The Illustration issue of Computer Arts Collection is now on sale in both the UK and the USA. London-born, New York-based studio Vault49 has created a special double-sided poster exclusively for us, bound into every issue.
Celebrating 10 years since the studio was founded, it features an intricate illustrated map of New York on one side, and a striking, stylised lion on the other to represent the UK.
Printed on 120gsm matt art stock, the A2 poster - Pantone Metallic Silver 877C and Pantone Blue 540C on the New York side, and Pantone Metallic Gold 871C and Pantone Blue 540C on the UK side - makes a striking addition to any studio wall.
The poster was created as part of CA Collection's regular guest-edited Studio Project section, in which Vault49 walks through the entire process of creating the illustrations for both sides of the poster, including in-depth video diaries at every stage.
These can be streamed straight from our digital edition, or are available for secure download for print readers using the code DECADE - just register a new account, add CA Collection issue 3 to your magazines, and watch them at your leisure.
Vault49 also has a nice write-up about the project from the studio's perspective.
The Illustration issue is now available to buy online, or sold in Magma and WHSmiths in the UK, and Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million in the USA. You can see some more detail shots of both sides of the poster below...
New York side
A map of the city, built using a range of vector assets sourced from project sponsor iStockphoto, and forming an abstract US flag
Built around a striking lion motif, the UK side pays homage to Vault49's roots in London, with a British flag in the background
New York side
The cityscape is packed with intricate detail and subtle references to Vault49's favourite aspects of New York, where the studio's been based since 2004