Category: Graphic Design

Nov 22

Inspiring talk by Tina Eisenberg aka Swissmiss

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 22/11/2017

This year at the Adobe MAX conference, Tina Eisenberg aka Swissmiss gave this inspiring talk:

Jan 09

Powers of Ten

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 09/01/2017

Watch Charles & Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten, the 1977 Film That Put the Scale of the Universe into Brilliant Perspective.

Nov 11

Decorative Stitch Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 11/11/2016

For a client project, i created decorative borders in Illustrator. When this project was done, i decided to create a new collection of these decorative brushes for use on any vector element.
The brushes are made for vector border work, they have a shiny and decorative look and feel. The brushes are great to use for strokes in elements in illustrations.

Aug 15

How to use graphic design

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 15/08/2016

Talks at Google: Michael Bierut about graphic design.

May 18

The new Instagram logo

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 18/05/2016

Designer Tobias van Schneider gives his thoughts after many people ventilated their opinion on Twitter on the new icon and Instagram design refinements.
This is a quick video about this. Sums up my idea about it.

Apr 28

Bister Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 28/04/2016

I was experimenting with scanned drawings in Illustrator, and this resulted in a new collection brushes I created.
These can be used to add some bister borders to illustrations.

The brushes are made for vector border work, they have a bister, brown ink look. The brushes are great to use for strokes in elements in illustrations. This is a set Bister Brushes and all illustrations come with the brushes applied.

Mar 30

18 Scatter Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 30/03/2015

I was experimenting with scanned scribbles in Illustrator, and this resulted in a new collection brushes, this time these are scatter brushes.
These can be used to add some texture in a flat background, like a sky or a sea.

The brushes are made for illustration work, they have a pencil, handmade feeling. The brushes are great to use for strokes in elements in illustrations. In the set are 18 vector Scatter Brushes and 5 illustrations in PNG with the brushes applied.

Feb 10

Handdrawn Ink Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 10/02/2015

For some time now, I have been working on brushes to give a handdrawn pencil effect on vector drawn illustrations. I have created a bunch of brushes in Illustrator. In case you are looking for a handdrawn, ink brush, check out the brushes i created.

Feb 08

Wasco Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 08/02/2015

I have been working on Wasco brushes to have an effect on vector drawn illustrations. I have created some wasco brushes in Illustrator. These brushes are meant to have a handdrawn look and feel on your illustrations.

May 14

The history of Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/05/2014

Back in time: the first time i created a logo (sort of) on a Mac with Adobe Illustrator was late in the nineties in a friend's studio. It was my first experience with Illustrator and since then it has captured me till today in my daily work. My friend had her own studio at that time and I was eager to learn how she made all these beautiful stuff so i asked her to introduce me to the basics of drawing on a computer. It took me some time to learn these drawing skills and i am still finding new ways to accomplish certain drawing tasks but it quickly became a tool that i use on a daily basis. In that period of time, i used Freehand and learned most of vector drawing in that tool, later on i switched to Illustrator. I was watching these wonderful short movieclips about the history of Illustrator and want to share them with you - i particularly like the story about the logo and the Botticelli "The Birth of Venus" painting in the Chapter 2.

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