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Drip Dot Swirl: 94 Incredible Patterns for Design and illustration Hardcover – June 1, 2009

4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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"Drip Dot Swirl" explodes with pattern. It's unique, and it jump starts the imagination. Take the fast train from Boringville, and enter the fascinating world of interlocked embellishments.

Illustrative designer and author Von Glitschka is nationally recognized for his art and his passion to educate designers. As with his previous work, "Crumble Crackle Burn," Glitschka uses "Drip Dot Swirl" to share some of his design mojo and to provide creatives and hobbyists a simple means to use high-quality art resources in their own work.

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I've spent over a year creating all these patterns. I think you'll find them highly diverse, very customizable and easy to use in your own creative projects.

As a bonus anyone who pre-orders or orders "Drip Dot Swirl" once it is released will get an additional set of fifteen patterns for free. Just email me a copy of your receipt at: info@glitschka.com (Please blur out any sensitive information)

I will email you a link to download the bonus set once the book is officially release in 2009. You'll be able to see the bonus set patterns though immediate when I confirm receiving your email for the bonus set.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books; Har/DVD edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600611346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600611346
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #586,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Donovan Beery on June 8, 2009
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Von's texture and pattern books are fantastic design resources, and I have loved using them in a few projects already. The photos that come with the book are great for inspiration to how the patterns can enhance a design.
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The book by itself is nice with large colored renditions and variations. But what makes it especially nice is the CD with all of the patterns and more so that you can open them in a graphics program and modify them for whatever use you want to make of them.
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I purchased this book for my freelance graphic design business. While the book itself is great for inspiration, the cd with the eps files makes this worth every penny. The files are broken into CS2 and CS3, but since they're simply eps files, I'm unsure of the need for the distinction. I'm running both CS4 (PC) and CS5 (Mac) and have been able to open them in both versions of Illustrator. The patterns appear as small square swatches that you can easily tile to create a large pattern. Each swatch is broken down by layer, so you can add or remove elements or change colors with relative ease. I find some of the patterns to be a bit busy, but you can easily open the layers palette and turn off or delete a layer to simplify the design. Once you have the swatch altered to your needs, just drag it into the swatch palette. Overall, this book was a really great purchase that can help add interest and texture to your designs. Recommended.
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Drip Dot Swirl is a designer and/or illustrators "must-have". Chock full of mind blowing and visually arresting patterns to inspire and add flair to your designs. I purchased Von's first texture book; Crumble Crackle Burn and use it religiously. It's become one of my favorite resources, and I could tell from my intial first round flip-though that this book would follow suit. Von continues to surprise and inspire in this companion resource book complete with swatch libraries and tutorials on how to use the patterns. Another plus that I appreciated is his imaginative and often times funny names for the patterns like; Leaf Me Alone, Basket Case and Slipped Disks. It's no wonder that Von is one of the most successful and sought-after "illustrative designers" working today. Pick this up, you won't be disappointed.
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Von Glitschka is batting a thousand with the release of his latest book Drip Dot Swirl. The book is chock full of beautiful, detailed patterns along with great examples of the patterns in use by talented designers and illustrators. Like Von's first book Crumble Crackle Burn it comes with a DVD inset with all of the patterns and instructional tutorials.

This book is an essential "must-have" addition to every graphic designer or illustrator's personal library.
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Great resource book. Von Glitschka is an genius of vector-based art. The examples and images give you a really good idea of how to use the art included on the CD. Easy to understand, access and use. I highly recommend this book and all of them in the series for any illustrator and/or graphic artist. You won't be disappointed.
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This book is an amazing addition to my design resources. There are so many design elements available for free on the internet today, but free usually means less quality. This book is packed with hight quality, hand-crafted patterns that can be utilized is numerous ways. This book is definitely worth the money and is a great inspiration.
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By THEE0036 on November 30, 2012
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Super Duper Book by one of the best Illustrators I know of in the modern world. Check out all their books and reviews and tutorials. They do great work. The videos that come FREE with the book are awesome and extremely informative. Whether you are an up and coming artist or illustrator or a pro this book will help you. Also all the free stuff that comes with the book is a huge plus.
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