Cool Extras–Weekly Wrap
Contributed by Terry Hemphill, Illustrator Product Marketing Manager
I always like to get good news about all of our customers, but especially those “FOIs” (Friends of Illustrator) who use vector graphics to help craft their unique styles.
Create for a Cause
Catalina Estrada’s work always reminds me of the lush countryside and colors of Medellin, Colombia, where she grew up. Maybe I’m just romanticizing my travel in Colombia (and dreaming of having months off to travel again), but her artwork is stunning no matter the inspiration.Catalina has designed a beautiful t-shirt to support Comparte Corazon (sharing hearts), a social network who’s current project is to provide a group of women in Ayacucho, Peru the tools they need to sustain their business weaving clothes and making other handmade objects for sale. Sorry guys, men’s Tees are already sold out…
Buck the Trend
Simone Legno is the creative inspiration behind tokidoki, the scorching-hot lifestyle brand helmed with business partners Pooneh-Mojher Arnold and Ivan Arnold.The economy may by shrinking, but these fearless entrepreneurs just opened a NYC capsule store in SoHo, complete with the requisite queue of tokidoki fans.For a peek into Simone’s early early artwork and budding puck rock career, check out the images from his session at Adobe MAX 2008 on Adobe TV.
Detect Design Dopeness
Chevon Hicks is the president and creative director of Heavenspot, an LA-based creative agency.Heavenspot first caught my eye for their amazing vector portrait work for media end entrainment clients (vector bias showing here). But that same creative vision is in full evidence throughout their wide-ranging work across all media, including Heavenspot’s work on Adobe’s own Shortcut to Brilliant site.In his spare time, Chevon was a judge at the LA Cut&Paste Design Tournament. Check him out in the video below. And if you’re lucky enough to have a Cut&Paste Tournament coming to a city near you, swing by and check out the action.