Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rad Letterpress: Studio On Fire

Happy holidays everybody! Josh and I will both be with our families for the next few weeks and we hope all of you will be as well! See you in the new year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Paintings: For Erik

I haven't done any chipboard paintings in a while, but I just finished this set this morning for a friend as an Xmas gift. They were fun and based off of an old idea he had that I decided to flush out. Click the image to see it much bigger.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mike Perry Interview @ Design Sponge

I know we just did a Mike Perry post, but this one is a nice follow up. The cool kids over at Design Sponge sat down with him recently to talk about his work, life, projects and more. I think it is so cool when we get to see this side of popular artists like Mike. It's a very honest look into them as people first and artists second. He has some really cool things to say.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hello everyone I know we have been lagging on updates but we have great news. Jolby & Friends will be launching in the next couple of weeks and we are super stoked about what our great friend Chris Forrette did with the site. We'll still have the blog but now we will be able to show our Jolby work a little more professional. Oh and the & image above is our new logo, we hope you like =).

The artwork for the show is going great and we will be showing alot of sneak peeks of the pieces in the coming weeks. Please keep coming back, commenting and telling your friends about Jolby. Thanks!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Sanna Annuka Prints!

An illustrator we admire, Sanna Annukka, has some new prints up for sale on her site. We've been waiting a while for her to post some new goodies.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Artists We Love: Mike Perry

Mike Perry just launched mikeperrystudio.com filled with new personal and commercial works. I love how free-form his style is and how he buttons-it-up for his clients. Enjoy it and happy Friday.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tangible Worldwide Launches Store

Most of you who read our blog know that Josh and I work during the day as an Art Director team for Tangible Worldwide. Tangible just launched its online store where you can order some of our tees, prints, goccos, and even holiday cards. Many of the products have been Jolby-fied. All orders are shipping by December 24th. Get it on.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

"Home Is Where You Make It" Jolby's First Solo Art Show Announcement

"Home Is Where You Make It" New Works by Jolby (Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols)

February 21st - March 22nd Opening Reception: Saturday, February 21st, 6-10pm at Subtext Gallery in San Diego, CA.

In their first solo show, Jolby’s work takes us on the journey of a boy named William who, after suffering a great loss, leaves his familiar town of Seaside to discover what “home” really means inside the depths of an aging forest. Throughout this story we are introduced to a detailed world filled with odd characters, illustrious patterns, vibrant colors, and hand-rendered type. The show tells this imaginative story using a variety of mediums including screen prints, paintings, drawings, and even detailed handmade plush dolls contributed by Jill and Erin Lynch’s (Dolls for Friends). Reflecting on their recent life experiences, the “Home is Where You Make it” story has been inspired by the artists’ pasts and deals with love, hope, depression, faith, isolation, acceptance, and re-birth.

Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols have been labeled “the illustrative monster that is Jolby” and have been working together on various projects since their first collaboration in 2005. The two combine their talents through Colby’s obsession with drawing creatures and shapes while adding Josh’s love for pattern and texture to create a look that is purely “Jolby.”

Above is our first piece tentatively-titled "Once More". More info on Subtext's blog. We will be posting updates of this show until it opens in Feb and we are very excited to be sharing this with you.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Jolby's Top 10 Albums of 2008

We thought it would be fun for the month of December to re-cap some of our favorite things of 2008 before the New Year begins. This installment is our favorite albums that were released in 2008.

Josh's Favorites:
1. Thrice - "The Alchemy Index"
2. Kings of Leon - "Only By The Night"
3. Anathallo - "Canopy Glow"
4. Colour Revolt - "Plunder, Beg and Curse"
5. Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
6. Emery - "While Broken Hearts Prevail"
7. Mock Orange - "Captain Love"
8. Underoath - "Lost In The Sound of Separation"
9. Bayside - "Shudder"
10. Copeland - "You Are My Sunshine"

Colby's Favorites:
1. Anathallo - "Canopy Glow"
2. Transfer - "Sunken Eyes EP"
3. Kings Of Leon - "Only By The Night"
4. The Mars Volta - "The Bedlam in Goliath"
5. Protest the Hero - "Fortress"
6. Bullets in Madison - "If I Were A Neutron Star"
7. Black Mountain - "In the Future"
8. Maps & Atlases - "You and Me and the Mountain"
9. Colour Revolt - "Plunder, Beg, And Curse"
10. Emery - "While Broken Hearts Prevail EP"