Thursday, July 31, 2008

To Portland I Go

Abby and I leave tonight to fly into Portland and hunt for rentals for our move date in September. We're super excited, but still completely stressed and on the brink of insanity haha. We'll be staying with my amazing family and meeting up with some friends as well. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, July 28, 2008

JOLBY WORK: Wedding Invite

Hello everyone, sorry it's been so long since I posted anything I have been pretty busy with lots of family visiting and work. We both have been busy with personal work too so hopefully we can post some stuff soon so keep checking back.

Here is the cover of a wedding invite that we just finished. I'll post some pics as soon as I get it back from the printer. Have a good Monday!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pics from the 8th Annual Drawing Show

My 4 pieces from this weekend's 8th Annual Drawing Show in Pacific Beach. It was an awesome show with a great turn out. Beasts of Burden went really well too. Thanks to the Ice Cream Man for hooking that show up.

Draplin: "Why America is Fucked Graphically"

Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. is an amazing designer. He can be seen above about to speak his mind on the state of Graphic Design in America and all of the missed opportunities we all gag at each day. Watch this clip, "Why America is Fucked." Its so true.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sketchle Wednesday

A sketchle from something that could turn into something, but could stay as nothing.

Monday, July 21, 2008

the 8th Annual Invitational Drawing Show

Along with Subtext's Beasts of Burden show, I will also have work showing in the 8th Annual Invitational Drawing Show this weekend on Sunday July 27th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. I painted 4 pieces for the show that are really personal in subject (you'd never know by looking at them I guess) and they're framed all fancy so I'll post pics after the show. The location is Earl & Birdie Taylor/Pacific Beach Branch Library 4275 Cass Street San Diego, CA 92109. Yea... "library" doesn't read that fancy, but this gallery is a gem tucked behind all them books's. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Print Club London's "Blisters on my Fingers Show"

Print Club London's "Blisters on my Fingers Show" has just finished and they've placed all of the prints from the show online for purchase. 35 artists have each produced a print in an edition of 35 with each print selling for £35 (approx. $70) and are 19" x 27". Artists include my personal favorite Jon Burgerman (above left), Andrew Rae, Studio Oscar, Jenny Bowers, Steve Wilson, Jody Barton, Luisa Uribe (above right) Rose Stallard, and many mo'. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bands That *Might* Rock Your Face: Maps & Atlases

And I wrote "might" because Maps & Atlases isn't for everyone, but their energy and talent is a enjoyable dose once you take it in. Yesterday marked the release of their second album called "You and Me and the Mountain." On this release the gents have taken their music to a new level compared to their first effort which was a very sporadic collection of sounds and feelings. 

Adding a folk influence, to me, it sounds like this: If you took The Shins, kicked James Mercer in the gnards to get his voice higher, and gave the entire band way too much coffee, you would end up with "You and Me and the Mountain." Check out the album on iTunes and buy it for only $5. However, you should taste-test them before you get all willy-nilly with that wallet Mr. Fancy Stache.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

JOSH WORK: Sneak Peek at New Work

I am honored to be apart of an amazing show at Subtext in San Diego. The show is called Indelible: Expressions of Ink on Paper. The piece above is from my Unknown Worlds series that I will have in the show. I'll post the rest of my pieces as it gets closer to the show. Have a great day.

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Gentleman Bear" for Subtext & Cardboard Spaceship's "Beasts of Burden" show

Here's my contribution to the "Beasts of Burden" show opening July 25th in San Diego at Subtext. View more pics here. Happy Monday?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Getting a head start...

Together Gallery in Portland, Oregon is starting to carry my zine and some of my prints. If you're in the Portland area, stop by and say hello. Together holds some great shows featuring lots of amazing local talent along with selling other art goods. Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Met the Walrus


Jolby Work: Andy Frasco tee

For Andy's latest tour, and to go along with these super gnar tees by Josh, Andy wanted a tee that was light-hearted and silly. Pick up yours when you see Andy on tour with Steel Train. Congrats Andy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bands that will rock your face: Iron Maiden

An oldie, but goodie. If you haven't leant an ear to these men yet then you just aren't living. We are definitely Maiden fans and Josh had the chance to see them live the other day. You can give a listen on their Myspace if by some act of God you haven't heard them yet. Otherwise, dig through your playlists and pull them out. Happy Monday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Subtext Show: "Beasts of Burden"

Both Josh and I have a painted YOKA Panda Bear in "Beasts of Burden," a show being put on by Subtext and Cardboard Spaceship. The roster of artists is insane and you can see Josh's bear on the flyer image above. My bear is so amazing that it's still blank so... yea I gotta get on that. Opening reception is Friday July 25th from 6-10pm. More posts/reminders to come. Hope to see you out there.

More info to show up on Subtext's and Cardboard Spaceship's sites respectively.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I have a really good friend, Matt Swope that I went to high school that is absolutely amazing on the piano. We used to go to his house and name a random punk song and he would bust it out piano, it was pretty awesome. And he also played at my wedding so when he finally formed a band I HAD to write post about him and his band. He is in a three piece ( it could just be two but I think they have a drummer now) band called The Señors of Marseille. It's hard to compare them to anyone because I truly think they have an original sound. Also I just did a tee design for them that turned out pretty sickle. Check them out and if you live in New York go see them play I am sure it's a blast.