectors
Watch this stunning animation by director Ned Wenlock reveal itself to you.
So clever and simple with a dash of magic.
A real crowd pleaser with the Vectorvault Community.
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Charitable Water Bottles
Here is a perfect example of vector art in action. With a very tight timeline, and multiple versions to produce, I took on this assignment for Brita and WalMart.
Someone was nice enough to send me a couple of samples. I’ve got them up on the shelf as a reminder of the project. It was fun to work on with allot of room to play. I hope you like where they ended up.
All of the elements used to build these can from The Vectorvault Vector Library. Take a look for yourself here.
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It’s a fair question. After all, technology is moving like a cheetah. What seems to be “industry standard” one day is “yesterday’s news” the next. Things go from “Beta to VHS to Laserdisc to DVD to BluRay to goodness knows what’s next” in the blink of an eye. It’s almost pointless to commit to a file format. Isn’t it?
Not so fast little mouse. Vector art is here to stay. Here’s why:
I’m sure that we all remember lining up at Chuck E. Cheese to dump quarters into retro video games like Star Wars, Battle Zone and Asteroids (play it online for free). Little did you know, that each quarter was already going to support vector based technology? You were paving the way for other designers to keep the format alive. You are already involved, whether you know it or not.
The one thing that you probably noticed from that type of game play was how smooth it was. How precise the aim and touch. Over time, colourful games like Pac Man came along and gobbled up much of the attention. Pixel-based design was about to take off like a rocket. Vector art took the low road. Finding it’s way to graphic designers who admire qualities like precision and measurement.
Today there are thousands of vector based micro stock collections on the market today. The best are captured here.
Because of it’s mathematical characteristics, vectors will never go away. That’s like geometry going out of style. Not gonna happen. Here’s why…
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If you know anything about Vectorvault, it’s this: We’re fans of Shingo Shimizu. A pioneer of vector illustration who has really set the bar quite high.
We’re watching you Shingo. You are on the Vectorvault Radar.
Take a look at some of his marvellous work here:
SHINGO SHIMIZU is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Designs Communication and Design program. The Montreal-born, Toronto-bred designer was exposed to drawing at an early age through his father’s graphic design work. After many successful years working as a full-time designer, Shimizu pursued to work independently, to follow his passion, Illustration. His vector-based style echoes visual cues.