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Y'need inspiration? Y'got it,
This review is from: Pictoplasma (Hardcover)
I've been trawling the internet for years, searching out modern and exciting character illustrations and then I came across the Pictoplasma website [that spawned the book]. It claims to be the greatest online repository of contemporary character design. And I can't argue with that, I'm on there, but the site isn't too easy to navigate and you have to wait to download stuff and here is where the book excels.
Its in your hand, there's no downloads, all the pages are numbers, its low tech, instant and gorgeous. Each character has been lovingly placed for maximum simplicity and ease of viewing. There is simple sectioning to view vector, pixel or logo chracters , and even a comparison of creations that crop up time and again. The hardback is lushly padded and its just a lovely thing to hold, and have.
If you're into cool characters then this is the definitive book, and you could always send some of your own designs to the site and maybe even appear in the next edition.