Metro is a very modern and clean design language which was initially created by Microsoft to be used on the Windows phone. The main principle is that content focuses on typography rather than graphics.
This style’s application in vector art results in very clean and modern illustrations, called flat vector illustrations. Whether they’re used to create icons, backgrounds, ornaments, charts, design entire user interfaces, or just to experiment, flat vector images are found in designs all over the web and they are becoming increasingly popular.
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They can represent people, animals, structures, a variety of objects, or simply abstract stuff. What you use them for is limited only by your imagination.
Let’s take a look at a few artists playing with flat vector illustrations.
Odds and Ends, by Dangerdom
Colorful Castle, by Dangerdom
Brain Illustration, by Mark Conlan
iMac, iPad, iPhone Flat Illustration, by Emilie Daboussy
DangerDom Desk, by Dangerdom
Pull over, by Dmitri Litvinov
Cats House, by Marusha
Home Sweet Home, by Marusha
Music, by Nina Magradze
Bbballing, by George Otsubo
Inspired by Alexander Girard, by Q. Cassetti
Character Designs, by Hannah Song
Moviestar Illustrations, by Naxo Garcia
Department Merger, by Gemma Robinson
Sunday Bloody Sunday, by Alejandro Ovalles
The Cotton Candy Shoe, by Alejandro Ovalles
Illustration, by Maurizio Piacenza
Vector Animals Collection, by Adina Conisceac
Chinese Zodiac Icons, by George Otsubo
Satellite Study, by Ryan Putnam
Guitar Accessories, by Ryan Putnam
That was probably more animal illustrations than usual, but I can’t help it. Flat vector art really does them justice.
Feel free to share your favorite resources and artists; I’d love to see something new. Don’t forget to comment below and let me know what you think about these pieces!