When Microsoft acquired Creature House in 2003, they also got Expression, which was a hybrid raster/vector illustration tool. I had recently wondered what had happened to Expression and now I guess I got my answer ... I'm now downloading the Beta and will install and play with it to see just exactly what Microsoft have done with the technology they've acquired. I came across this bit of news whilst visiting one of my favourite blogs; The Design Weblog. Download a free 77mb beta version of Acrylic here.