Our Von Glitschka packs have been HUGELY popular. It's no wonder. You're getting paint brushes, texture brushes, and world class vector training for less than the price than a double date to a movie.
So we weren't surprised when we had tons of customers contacting us asking for a Von Glitschka bundle. It took a while to make it happen (we wanted to get you a great deal) but it's here!
Today you can get every pack Von has ever released at a price so low that we went back and fourth about whether we should offer it.
Because sometimes if you price things too low people assume that it can't be that good. But I'm here to tell you, this is the BEST. It's just at a crazy low price because we love you guys!
Ahhh, the pack that started it all. Brings back a lot of good memories. Von and I met on a plane trip to Atlanta, Georgia and for Creative South. By the end of the trip, we decided to partner on some packs.
When he sent over the DragStrip Pack I felt like Indiana Jones holding some sort of lost, sacred relic. I mean, these Hake brushes work like magic. When you add in the professional AI files and the 8 page PDF guide written by Von it's a no brainer.
So yeah, that became a huge hit. I've seen it used in books, package design and all sorts of other amazing projects.
Pretty quickly after the pandemonium wore down from the release of the first pack people started contacting us. They wanted more! More brushes, more tutorials, more AI files from Von.
Well, Von is just about the nicest guy you'll ever meet. And when he delivers... he delivers.
The next pack, DragStrip 2, was seriously epic. It included even more of the magical vector brush goodness that only Von can deliver. But that wasn't even the best part. He created some tutorials that blew people's minds.
No joke. People write me all the time telling me that just one small nugget of information they picked up in the tutorials was worth the price of the entire pack!
I love hearing that because the best purchases I've ever made leave me with that feeling. Something in a pack catches my attention and I immediately know that that one little thing was worth the entire cost.
So DragStrip 2 did amazing... But now everything was starting to snowball. People wanted more!
The DragStrip packs pretty much put the nail in the coffin as far as vector paint brushes are concerned. Between the tutorials and the brushes you don't need anything else. Ever.
But then I noticed that I had a lot of customers that were frustrated that it was so hard to get great looking texture and shading brushes in Illustrator. So after a meeting with Von, he went back to the lab. A few weeks later he was back with the finest texture and shading brushes you've ever seen.
Go ahead, look at the preview images I'll wait. Tell me that the textures aren't amazing! And of course, Von added more tutorials (notice how he was catching on to what people loved and delivering more and more of it - that's Von for you).
Oh yeah, and as always he included more of his original AI work. You can probably see the value in getting Von's AI files but in case you can't I'm going to make it clear - you're getting to look at how one of the world's greatest vector designer/artists puts together a masterpiece.
Think about that. It's the equivalent of standing over Michelangelo's shoulder while he's painting. Okay, maybe not a perfect comparison but you get my point. Just looking at these is like downloading Von's genius into your brain.
Okay, so you know how most vector art is just one solid piece. Which means if you want to customize it you're pretty much out of luck.
The Take and Make Art Bundle is different. You get a collection of diverse little dudes with movable arms, bodies, and heads. So you can create all sorts of different kinds of work to suit your needs.
My favorite part is these have a bit of Saul Bass flavor to them. I highly recommend them for anything that needs that post-modern cinema flavor.
This was a total sleeper pack. When we first released this vector art pack just a few sales trickled in. And then I guess word got around because sale keep going up every month!
My guess is that once people open it and see how beautifully constructed the art is it's irresistible. I've used these for mid-century inspired poster and matchbook designs. Works like a charm. You should totally go take a look at all the great artwork you get.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I LOVE having stuff that other people can't find.
I'm the dude that buys that limited edition, numbered poster from my favorite artist (so I know I'm one of a few who owns it). I'm the dude that buys limited run t-shirts from my favorite designers so I have something totally unique.
Nincompoop is the equivalent of this in a font. This font was made over many years by Von (one letter at a time as he needed it for projects). Eventually, he had a complete font. He kept it in his personal designer toolbox for years.
It was just vector letters. But we converted it into a beautiful fully functioning font with western European language support. Not many people know about it. You can only find it at RetroSupply and it's awesome to know that you've got something that's been used by a great in his design lab for years.
