Category: Vector
  1. 14

    Nov 2015


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    Filter017 started as a creative design agency in 2004. Based in Taichung City, Taiwan, the trio Enzo Lin, Wen Ko, and Nick Chen set up the company with the aim of bringing together Eastern and Western design cultures. In little over ten years Filter017 has earned multiple awards, featured in countless publications, exhibited habitually, and worked with several leading brands worldwide.

    They designed and manufactured packaging, clothing, toys, skateboards, and all kinds of sports accessories for comapines including Nike, Adidas, Dr. Martens, Rody, Scooter Attack, laFraise, OUTERSPACE, and adFunture. In 2009, Filter017 utilized their experience working for others to create their own products. They released a clothes and lifestyle brand under their own name. It received international attention and become famous virtually overnight. Thier East meets West philosophy has been carried over to their own brand, additionally mixing up humour, classic and street trends. Since then, they have produced an array of clothing and accessories, vinyl toys, skateboards, key rings, cups, umbrellas, lighters, and the list goes on.

    The Filter017 product line has taken off in such a big way that in 2011, to better manage both facets of the company, they combined their studio with a showroom. Part retail shop, part workshop, called Filter017 CREALIVE. If you enjoy perusing around other people’s working environment, they have taken some wonderful shots of the Filter017 office.

    The team, much larger these days, still collaborates with companies like Adidas, Nike, and the famous anime Evangelion. They have also built up an ongoing relationship with the Taiwan Professional Baseball team, Uni-Lions. Where they have designed the team uniforms, team accessories, and branded products.

    Find out more about Filter017 on their website, and follow them on Instagram.

  2. 7

    Nov 2015

    David Creighton-Pester

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    David Creighton-Pester, aka Wandering Bert is an Illustrator and Graphic Design based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Last month we featured Storytime Magazine. Whilst I was looking into some of the talented contributors, I discovered the wonders of Wandering Bert.

    You may have already come across his work. Starting in 2008 and concluding in 2013 he embarked on The Batman Villain Project, where he drew an impressive 224 antagonists. Everything from Batman’s most formidable and well known enemies to his most obscure, including Glass Man, The Grasshopper and K-9 among others.

    If you didn’t catch that project when it was going around, maybe you have seen one of 336 designs submitted to threadless. Solidifying that Wandering Bert does not do things by halves. In addition to illustrating for t-shitrs, children books, posters, and magazines, Wandering Bert also runs a graphic design company, Scorch Design.

    Much of his illustration work falls into two distinct styles. His vector work consists of bold lines and flat colour and his hand-drawn illustrations are filled with colour and textures. You can see a step-by-step of his process on his blog.

    Befitting to his all or nothing personality David Creighton-Pester can be found on every digital platform available. The aforementioned Threadless, Society6, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, oh, and he has website.

  3. 29

    Oct 2015

    Tyler Stout

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    If you are a fan of Mondo which, if I am not mistaken, everyone is, then you would have certainly seen the work of Tyler Stout.

    Tyler Stout, was born in Washington State, USA, in 1977. He spent two years at Clark Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Van­cou­ver, then com­pleted a New Media bach­e­lors degree at West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity in Belling­ham. Staying in Belling­ham, around 2001, Stout began illustrating fly­ers and posters for bands and shows in the area, along with the Seat­tle and Port­land area. Some of the more well-known bands included Mars Volta, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Shins. He got his first professional big break when he was asked to con­tribute illus­tra­tions for a poster adver­tis­ing a Tena­cious D show at Higher Ground in Winooski, Ver­mont. In 2005, he moved back to Washington.

    Rob Jones, a poster illustrator himself, had seen Stout’s gig posters and asked him if Stout would like to contribute to The Quentin Tarantino Film Fest. The event was being hosted at the Alamo Drafthouse and marked the start of an ongoing relationship between Stout and Alamo. What formed from Alamo Drafthouse’s regular collaboration with Stout, among other artists including Olly Moss and Martin Ansin, was a spin-off company and everyone’s favourite collectible art boutique, Mondo.

    Stout’s realistic style and attention to detail solidified his popularity, and such, his demand grew. In addition to the frequent assignments from Mondo, he also continued illustrating gig posters and albums. Notably for Flight of the Con­chords, The Decem­berists, Phish, The Black Key, and Pearl Jam.

    In the past, Stout has named Mobius, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, and Mike Mignola as some of his biggest influences. He has also noted earlier inspiration from Disney cartoons Res­cue Rangers, Tail­Spin, and Duck­Tales as well as comics strips Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side. You can read all about that along with other insights in his interviews with Ain’t it Cool, Vectips, TRPS and Claudio Parentela.

    For more Tyler Stout inspiration, check out his website and Instagram.

  4. 20

    Oct 2015

    Ty Wilkins

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    Ty Wilkins is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from a Auburn University. After which he worked for various design companies, gaining experience and honing his skills. In 2010 he took the plunge and formed his own design studio.

    Working for himself Wilkins is able to inject more of his personality into projects. He also takes the opportunity to explore geometry and minimalism. Creating typography, icons, and illustrations that have liveliness and charm. Wilkins’ distinct style has attracted brands including Target, Cheerios, IBM and Facebook. As well as publications including Monocle, ESPN Magazine, Wired and Bloomberg.

    Wilkins’ illustrations take full advantage of the perfect lines of vectors. However, he often incorporates scanned painted textures adding an element of handcrafted imperfection. His pastel pallet, as well as his strong use of geometric shapes, is very reminiscent of 1950s illustration. Which he plays upon by adding subtle noise and distress.

    Find more of Ty Wilkins’ illustrations on his website, Dribbble and Instagram.

  5. 17

    Oct 2015

    Made by Radio

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    Made by Radio is a creative studio and production company, specialising in motion, illustration, iconography and typography. It started small as a collaboration between Londoner Byron Meiring and Capetonian Gert Schoeman, which by 2011 had grown into a fully functioning studio. Since 2011 the team as been in a state of flux, with new talent steadily coming in whilst the seasoned creatives venture out. Recently, co-founder Schoeman moved on, started a new creative venture called Makers Company.

    Throughout the years and the talent, one thing remains consistent, Radio has the “skills to pay the bills”. Those skills have attracted huge clients such as Sony, IBM, General Electric, and ESPN. Their work has illuminated the pages of New Scientist, Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine as well as regular contributions to Monocle Magazine.

    Earlier this year they wrote and directed a haunting short for Walmart, titled The Babble Creek Monster. It was based on a story by Walmart employee, Eric S. Brown, and was part of a campaign to empower the talents of their staff. The animation flows seamlessly from one scene to the other, the limited pallet, and sinister narration intensify all the way up to its ominous conclusion.

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