Some of you may remember the vectex plugin, that allowed you to use svg vector files (as you can make in inkscape) as a texture.
But it was never reliable, and quite limited.
Mato has been working on a blender version with the code built in, and using a different library which works way way better. Yay! Read more about that development here: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1419893
So I’m working on a character/scene to show off those capabilities, still very very WIP. You can see… very very crisp results, great for toony characters… and see the zoomed in image… still ultra crisp. Try that with an image texture!