But now you can have it for your own (and you don't have to tell anyone where you got it)!
The original DragStrip, DragStrip2 and Organic Vectors packs got 100% 5-star ratings. Here's what customers had to say about the original packs.
Really surprised by the quality of these brushes. They do not look like your typical vector brush sets. Having fun just playing with them and layering them to see the effects that are possible.
Its tough finding great looking realistic Illustrator brushes, but these are exactly what I've been looking for. Very versatile, pressure sensitive, the whole 9 yards. Well done!
These brushes allow vector artwork to have the texture and quality of paint. We all know how good vector art is a being precise,clean & defined; these brushes are loose and messy allowing you to take vector work in a different direction that is still infinitely scaleable.
I tried these brushes right away because I was so excited to put them to use. They are fantastic and easy to use, thanks so much for providing original example work by Von Glitschka to examine exactly how this genius illustrator uses his one of a kind brushes.
It's too good a deal! You're getting $138 worth of the greatest vector resources ever for half price (and really these products could sell for more).
If you use Adobe Illustrator consider this fate kicking your door down. It's time to up your vector game forever!
Even if you already own a few of Von's packs you can still take advantage of this deal. Just contact us with by clicking Contact in the navigation. Tell us what you already own from Von Glitschka and we'll give you the best deal we can!
Von is principal of Glitschka Studios a small boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. Their diverse range of illustrative design has been used by some of the most respected global brands. We creatively collaborate with ad agencies, design firms, in-house corporate art departments, and small businesses to produce compelling illustrative design.
VectorTone is a collection of graphic styles, swatches, actions that make it crazy easy to add halftones and crosshatching to your work.
The Illustrator's Brush Kit for Adobe Illustrator is a collection of 6 of our best-selling Illustrator brush packs. Each one of these packs has become a best-seller.
32 sponge and ink scatter brushes that make it easy to recreate the textures of mid-century children's books.
40 ink pen brushes that make it easy to achieve the same kinds of strokes illustrators used in mid-century commercial illustration work.
40 pencil and charcoal brushes achieve the impossible, getting realistic pencil strokes in Illustrator!
35 halftone and line textures created from a $200 '50s army surplus catalog. Easy to use. Just grab the blob brush and paint halftones and lines like magic!
23 chalk brushes inspired by chalkboard art and sandwich board signs from the '30s.
30 ink and water brushes make it easy to add a wash of color and shading to your work with the swipe of your mouse.
Each pack was made from real source material and references historical commercial illustration work.
So what exactly does that mean? Here's the breakdown.
Whenever possible we sample the brushes from mid-century catalogs, advertisements, posters and other material. We acquire this material from places like Ebay, antique stores, estate sales and swap meets.
Of course we combine and tweak each piece of the product so it's not an exact replica out of respect for these great commercial artists of the past.
When we make our brushes we pay close attention to how the brush looked originally.
For example, when we created the VectorTone pack we paid close attention to the ratio between the dots, the shape of the dots after soaking into the paper, and how often flaws occurred.
Yeah, sometimes we get a little obsessive compulsive on the details. But it's who we are!
Sometimes the best way to recreate these old effects is to recreate them. In many cases we actually purchase material and then recreate retro work and then sample the work we created.
For example, InkWash is a throwback to the ink washes that illustrators used to add shading to their work. For this pack we looked at the original uses of ink washes in ads and articles from old science magazines.
Then we purchased india ink, brushes and heavy illustration paper. By tweaking our ink and water proportions, brush strokes and how loaded the brush was we created hundreds of samples.
Finally, we picked the best samples to convert into brushes.
Sound quality is poor on this video, but seeing the effect is awesome!
Over the past 18 months I've collected dozens of sponge brushes, acrylics, inks and papers. Using these tools I've spent many early mornings and late nights drinking coffee and making textures.
This pack of 32 sponge scatter brushes was sourced from these hundreds of samples over the past 18 months.
NOTE: It has been pointed out to me that these brushes may render slowly. This is due to the high definition of the brushes. I'm currently working on a solution for a future update. However, this is something to consider in purchasing this pack.