Andy Nortnik is a Freelance Artist specializing in Vintage Style
Illustration and Design
Andy Nortnik got his start working as a graphic designer for a small
ad agency in Denver Colorado in 1989 after graduating from The Colorado
Institute of Art (now known as the Art Institute of Colorado) with
an Associate's Degree in Visual Communications. Moving up the
ladder quickly, he became a screen print artist at a small sign shop,
a production artist for another ad agency and then found a very creative
position as the Senior Artist for the Sales Division of the Fortune
100 Company MCI/WorldCom. After devoting 5 years to the Creative Department
of MCI, Andy honed his skills as a cartoonist, illustrator and digital
artist and eventually became a very busy freelance artist on the side
as well. After playing the role as Art Director for a Fortune 500 Human
Resource company and then moving on to Art Director for Arthur Andersen
Consulting, Andy was finally able to save up enough money to pursue
his lifelong dream to become a full-time, professional freelance illustrator
and opened his own design studio in the year 2000 where he freelances
and sub contracts his services today for such clients as Cabelas, Mall
of America, Grease Monkey and others.
the clip art market for some time, Andy decided to combine his love
of art gone by with his digital illustration skills and venture into
the niche market of vintage style clipart, illustration and designs.
Growing up in the eighties, Andy loved to watch the black and white
reruns of I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show and Leave
it to Beaver and ached to relive a simpler time gone by … the "fifties"
generation of his parents' childhood. So, living vicariously through
his nostalgic illustrations, Andy now specializes in retro and vintage
style art including World War II pinup girls (otherwise known as "nose
art" or bombshells), classic holiday art, western art and assorted clip
art that he sells from his online web store. You can purchase and in
many cases, instantly download high quality vector and web-ready art
from his official website. Andy's main client base consists of graphic
designers, T-shirt printers, sign makers, silk screen printers and those
needing classic 1950's nostalgia style art in a hurry. Since most of
Andy's collections are available via instant download, and many of the
illustrations are color separated using Pantone Matching System colors
(PMS), the customer can literally be using Andy's clip art within minutes
from the time it is purchased.
Here are only few
clipart collections Andy offers from his official Web store:
Girl Clip Art - Pinup "pin up" girls, cheesecake models &
WWII bombshells bomber nose art graphics for digital printing & T-shirts!
Clip Art Volume I - Retro & vintage style clip art, ad art,
billboards, signs & logos from the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s! Free retro
Clip Art Volume II - More vintage style clipart, advertising
art, web art & templates created as if from the thirties, forties
Clip Art - Diner, kitchen, cafe, coffee house & housekeeping
clip art! Cooking & recipe drawings for homemade gifts & craft projects!
Clip Art - Old west art like cowboys, rodeo & rockabilly images!
Poker, gaming & gambling clip art & free western fonts too!
Clip Art - Classic Christmas and holiday images including
borders & frames, Santa, kids, decorations, antique toys and more!
Clip Art Volume I - Retro Halloween clip art for greeting
cards, invitations & party decorations! Classic horror movie monsters
too! Perfect for tee shirts!
Clip Art - Volume II - A classic collection of devil clipart,
pumpkin clipart, cat clipart, moon clipart, skull clipart, witch clipart,
and mom, dad, boy and girl in costume clipart.
Clip Art - Over 600 cartoon clip art images on CD ROM including
ad art, logo art and T-shirt templates too!
Clip Art - Western, rodeo style cowgirls and gun slinging
vixens from the old west!
and Cats Clip Art Volume I - More cartoon dog & cat clip art
than you can shake a tail at! Great for scrap booking!
and Cat Clip Art Volume II - The companion collection to "Dogs
& Cats Volume I" ... more dogs and cats clip art and cartoons!
Andy can be reached
via his website http://www.andynortnik.com
and is available for freelance work and custom illustration too.
is retro clip art?
Retro or also known
as "vintage" style clip art or "line art" is artwork that
was generally created between the decades of the 1930's, 1940's and
1950's through the 1980's. Although much of the artwork that was created
by the artists before the 1950's is now copyright-free because it is
in the public domain and the copyrights have expired, artist Andy Nortnik
chooses to create "new", high quality, high resolution retro-looking
art, in color and black and white that has the same appeal as the nostalgic
art created by wonderful artists of the classic periods. Many of the
so called "retro clip art websites" that offer their clip art today
are owned and operated by self-proclaimed "artists" who actually scan
other artist's artwork from old magazines with an imaging device such
as a scanner and then resell the images online for profit in their new,
digitized form. Andy prefers to create new, unique artwork from scratch
with a retro feel and to give the proposed vintage clip art customer
options to the other low quality, black and white scanned, and for the
most part expensive, art images that are being offered at other so-called
"retro clipart" sites. In fact, most of Andy's image collections contain
between 50-75 images in three industry-standard formats and are available
for the same price as individual images sold at most competing sites!
Take a look at
any one of Andy's images and you will see that love, hard work and quality
resonate from each image. There's no scanned clip art here! Just high
quality original art at a reasonable price.
can also be found at the WikiPedia web page on Retro.
© 2006 Andy
Nortnik. All rights reserved. Use by permission only.
This press release is also available in MS Word format. Please contact
the artist if needed.