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!
Early Bird Special: Grab The Mid-Century Print Pack Mega Bundle for the special price of $49 for a limited time!
Design products tend to fall under one of two camps.
There hasn't been a class that gives you the tools you need as well as the knowledge you need to achieve specific results in your work (especially retro effects) - except The Mid-Century Mega Bundle.
The Mid-Century Mega Bundle is our popular Mid-Century Print Pack on steriods. You'll get actions, videos, brushes, textures, authentic retro stock art, and more. All in one pack!
Typically lifetime access to this pack would cost $254 (including the actions, videos, and clip art at retail price).
But today we've got something special for you. You can get this entire collection for just $49.
The Mid-Century Print Pack has been one of our best-selling products (just check out the 37 reviews below) - but with the 10 video bonuses and bonus stock art it's an absolute steal.
This collection is great for anyone trying to:
RetroMatic is a Photoshop action that gives you one of the most classic effects of mid-century print work, registration errors.
Registration errors occur when two or more colors are printed in separate passes. The result is the colors not perfectly matching up. The result is slight gaps between colors and lines and happy mistakes where the inks overlap.
SparkPrint is a Photoshop action that let’s you achieve another classic mid-century effect in your work - monotones.
Monotones were an economical way to add different tints of a color to print work without using different color inks (every color cost extra money - so it was in printers and advertisers best interest to use the same color to save on printing expenses).
The InkChamp Photoshop action reproduces the subtle ink starve you see around the edges of color inks. It’s a subtle but powerful effect that adds a great finishing touch to colored areas.
Remember those photograph/painting style pieces you see so often from the 50s? PhotoBaker makes it easy to achieve a similar effect.
Most halftones used in design work in Photoshop use a filter.
Perfect-O-Tone utilized a technique I learned from a designer friend who had some of the best halftones in his work I had ever seen. It works by converting your chosen layer into bitmap halftones that behave exactly like real halftones.
One of the first actions we ever released. RetroPrint recreates the look of newsprint including ink viscosity, roughness, and texture.
The Blacksmith Photoshop action was designed to simulate the subtle rough edges of ink on paper. Particularly when printed on cheap paper stock that was used in newspapers and magazines.
Includes videos that walk you through using each action. Plus, you'll get additional videos that teach you how to create the effects in the actions manually (so you can create these effects on your own if you want).
I bet you didn't know we have a sister stock image site. Yep, true story. In this pack, we'll give you 20 surprise pieces of authentic retro vector art from the 1940s and 1950s. These images took nearly a year to find, have researched by IP attorneys and get vectorized!
Most of the individual packs in the set come with suprise extras including subtle texture brushes, paper textures, and more. So when you download the pack expect some surprises!
The amount of tools and information you get in this product is insane.
I don't think there's even anywhere you can get a pack that provides such a comprehensive collection of retro resources.
Whether you're a professional designer or just starting in Photoshop this pack would be a disservice to your work not grab at this price.
Grab this pack now for $49 and rest easy knowing you got everything you need to create mid-century effects in Photoshop!
Add the perfect retro touch to your next outdoor themed design project. This collection of 30+ pieces of classic retro clip art includes backpacks, flasks, hikers, campers, lanterns, dogs, fisherman, beautiful landscapes and more.
We respect the copyright of other artists and designers. For more information, please read our copyright statement about these images.
Jeremy Vessey makes beautiful fonts inspired by the early 20th century. The guys a magician at capturing this era in his fonts.
So when Jeremy was down for offering some of his best fonts at an irresistable price to the RetroSupply community I knew I had to say yes (thanks for being so awesome, Jeremy).
The result is The Curiosities Collection. A bundle of 40+ scripts, sans-serifs, serifs, hand drawn fonts and more. All inspired by type and scripts of 20th century America.
This is unquestionably one of the best font deals we've ever offered. For $29 you get 40+ beautiful fonts that will take your type work to a new level. You'll love and use these for life.
Here's everything you get:
Gibson Script is an old-time inspired script typeface that pairs perfect with bold, tough type. Absolutely awesome for labels & logos. I started creating typefaces for the use in branding projects and I think that Gibson is the font that my Type Collection was missing. Perfect for use in anything from Branding, Web, Packaging, Etc.
