May 18, 2007
From the Dept. of the Brilliantly Simple:
- Viva dry erase: Slate shows a great new set UPS ads and talks about how they came to be.
- Comedy Central’s new illustrated campaign is a model of efficiency–and it’s more than a little edgy in spots. [Via]
- Can you make an ad campaign from clip art? Yes, if you’re making dirty little stories for 42 Below Vodka.
- Speaking of stock illustrations, Gene Gable features the great clip art (oxymoron? not this time) of Lew Hymers.
- Alberto Seveso has a really fresh take on the genre of vector-illustrated women. More images are on Flickr, and you can buy prints on his site. [Via]
- Tech Vector offers a clean design, good choons, great A2Detail. [Via]
- Pablo Bernasconi makes cool collage portraits. The site navigation is a little wonky, but I think it’s worth the effort. [Via]
- Fiodor Sumkin is back with more letter-rich goodness. His site’s frameset design makes it hard to link to specific bits, but I especially like the "Moscow-80" work.
- Here’s a collection of Photoshop-powered fantastical houses [Via]. Reminds me of this defiant dude–no Photoshop involved.
Finally, it’s a little tangential, but I spotted a nice shout-out for CS3 on illustration blog Drawn: "You’ve probably already heard all the buzz about it being the biggest upgrade ever, bla bla bla. Well, this time the buzz is true… I predict our industry (I mean anything graphically creative) is about to undergo a huge jump in look, feel, efficiency, and impact because of this." Thanks, guys! [Via Joe Ault]