Aug 18, 2006

Sneak Peek!

Crumble . Crackle . Burn
by Von Glitschka

Crumble Crackle Burn portrays the aesthetic beauty of an art book but the functionality of a valuable tool that professional designers and illustrators will use again and again. It features 60 photographic textures of natural, real-world surfaces along with corresponding examples of how they can be artistically applied in design and illustration projects. The companion DVD contains all 60 high-resolution texture images in 3 formats that are ready for professional use. Also included on the DVD are additonal bonus textures bringing the total to over 120.

Compiled by a professional for professionals, these organic textures are timeless in application and will quickly become a favorite resource that will spark the imagination, inspire creativity and infuse your art with an authentic, organic flair.

Each of the '60' textures featured in the book will come with the following hi-res images:
- Layered Photoshop File (Grayscale)
- Bitmap Tiff
- Photoshop Brush Derived from texture

Some of my art using a texture called 'Wooden it be great'.

Also included in the book is a chapter I wrote on 'Texture Exploring' it even shows one of my first texture pictures going all the way back to 1985.

Make sure to bookmark '' it'll have free downloadable texture samples, an additional secondary set for those who purchase the book and will of course allow you to peek inside the book before ordering it.

Preview the interior
I have now posted interior images of the book here.

Now available on

You can pre-order 'Crumble. Crackle. Burn - 120 Stunning Textures for Design and Illustration' now through (The release date is May, 2007) The book comes with a DVD containing over all the textures shown in the book and additional bonus textures. It's a no-brainer price for a book that will both inspire and facilitate your own creative growth.


Pad Thai said...

Nice appetizer! Congratulations!

A Little Hut said...

VERY cool! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Congrats!

SAW said...

Now you'll have people hacking your textures!

theape said...

Looks fantastic!

jPaper said...

You're my hero. I don't understand you or how you get any sleep or maintain a family. This book is exactly what I've been looking for. I... I love you. *snif*

Karen Larson: Larson Mirek Design said...

Congratulations Von! You're a force!

Anonymous said...

I heard some people got the same texture!
That's too bad.

Vonster said...

When I assigned textures to 'Group II' the link I sent for the individuals assigned texture on a handful somehow had another file encoded on it. I caught it an hour later and sent out a correction asking that all contributors double check their downloaded texture to make sure it was correct.

Well not all did and by the time I reviewed the art it was too late to re-assign them. It was a bummer but only effect two pieces out of '60'.

I am more dissapointed in the editorial changes the publisher has made in terms of certain art content they edited out and asked to be replaced. It's my first book so I don't have hardly any control.

Ekota (kgiff) said...

Coming in late, but I'm looking forward to this book!

Jeope said...

w000t! I forgot all about this. The book has a title! And a cover! And a drop date! All equally kickass. I am stoked. Stoked. I can't tell you how appreciative I am of getting in on this dealie.

mrs. b. said...

gah, editors! let me know if i've been edited out, won't you? i would still buy your book! a : )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Von! May you have many more book releases. Does this mean we can't hang out and have coffee anymore now that you're a big shot author? :P

Brian White said...


Kudos on the book! Preordering now.... :)

Anonymous said...

yah baby!! can't wait for this! it's been preordered!! :)

crystal driedger illustration said...

So exciting Von! I'm going to order copies of your book for my designer friends birthdays.