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The Vector Brush Toolbox

Save 42% on this and every Illustrator brush pack we've ever made (620+ brushes) with our I Want All the Illustrator Brushes Bundle:

Every Brush You'll Ever Need to Create Great Looking Historically Inspired Illustrations in Illustrator

The Vector Brush Toolbox is the ultimate brush kit for illustrators. A collection of six of our best-selling Illustrator brush packs, this bundle includes every brush you’ll ever need for vector-based drawing. (And it’s about $60 cheaper than buying each pack individually.)

Here's what you're going to get:

  • 200 best-selling vector brushes, including sponge and ink splatter brushes, halftone, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and more.
  • Made from real source material including old pencils, inking pens, watercolor brushes, historical sampled halftones, and more.
  • Based on historical references including mid-century catalogs, children's books, and magazine ads.
  • Reference sheets for each product designed to make it faster and easier to use your brushes.
  • Product video tours that show you step-by-step how to get the most from each pack.
  • Compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS6 and above.


VectorFuzz: brush and sponge textures ($19)

32 vector sponge and ink scatter brushes – crafted from real acrylic and ink textures – that make it easy to recreate the textures of mid-century children's books.

VectorHero: Ink Brushes ($19)

40 ink pen brushes that let you quickly achieve the same kind of warm, realistic strokes illustrators used in mid-century commercial illustration work.

VectorSketch: Charcoal Pencils ($19)

40 deluxe pencil and charcoal brushes to achieve the impossible: realistic pencil strokes in Illustrator.

VectorTone: Pattern Brushes ($19)

35 halftone and line textures created from a $200 '50s army surplus catalog. Easy to use: just grab the Blob brush, and paint halftones and lines like magic!

Drygoods: Chalk Brushes ($19)

23 ultra-realistic chalk brushes, inspired by chalkboard art and sandwich board signs from the '30s.

InkWash: Ink and Watercolor Brushes ($19)

30 ink and water brushes that make it easy to add a wash of color and shading to your work with just the swipe of your mouse.



Each pack in The Vector Brush Toolbox was made from authentic historical material (or the closest analog references we could find).

Whenever possible, we sample our brushes from mid-century catalogs, advertisements, posters and other material. We acquire this material from places like eBay, antique stores, estate sales and swap meets.

We combine and tweak each piece of the product so it's not an exact replica, of course, out of respect for the great commercial artists of the past.

We love the smell of old comic books

Is it necessary to make everything from historical material?

Honestly, no. In fact, many shop owners create products by finding source material online or using whatever is laying around their house.

There's nothing wrong with doing that. If it looks good, it looks good.

But I've always been bothered when I know deep inside that it's not made from the real stuff. That's why I like to buy historical material.

We also love to make stuff by hand... without a computer

Often the best way to recreate these old effects is to make them ourselves. In many cases we purchase material, painstakingly recreate retro work and then sample the work we created.

For example, InkWash is a throwback to the ink washes that illustrators would use to add shading to their work. For this pack, we studied the original uses of ink washes in ads and articles from old science magazines.

Then we purchased India ink, brushes and heavy illustration paper. By tweaking our ink and water proportions, brush strokes and how loaded the brush was, we created hundreds of samples.

Finally, we picked the best samples to convert into brushes.

Grab this pack now for $49 and rest easy knowing you have every brush you'll ever need for vector drawing.


Want more info? For a closer look inside some of the best-selling brush packs in the Vector Brush Toolbox, take a look at the videos at the link below.

I would host them on Creative Market but the software we use doesn't allow us to embed them here.



"I spent several hours yesterday fooling around with these brushes; they're all highly useful, intelligently and carefully built, and are presented in an extremely attractive fashion. Definitely getting a place of honor in my work toolkit. Excellent job!"

Eric T.

"Pencils from 60 years ago, and they were worth the wait! I love these things. I’ve only had them a few days and I can already see how they are shaping a new direction i’ve been pushing my illustrations. Thanks for the missing piece, I’m in love!"

Bryant C.

"These charcoal brushes rule the universe! I've purchased a few items from retro supply and have dug them all. The vector sketch brushes are exactly what I've been looking for. A large variety of natural smokey greatness! "

Hound H.

"Really cool set of tools/styles for some of the work I've been doing recently, that take a lot of effort out of achieving that vintage look. Really recommended, especially for the price."

Simon B.

"I cannot believe how easy and quick this pack makes my work. No longer am I using clipping mask for quick stuff I can just use the vector tone with the blob brush for.."

John M.

"VectorTone is indeed my favorite. Once again you did not disappoint. It's not only easy but addictive. You have my creative juices flowing. I look forward to your next Illustrator Masterpiece! Thanks for delivering brilliance time after time. Your work does not go unnoticed."

Gracie A.

"When it comes to applying retro effects to your design work, there are lots of great tools for Photoshop (many from RetroSupply Co btw)… But not too many choices for Illustrator. That is, until NOW. VectorTone is a great addition to any designer’s toolbox, Its halftones, line effects, cool vintage patterns, and mezzotint fills – not to mention the super handy vectorizer action – will make your work shine and save you hours of extra work. Simply fantastic."

Mary P.

"These effects and textures are meticulously developed to make life easier and better on the execution end of design thankful someone (RetroSupply) has taken the time to do it right!"

Jeff D.

"I’m always looking for ways to get more emotion & organicness to my digital design work. These brushes are awesome. I have many projects with which I’m using them on. Thanks Retrosupply! Keep the great products coming!"

Todd G.

"It's like when Radiohead got a bunch of keyboards. Like when Brad Holland rediscovered pen and ink. New tools ignite your ideas. These textures are so much fun to play with. They allow your ideas to go back in time and simultaneously forward in time."

Adam F.

"Just what I've been looking for. I've been wanting and needing brushes just like this for years and haven't been able to find them. This will save me SO much time for my illustration work. Thank you!"

Alexis W.



Buying something and not liking it is the worse. But we've got your back!

We're sure you'll love The Vector Brush Toolbox (we wouldn't release it unless we thought it was awesome).

But if for any reason you're not happy, just let us know. *We'll give you a 100% money back refund and you can keep the pack. No hard feelings. No third degree.

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