Vintage and retro-style illustrations have made a big comeback over recent years, with designers utilising the features offered by Illustrator to achieve that handprinted, misaligned feel so common in '50s and '60s animation and illustration. This was a pivotal period, and brought an entirely new visual vocabulary into the mainstream, with artists challenging the 'lifelike' cartoon forms of the time to adopt a sophisticated, stylised graphic language that has hugely influenced modern-day illustration. The art of this era has a timeless appeal, with its distinct style, use of patterns and mark-making. Vintage vector textures
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