This is from my early days of illustrating in the 80s. I did a lot of illustrations for computer magazines and companies and it’s kinda fun to look back on some of that old stuff. Pen and ink stipple techinque.


mikecressy, stipple, ink, computers, phones, advertising


  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisover 3 years ago

    This is amazing

  • Thank you very much Mark!

    – Mike Cressy

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Oh so nostalgic! I love 80s era movies where people whip out shoe sized cell phones, heh heh.

  • I know… it’s kinda funny that we lived through that period. Thanks Cindy!

    – Mike Cressy

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    nicely done. definitely takes me back

  • Thank you DMS… every time I see one of my old illustrations from that era I get jolts of memory. I try not to do that very often…LOL.

    – Mike Cressy

  • MBJonly
    MBJonlyover 3 years ago

    This is awesome.I don’t think I’ve even seen a dot rendering since then.This seems much funnier when I realized it was a real thing.

  • Thanks Matt! Yeah, it’s a rare thing to see some of this styling these days. Also odd to think of all the weird things from then till now.

    – Mike Cressy

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