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Keep Calm and Draw On

Keep Calm and Draw On artwork by Von Glitschka

Less than a week ago we fizzed with excitement at Astute Graphics Towers. For that day we received the first (nearly complete) draft of some amazing new artwork for the forthcoming London International Technology Show (LITS) that Astute Graphics will be exhibiting at.

As you have already seen above — and are very likely to agree with — the resultant final vector artwork is stunning. No coincidence, then, that it was distilled and hand crafted by the highly accomplished designer, Von Glitschka.

US-based Von will be presenting his invaluable Vector Basic Training teachings at a special event on 22 October at ExCel, London, as part of LITS. Co-sponsored by Astute Graphics and Mac User magazine, it promises to be a very special, not-to-be-missed event. For a chance to gain a last-minute free invitation, click here…

Free Keep Calm and Draw On posters at LITS

Astute Graphics is having 500 of these posters printed at 500 x 707mm to give away at LITS, on a purely first-come-first-served basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone! All those attending the Von Glitschka talk will be given a copy and others visiting the Astute Graphics stand (L20) will also have a chance to walk away with one. On the Saturday of the show, it may also be possible to get yours signed by Von!

If you can’t attend LITS, Von has kindly added the vector artwork to his website to download as a PDF – click here…

Attention to detail and tools of the trade

To give you some idea of just how much attention to detail Von has lavished on this (and all his) artwork, below is an image that accompanied a panicked “STOP PRESS” email message we received this morning from Von. He had spotted a mistake…

Keep calm attention to detail

Armed with the original vector artwork, Illustrator and the Zoom tool, we proceeded to pan around the vectors in search of this error. We gave up after 10 minutes. (The artwork for download from Von’s website has been corrected.) The first visitor to the show to locate this mistake on the printed poster (it has already gone to press) will get a pat on the back and a hearty “congratulations”!

The zoomed in detail also shows the tiny rounding of the cusps throughout the artwork. This was achieved by Von using the Dynamic Corners tool found in VectorScribe Studio. Von is also a great advocate of the PathScribe tool found in VectorScribe Designer and VectorScribe Studio which allows him to finesse his vector workflow.

This artwork will be making further appearances. We’re loving it!

Written by Nicholas

Nicholas

With a strong engineering background and a flair for innovation, Nick steers the team to create great stuff.

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