The editor wanted to try something different than laying out gray looking products in boxes for the product review supplement. The idea of experimenting robot from those products popped up. I was apprehensive first but gave it my best shot. Now, it’s been nine years since 2004 that we are designing robots with different themes which is either based on a popular TV show, movie or an event for the product supplement. The robottheme has become unique brand identity for the Product Buyers Guide.
Vector art is best suited for printing. The vector art is made from a series of mathematical curves, it prints very sharp, and is scalable to any size. The artwork you created for business card, can be enlarged to a big billboard and still it looks as sharp as it was on a business card.
Raster images (jpg, tiff, png, gif etc.) are dependent on the resolution. If the artwork enlarged beyond the required ppi/dpi, it looks blurry and pixelated. For printing you require 270 to 300 dpi. For web on laptop or desktop you need 72dpi, tablets support higher dpi. SVG is a scalable format for web but it’s still not widely supported all the browsers.
This is one of the techniques I use to make editorial illustrations. To clean up a logo or convert any jpg image to a sharp vector artwork, more or less the same technique is used. or It needs drawing ability and full control over the path tools in Adobe Illustrator.