Orb vs. Cube: Free vector download

A few weeks ago I was playing around with this vector graphic I made of an orb inside a hollowed cube, trying to make a geometric poster or use it as an element in a larger piece. I tried a few ideas then tossed it on the sidelines to chase another concept. This was originally going to be a part of the Year Zero design but I couldn’t quite make it fit. However, I liked design of the element and wanted to do something else with it.

This is the first time I’ve done anything like this, but I want to make the little vector graphic available for you to use. I put together the above design using the cube to show what can be done with effects and stuff in Photoshop, and here are a few of the unsuccessful concepts I was playing with in Illustrator in an attempt to make the element look good.

So, I’m interested to see what you can do. This isn’t a contest or anything, just a fun experiment if you are looking for a reason to make things. Simply download my vector file (EPS) right here and start playing with it in any form you please. Change the colors, add effects, pattern it, bust it apart, whatever you might have fun doing. The sky’s the limit.

Once you are done, feel free to post your creation in the Signalnoise Flickr pool. I’d love to see what you come up with. Have fun!







12 responses to “Orb vs. Cube: Free vector download”

  1. Corinne Avatar

    Neato! Thanks for sharing. I’m trying to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and I think your file could a be great learning tool.

  2. Andrew Cooper (gotthetouch) Avatar

    Thanks so much! Will have a play and share my results. Thanks Andy. Ps. Thank you for answering my question on your last broadcast.

  3. Simon H. Avatar

    I think I’ll have a lot of fun there.

  4. Mat MacQuarrie Avatar

    Just uploaded … Orb … Grab it and start playing!
    Childishness aside, thanks for the vector asset! :)

  5. gamrcobe Avatar

    Thanks for the download, just posted my version on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamrcobe/5406663879/

  6. Jim LePage Avatar

    Thanks, James! I love having the opportunity to see how other designers build elements.

  7. jmgarrido Avatar

    Thanks for share it James.
    Here it is my contrib ;)


  8. nod Avatar

    Cube Wins!

  9. Ryan24567 Avatar

    Just an idea, but there’s a chance this would make an amazing logo.

  10. Moodyrama Avatar

    Yo James, great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my interpretation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moodyrama/5410574411/

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