Fresh and distinctive, we have nearly a million illustrations on a vast range of contemporary subjects, including business and medical, in every illustration style. From simple, well-crafted sketches to intricate line art and digital graphics, our illustrations are colourful, intriguing and conceptual.Read More
We sometimes find useful, funny or strange links and share them. Because let's face it. The internet is pretty distracting. Keep reading for this week's 5 links.Read More
Every week or so, we find curious, thought-provoking or fun links. And share them with you. Because the internet is a constant distraction. Keep reading for this week's 5.Read More
Based in London, England, in the centre of the west-end’s creative district, Ikon Images is the UK’s leading source for contemporary stock illustrations. A boutique rights-managed agency, Ikon’s roster is comprised of a select group of award-winning artists. Their work is extremely varied, ranging from CGI and photo real, to collage, pen and ink, comic book, watercolor, paper art and more. The resulting collection is colorful, intriguing and conceptual, with fresh and distinctive illustrations, highly relevant for today’s creative projects.Read More
This is a great example of illustration used to recreate a scene that's tricky to stage with models or capture at a real event. I really like the way it conveys the energy of a live event through very simple means – a handful of flat silhouettes, a radial gradient and a bit of lens flare. Another bonus over a photo is that it’s generic enough not to be ‘typecast’ in terms of the age, gender or social makeup of the crowd, nor the type of event depicted.
Images of people interacting with their mobile devices tend to have a notoriously short shelf life, shifting from ‘cutting edge’ to ‘retro’ just as soon as the next generation devices hit the stores. Illustrations tend to fare a little better, although the beard and hipster quiff may date this particular image. Luckily, with a vector file those details (and others) aren’t too hard to tweak.
See some of our favourite vector illustrations in our showcase.