Includes Western Euro Characters, Swashes & A Rough Version!
I'm obsessed with Beer Labels! So I thought I'd create a font that I thought appropriate. Oatmeal Stout is my favorite beer, so clearly the name came naturally. I wanted to create a versatile typeface that allowed for multiple takes on the vintage aesthetic. With clean, rough, aged, rough aged, hatched, hatched rough, you get a collection of options that allow this to be your next go-to typeface for your branding needs.
Belfast is a brush typeface with a very naturally hand written look & just the right amount of texture. Balancing between elegant and badass. It's a great typeface for Logotypes, Signatures, Wedding Invitations, Business Cards, Titles, Prints, Apparel, you name it.
The Brewer's Font Collection
The Brewers Collection is 8 fonts in total. The font family inside is named Draught. This family is an All-Caps family with Sans & Serif options as well as Regular & Condensed versions. On top of that, Draught comes with textured counterparts of each typeface described above.
Draught was made to be a work horse. The intent was to create a family that had pairings that could easily achieve the desired industrial aesthetic. This product will work very well for Restaurant, Brewing Company, Labelling, Menu's, Signage, Vintage Websites, Apparel, Coffee Shops, Etc.
Get a refined Letterpress inspired texture for every style. I made sure that the texture was the perfect amount. Not too much & not too subtle. The quickest way to achieve an Aged Vector File.
This product includes 8 OTF files. 4 Clean styles and 4 Textured Counterparts. Western Characters Included. If you're looking for something that will serve for years to come, The Brewers Collection & the Draught Family is exactly that.
The Whiskey Font Collection is a type pairing of "Wheat" & "Barley". These two typefaces were literally made for each other. They work together to give you that perfect vintage label you've been designing. These are perfect for Logos, Advertising, Apparel Design, Labels, Signage, Etc.
The 2 Typefaces come in 3 different styles: Regular, Rough, Aged (Distressed Letterpress Look). Wheat & Barley come with Western European characters. Barley also has a few added extras such as "and", "from", "for" and "with" inside of ribbons, alongside No., Co., & ESTd.
This font duo comes with a mono line script typeface as well as a sans serif typeface. Both typefaces complement each other very well with their rounded inky feel.
Everyday Script comes with many different stylistic alternate swashy characters to give your brand, advertisement, logo, etc a unique look that can be combined to make custom ligatures fairly easily.
Everyday Sans comes with western characters and a great pairing typeface with the script!
Genuine Script is a mono weight cursive typeface! It comes with a perfect type pairing, Genuine Sans. Both typefaces come in clean and textured versions. Both typefaces include Western European characters. Inspired by modern hand lettering and calligraphy.
The Restless Youth Bundle is comprised of 4 font files & 3 different type styles. Each can be paired together for an outstanding look! It's perfect for Logotypes & Type pieces. That's exactly the reason why I decided to make this product. I've always been a stickler for finding the right sans serif to go with script. There needed to be a consistency in style, texture, weight, etc. I think that The Restless Youth Bundle is perfect for people looking for this aesthetic.
Every new typeface inspires new work. I think that The Restless Youth Bundle will be a great addition to your design arsenal!
We couldn't help ourselves. We wanted to contribute some goodness to this deal too. So we've added three popular RetroSupply Co. fonts for a little icing on the cake!
Palm Canyon Drive is a monoline script inspired by retro matchbook covers, travel postcards, Tikki bars and Hollywood. With a classy yet unpretentious tone, Palm Canyon Drive is as comfortable on a Tikki bar matchbook cover as it is on a Hollywood movie poster.
Inspired by public fonts in New York in the 1970s. Authority pays tribute to the almost unnoticed but powerful effect type has on our lives.
A precision engineered type system created by Scott Fuller of The Studio Temporary. This font was designed to be easily manipulated in illustrator to create interlocking typography and logos.
This is a fun font for building something all your own. There's not another font like it.
VectorTone is a collection of graphic styles, swatches, actions that make it crazy easy to add halftones and crosshatching to your work.
