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Mid-Century Mixed Media Collection

Mid-Century Mixed Media Collection
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Mid-Century artwork is instantly recognizable by it's simple, undulating inky outlines, angular, irregular shapes, impossible perspective and naturalistic textures. It's these characteristics that I've captured in this diverse Illustrator brush pack - it really shouts mid-century down to the last detail!

So, whether you want to create simple cartoon outline illustrations or rich, deeply textured children's book artwork, this pack has the right tool for the job. It includes loads of classic and unusual ink outlines, pencil doodles, halftone and pastel shaders. I've also included a halftone repeat pattern for filling areas quickly with authentic print texture.

All brushes have been tested on a range of illustration styles to ensure the best functionality and aesthetics - take a look at the screen-shots to see for yourself.

All brushes are pattern brushes, which means you can use one brush to make a variety of stroke lengths and they don't distort over long strokes.

The pack contains all of these fantastic components:

The Brushes

  • 13 Ink outline brushes.
  • 2 Ink wave brushes.
  • 3 Ink dots and loop brushes.
  • 3 Ink dash brushes.
  • 2 Pencil outline brushes.
  • 5 Pencil doodle brushes.
  • 3 Pencil star scatter brushes.
  • 2 Hatched pencil brush.
  • 2 Pencil dot brush.
  • 1 Pastel shader brush.
  • 1 Halftone shader brush.

If you are a tablet user, you'll be pleased to know that a version of the brushes with pressure sensitivity enabled is included (please note that this feature only works in Illustrator CS5+).

The Authentic Halftone Pattern Swatch.

Use this to fill large areas with realistic print texture quickly and easily. Change the color as desired.

A quick reference guide

This will help you quickly find the right brushes for the task in hand (a PDF version has also been included for users of AI CS1-CS4).

Example files

A selection of the preview images. Use these to see how I achieved the look. Please note: these are available for CS5, CS6, CC and 2020 only.


A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the brushes is supplied.

Please note! This product is compatible with Illustrator CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC and 2020 only.

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