Create Bold, Fun, and Simple Art Inspired by the 70s and 80s
Do you love the vibrant, psychedelic visuals from the 1970s?
How about the colorful cartoon segments on television shows from the 1980s?
We've pulled together all the resources you need to capture the bold, friendly, and simple aesthetic of the time in one value-packed collection!
Best of all, we collaborated with Ben Courtice of Boring Friends (pretty much a master of this style) to create the definitive resource to bottle the good vibes of the era.
Here's everything you get:
- 12-brush starter pack
- 5 high-resolution, seamless paper texture templates
- 8 experimental brushes
- 9 color palette guide (includes swatches)
- Font guide
- Boring Friends art template
- Video tutorial
- [BONUS] RetroSupply Brush Sampler Pack
- [BONUS] Live 45-minute Q&A webinar with Ben Courtice of Boring Friends
The Boring Friends Starter Pack includes everything you need to make great-looking art today. Here's a little more detail about everything in the pack.
- 12 Brush Starter Pack. Make your art with a solid foundation with these 12 brushes curated by Ben, including 6B Pencil, 3 Dead Pen Brushes (perfect for line work), and 10%-40% halftones in rough and smooth versions.
- 5 Paper Textures. Give your work tooth and texture with 5 paper textures, including construction paper, gouache paper, laid paper, uncoated matchbook, and trade rag.
- 8 Experimental Brushes. Fart around with new ideas with a wide range of additional brushes, including a ballpoint pen, old-school marker, halftone lines, ink abrasion, ink overspray, and more.
- 9 Color Palette Swatches. Keep getting stuck on your color palettes? We've solved the problem! This 9-color palette guidebook is guaranteed to look great in your illustrations.
- Font List. Looking for some great fonts for your work? Who isn't?! Get a list of Ben's favorite fonts, stop searching, and enjoy drawing.
- Art Template. Ever wondered how other artists build their digital art? Get a Boring Friends Art Template with easy-to-understand layers. Open it up and see every detail of how it's put together.
- Guided Tutorial from Ben. Learn how to use your new brush pack and textures with this easy-to-follow tutorial by Ben. In less than 90 seconds, he'll guide you through everything you need to know to get started.
Plus, you'll get these killer bonuses when you grab the pack before January 31st at midnight PST!
[BONUS] RetroSupply Sampler Pack ($19 value)
A sampler pack of 22 of our most popular Procreate brushes. Includes samples of halftones, cross hatchers, stipplers, liners, charcoal, grain, gouache, and inker brushes. Includes detailed PDF instructions
[BONUS] Boring Friends Live Webinar ($29 value)
Join us for an exclusive webinar with Ben Courtice of Boring Friends. During this 45-minute webinar, Ben will answer all your questions about using the resources in the pack, illustration, and graphic design. Plus, the webinar will be recorded so that you can refer back to it anytime!
The Boring Friends Starter Pack is available for Procreate and Photoshop. Here are the details.
Software: Procreate 5.0 and above
Hardware: iPad Pro or iPad 2017 or higher
iPadOS: Version 13.2 or higher
Storage: 365 MB
Software: Photoshop CC
Hardware: 2.4 GHz processor or greater
Memory: 8GB RAM or greater
Storage: 576 MB
Ben Courtice is the creative mastermind behind Boring Friends. His one-person studio specializes in graphic design, branding, and illustration that promotes positivity and pays homage to the good vibes of the 70s and 80s.
With over a decade of proficiency, an upbeat mindset, and his trusty coffee maker that has seen better days, he strives to create work that is thoughtful, straightforward, and easy to comprehend.
When Ben isn't creating stuff for Boring Friends, he dedicates his time to reading science fiction novels and training his furry companions to respond to emails.
- TBTaylor B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productProduct Standouts Ease of use, Fast results, Great QualityRated 5 starsYesterdaysuper useful combination of amazing tools!!
i do not regret purchasing this pack at all! it comes with sooo many great tools and resources for anyone interested in trying out the different types of art styles retrosupplyco & boringfriends presents, while also allowing artists to add any and all of their own twist into the mix!! the tutorials were absolutely helpful and i couldn’t be more obsessed with a brush set! it really helped make my doodles come to life with each touch of textures and brush patterns!!RCRetroSupply Co.18 hours ago
Thank you for your purchase and for taking the time to write such a robust review of the Boring Friends Pack.
-The RetroSupply Co. Team
- MWMelissa W.Verified BuyerI recommend this productProduct Standouts Ease of use, Authentic, Great Quality, Value for Money, Excellent instructionsRated 5 stars2 days agoFantastic!
Great pack of brushes and pallets! All of the guides are super helpful and easy to follow too! Very pleased with this purchase!RCRetroSupply Co.18 hours ago
We’re glad you’re enjoying your purchase of the Boring Friends Starter Pack. Thank you for your support and happy creating!
-The RetroSupply Co. Team
- CMCurtis M.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars4 days agoGreat
Has a lot of useful things to get you started!RCRetroSupply Co.17 seconds ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your purchase of the Boring Friends Starter Pack. We're glad you're finding it helpful.
-The RetroSupply Co. Team