Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Epic Gnar" for sale

Hey guys. I just got this piece returned to me from a show (it was a piece that didn't sell, but some of my others did) and I wanted to put it up here for anyone interested in buying it. It's 8.5" x 11" acrylic and pen on chipboard. $50.00 + s/h. Send me an email and let me know.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Lots of News

Lots of news in Jolby world this week so get ready. If you saw the post from yesterday our website is almost done thanks to one of my best friends Chris Forrette who is doing an awesome job. The site will feature design work that Jolby has done along with art projects that we both have done. We will still keep the blog going and hope to get Sketchle weekly running properly. We just finish the first collection for Automatic Satisfaction and hopefully will be able to post some of the tees very soon. Now for shows, Colby and I just got confirmed for a show at Subtext for Feb 21 - March 22 2009, I know it's aways out but that gallery is booked all the way till then and it will be our first show. We'll have more info on as it develops. Colby and I are both apart of Beast or Burden at subtext on July 25th, 2008, we will be painting custom vinyl panda bears. Should be really fun since both of us have never done this before haha. We are also doing MSL Gibson Guitar Project again this year and we'll have the dates the guitars will show at warped tour as the project develops. And last but not least I am apart of a group show at Subtext called Indelible: Expression of Ink on Paper on August 8th, 2008. I am super honored to be apart of this show since some of my favorite artist are apart of it as well. I'll post one of my pieces very soon, I am stoked on what my brain has been coming up with. Ok thats all I think of but keep checking back and tell your friends about the wonderful world of Jolby.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Soon, My Children!

You have been teased. More to come. Luv u Chris Forrette.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sketchle Winner!

Congrats to Kevin Sandlow for winning our first Sketchle Weekly. After a bit of an extension, Kevin was ultimately crowned the winner for his strange take on "Strange Seeing You Here." Kevin is all about, "Sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, and video games." You can bug him here. High 5, Kayben. Thanks to everyone for submitting to this fun project.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dudes! Get your Sketchles in!

Today is the last day to post a Sketchle! Get on it! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Happy First Year Anniversary

Monday was the first wedding anniversary for my wife and I. We went to this ridiculous restaurant called MOTO. The best thing was the exploding cocktail, a truly mind blowing experience. Anyways for a gift I decided to make a book of fun little illustrations of our first year as married couple in a new city. It turned out pretty sweet and she loved it. Crazy awesome thing is she actually wrote me a book for my gift and I illustrated a book, too cute. Have a good day oh and Colby printed the book which turned out amazing so if you live in the San Diego county please punch him for me. Here are a couple of spreads you can go to my site to see more. Thanks

Monday, May 19, 2008

What's Up, Jolby?

Oh, you know: "Wolf" zine on the way, Pen & Ink show, a vinyl show, more Gibson guitars, apparel production, installation for Milo in San Diego. All that while the Sketchle deadline appraoches! What's up with you?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

D&AD Judges Selected no Pieces of Graphic Design for Awards this Year.

Wow: "While an unprecedented six Golds were handed out at last night's D&AD awards, the Graphic Design section produced just two nominations and no pencils." Meaning that the judges found no entries worthy enough for a top-notch award like this in the category of Graphic Design. What happened? Great discussion about this here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Colby Work: More Paper Sailing

Corey, the lead singer of The Graduate and long-time pursuer of all things Jolby, asked me to make him a paper sailing piece and I did so thusly. It looks a lot like the first one I did that I posted not long ago, except more flags were added and lot more curling/wind-blown-action. The piece was framed in a shadow box for room and is called, "We're Sailing 2: Captain Warning & the Robo Wizards." Im not sure how many more of these I'll do, but they're fun. Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sketchle Extended!

Hey everybody. Josh and I have decided to push back this week's Sketchle "Strange Seeing You Here" until next week. So keep creating and posting! It's been a busy week for us and I'm getting over a nasty case of vertigo that seems to be on its way out. So keep posting in the Sketchle Weekly topic below and we'll reveal our favorite next Friday the 23rd.

