Thursday, February 28, 2013

Travis Price

By Travis Price
     Travis Price is an Australian vector-based illustrator. A good portion of his work is put onto tees, in magazines, and is used as logos. Price grew up in Victoria, Australia. He recognizes the influence of graffiti art and the skateboarding lifestyle in his own art: he began sketching in his free time while taking public transportation, where seeing intricate and beautiful graffiti is commonplace. Along with his commercial work, Price also has developed a kid's clothing line, Mister Mista, as well as a collaborative art group, Triiike.
"Pop Vectorism" by Travis Price
     What drew me to Travis' work was his versatility. I skimmed his portfolio and there is a huge variety of style and technique. In an interview by vector tuts+, Travis states that his main tools he uses are "ideas, journals, and Illustrator". His subject matter is also ever-changing, which reflects the nature of his career as an illustrator and his willingness to be flexible to fit his clients' needs. One work in particular, "Pop Vectorism", was quite interesting in that it looked like a painting but was made completely with vectors, a feather effect, and brush texture overlays.

"Dead Astronauts" by Travis Price

     Price's work ethic, along with his variety of artistic style and technique is commendable, and has allowed him to go very far in the commercial art business. He has worked with Nike, Computer Arts Projects Magazine, Globe and Blindside Skateboards, and many more companies. His vector art is instantly likable, his characters are instantly recognizable, and his portfolio leaves an easily memorable feel.

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