Want to win an original art print from Von Glitschka? Grab the brushes and share the artwork you make with them on Instagram using the hashtag #RetroSupplyContest
We'll choose our 5 favorite pieces and send the winners this art print signed by Von.
Contest ends July 1st, 2016.
You know how in Illustrator it's a total pain to shade your work or add textures?
Especially when you need to get in tight corners. It always ends up being an elaborate process. I know when I do it I feel like I'm trying to be the MacGyver or Illustrator to make it work.
This pack totally solves this problem (and solves it well).
This pack was made by Von Glitschka (author of Vector Basic Training, most-viewed instructor on Lynda.com, professional illustrator for clients like SXSW, Adobe, Nike, Planters, Wendy's, Dungeon & Dragons, and tons more).
Von spends 50+ hours a week illustrating (and a lot of that times is in Illustrator). Being the smart designer that he is, that means that he's invented time-saving tools for himself.
And The Awesome Organic Vector Brush Essentials Bundle includes three of these tools (and so many extras your head is going to spin).
These are hands down my favorite brushes in the pack. You get 15 shading pattern brushes. These brushes give you that rich textured shading look.
But the best part is that they're only textured on one side! That means you can easily use them on edges of shapes and not have to deal with trying to mask the texture on the other side.
This alone is going to save you a lot of time, trouble and frustration. Imagine no longer having to use clipping masks to hide the textures in your illustration.
Another huge challenge of keeping your work in Illustrator is adding a subtle distressed texture to your work. You can overlay textures (this actually works pretty well). But sometimes you need more control.
For example, what if you want to add texture to your work but you need it to be less intense around your typography to keep it readable?
The Organic Shader Scatter Brush Set makes it easy to solve the problem. Just choose from one of the 15 scatter brushes and paint the textures on exactly where you want them.
One of the beautiful things about Illustrator is that it gives you crisp scalable graphics. But sometimes your line work can look too crisp and clean.
For example, look at the tribal illustration in the before and after image. It looks pretty good with clean crisp lines. But being that it's a tribal design it would make sense that the lines aren't so sharp and crisp.
Choose one of the 15 organic linework brushes and your work instantly takes on a more rugged, illustrated style.
Plus, since each of these packs includes 15 brushes you can try out all sorts of different variations. It's literally as easy as flipping through channels on tv.
Studies have shown that when people physically do things they learn better. That's why we've provided Ai files of the artwork. By giving you access to professional illustration work you can "look under the hood" and quickly understand how stuff works.
You'll be amazed at the kind of tricks you'll pick up in minutes (not hours) of look through these files.
By the way, these aren't simple illustrations. We're talking about full blown complex illustrations with shading, textures, gradients, blending modes, and more.
Want to learn step-by-step how a pro uses these kind of brushes. Than you're going to love these 3 tutorials from Von.
In each tutorial Von shows you the EXACT way he uses these brushes in his work. I think you'll be amazed by what you can learn from the tutorials.
What makes these tutorials so great? Well, first of all you're learning from an illustrator that produces world-class illustration work for some of the biggest companies in the world. But more important you're learning from someone who is a fantastic teacher.
This easy to use Smart PSD uses smart objects, and cleverly set up files, to make it easy to create retro matchbook print effects with a few clicks.
Featuring a professionally set-up PSD file (compatible with CS4+) that allows you to to easily adjust textures, halftone patterns, and registration errors. Check out the preview images. These effects look extremely realistic and allow you to tweak the intensity of each effect
Matchbook Print Machine makes it easy to present a speficic style of work to clients without spending hours trying to acheive a difficult affect.
Want to spice up your work for social media? Matchbook Print Machine is a fast way to make your Instagram, Facebook, Behance, or other social media look like you slaved over them for hours.
We made the template large enough for any decent sized piece of work. At 4500px X 4500px it's big enough to use for posters, books, zines, websites, social media and more.
Sometimes you buy something and it's just not the right fit. We get it. That's why we offer a Better-Than-Money-Back Guarantee. I'd rather you be 100% happy with your purchase and become a loyal customer than be disappointed by a product.
Cover designed by Jeana Hadley.