BANDS THAT WILL ROCK YOUR FACE: What Made Milwaukee Famous

So one of my best friends back home in Cali got satellite radio for his birthday and won't stop calling me and telling how amaazzzingggg it is and all the endless possibilities of new bands you can find. I tell him every time, I buy cd's and will not buy into this satellite radio he speaks of. But I do have to say he told me about a band he found and I can't stop listening to them. If you haven't heard of What Made Milwaukee Famous then you should go to their myspace and let your ears have a party. Really cool sound and the artwork has a nice feel to it. I will definitely be picking up the cd where I can listen to all the songs not just one ( that's for all you satellite radio people). Have a good day

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Totally Unrelated: A Song called "Jolby"

Sing it! Just a reminder, Sketchle Weekly is still in effect and awaiting your posts (just post a link of your Sketchle into the topic and we will award the winner on Thursday night. It's not just a battle of skill; The winner could be the funniest, most clever, or just the stupidest. Basically whatever we're feeling. All in good fun.

Monday, May 12, 2008

JOSH WORK: Update on

I just updated my portfolio site with two new pieces from my Seascape series I have been working on. The piece above is titled Battle of the Giants  and is a combination of 6 different boards that make up the scene. If you are interested in purchasing please email I'll be make some more updates later this week so make sure you check back. Thanks and don't about forget Sketchle Weekley if you want to read about it scroll down the page I don't want to explain it again. Have a great week (fyi Mondays blow)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Sketchle Weekly

Ok so Colby and I came with idea that we wanted to have something that people could post funny/interesting/whatever sketches on the blog. So we came up with Sketchle Weekly. Sketchle is a weekly challenge to anyone that wants to have a good time and make some funny drawings/illustration/doodles whatever you can come with based on a quote that Colby or I will post weekly. Here's how it works: Jolby will post a Sketchle Weekly topic on a Friday. You then have until the following Thursday night to post your Sketchle Weekly contribution inside that week's thread. Colby and I will then select the best Sketchles and will post our winner on the front page with credits, chest beats, praises, plugging the work, etc. Since this is the first one we wanted to give it some time so we are posting today so you basically have a week and a half to do anything your little heart wants. So the first one is - "Strange Seeing You Here" Go!!

Artists We Love: Marian Bantjes

In short, Marian Bantjes is a a hand-type master. Everything she does is math-ed out to the exact degree and then executed with precision. Her client list is beyond impressive and includes lots of projects with Stefan Sagmeister. I recently found her speaking event at Walker Art Center that is a must-see. Also, go here to find other speaking events at Walker featuring Ed Fella, Project Projects, Michael Bierut, Chip Kidd (woo), Wink, and others. Get inspired.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

JOSH WORK: Tangible Worldwide Gocco Prints

So I have been working on a pretty awesome project at my job Tangible Worldwide. We are making a self promo piece that consists of Gocco prints that highlight our services in a quirky way. Here are a couple of the ones that I have done. The first two Colby helped with and they turned out amazing.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Colby Work: Zine Update

It's shaping up pretty strangely. Here's a sneak peak from another page in the zine. Mondays: Boooo.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Jolby Work: Automatic Satisfaction

We are proud to be able to show you a project that we've been working on for some time now. Automatic Satisfaction is a clothing label that came to Jolby for an identity treatment and some tees, but we ended up designing their entire collection for their debut season. The logotype was hand-crafted for AS with their mascot, "Tweet" hanging out up top. Sure to be an awesome collection and more work to come from these guys that are amazing to work with.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


You know when you wake up singing a song and you have no clue how or why you are singing it , well that happen this morning I woke up singing an Emery song. They are a pretty awesome rock/screamo whatever you want to called it band. Always puts me in a good mood have a listen and have a good day.