Friday, February 29, 2008

Artists We Love: Ronald Kurniawan

Ronald blows my mind every time I enter his site. Josh and I had the honor of being in the Subtext/DC Shoes show "Kicks" alongside him. He's been messing around with some new styles and has tons of work that is sure to make your wallet itch. Check out Ronald. Happy friday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Sneak Peek

Here is a close up of the earth panel from Andy Frasco's "Growth & Progress". We are almost done with it and its turning out insane. We will post all the art very soon.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Blogs that Feed Us: The Dieline

We love ourselves some packaging over at Jolby and are constantly seeking visual stimuli on the interwebs. Luckily, The Dieline has surfaced as an incredible resource, and never-ending gallery, of intelligent product packaging.

The above is packaging for Brachia Olive Oil. Yea, olive oil can look like this. Who knew? Plenty more where that came from.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Andy Frasco "Growth & Progress" Cover

So we are both super excited about this artwork we are doing for Andy Frasco's new cd "Growth & Progress". This is the cover and we are working on the other panels. Its turning out insane and we can't wait to show the whole thing, but for now you can rap your minds around this. Thanks

Monday, February 25, 2008

Artists We Love: Tim Biskup

If you're an artist that surfs the interwebulon to find pretty things, there's no doubt that you've seen the work of Tim Biskup. Personally, Tim is one of my biggest inspirations as an artist. He's done way too much to try to sum it up in a fun-sounding-post, so dive in.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hey, Jolby, wtf man.

You'll notice we've been posting other people's work and some bands that we like as of late. We thought that instead of posting what we're up to at Jolby once a week or so, we would post something everyday; be-it our inspirations, latest listenings, or cool stuff we think that you will enjoy as much as we do.

So, worry not kids. You'll be getting your Jolby fix in between all of these other shenanigans!

Bands That Will Rock Your Face: Transfer

Hello and good Friday everybody. Today's post is about a band out of San Diego that is the cream of the crop as far as melodic rock is concerned. They've just released their latest effort, the "Sunken Eyes" EP which is short, but an audio explosion for which to melt you indefinitely. With traces of shoegaze and lots of solid rock guitar/vocals, these guys are a must-listen. Check them out! Interweb on their pretty website too, designed by d5ive.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Have you ever heard a band and just couldn't stop listening to them? I mean you listen to them for weeks straight and there is something about that gets you in almost a trance? Well, that has recently happen to me with an amazing band from Nashville called Paper Route. Check them out and let me know if you fall into the same trance that I have about these lovely boys from Nashville.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Artists We Love: Chris Gray & The Amazing Shape

Chris Gray has just finished creating a tee a day for the past 30 days, compiling an awesome collection of oddity, style, and must-haves for the shirt-nuts out there. Select pieces from his project, called The Amazing Shape, should be available for purchase sometime soon (at least that's what I'm reading). We can't wait.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So-Cal Fire Poster Project contribution

Clarissa V. Zorr and I just finished letter-pressing lots of, hand-treated, posters for the So-Cal Fire Poster Project. All proceeds from the posters go toward benefiting the Red Cross and aiding victims of the So-Cal fires. Here's a small sampling of a few I treated and even got to hand-pull myself. Check out the project's site; There are some seriously amazing pieces by some big names.

Our posters should be joining the project's site soon. More/better pics to come. The amazing people at In To Ink were generous enough to donate all the printing. Go Larry!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy V Day Everybody

Enjoy yourselves tonight, whatever that might mean.

Monday, February 11, 2008


I did a couple pieces for Nixon Watches spring collection. Here is the Link to the mens tee shirt i did. It's the 6th one over on the third page and it's called "Seeded". And the Girls t-shirts I did are the 5th one over on the top row and the 2nd one on the second row. Dustin Ortiz who is an amazing designer did alot if not all of the softgoods for Nixon, check out his stuff its amazing.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


My good friend at work just launched Tsa Complaints so if you got some complaining to do, do it there. Super clean site too. Enjoi

The Graduate's "The Evergreen EP" for free

Hey music whores, our good friends The Graduate just released "The Evergreen EP" and have put it up on for exclusive, free download goodness. We wouldn't promote free music unless it was direct from the artists. So, enjoy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

SNEAK PEEK - Andy Frasco's "Growth & Progress"

This is our first real project under JOLBY it's a package design for Andy Frasco's new cd "Growth & Progress". We had to go kind of out of order and do the cd first and then we are starting on the rest. Should turn out pretty sick. It's crazy snowing in Chicago I almost went blind this morning from ice hitting my eyeballs. (click the image to see it bigger)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008


I've got a new painting up for sale on my personal site called "Adventure!" It's the start of a series that should birth itself throughout some of the different things we're working on.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Painting

I have been working on a couple of new pieces for a series called Seascape. Here is the first piece I did for the series its title Surfacing. I will have more sneak peeks to come and hope the series will be showed but who knows. Let me know what you think.