Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Preview of Josh's Bali Inspired Zine

My wife and I went to Bali this past October and while we were there I pretty much fell in love with the island and the culture. I decided when I got back to make a zine about what I was search for and what I found and now 6 months later still isn't done =). But I decided to put up a mini preview of the work on my site. Thanks

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Graduate TShirt Design Contest

Our awesome friends The Graduate are having a tshirt design contest and want to create some new tees designed by you. They are going to select 2 winners and will put the tees up for purchase when their merch store goes live. There's no real deadline for the contest, but once they get the designs they want they'll start printin'. You'll also win some cool prizes if your design gets picked. Who doesn't love cool prizes? Click here for more info and how to submit

The Damnwells, Free and Amazing

The Damnwells have been one of my favorite bands for many years. Their debut album "Air Stereo" is still my favorite album to drive to and I could sit and listen to it for hours. As I was listening to a song yesterday while spring cleaning =( I wondered when they were touring again and discovered they just released a new album online for FREE.

The new album is titled "One Last Century" and you can download it free here. The new album stays on the same track as their last effort and is equally as good if not in ways better. I would describe them as a rock/folk/awesome but I don't really know if that is the best description. It's free so download and take a listen and then go see them live then email them and say"hey you should have Jolby do some design work for you guys". Have a good Monday.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Powell's Books now selling "Wolf Am I"

It feels pretty good to announce that Powell's Books is now selling my "Wolf Am I" zine at their Burnside location in Portland, OR. For those unfamiliar with the awesomeness of Powell's, it is the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world and occupies a full city block. Being a Portland-er myself, it's great to have this zine being carried at such a well-known book store. In other zine news, Josh is working on one right now that is sure to blow your mind and make you want to purchase a penis car. Have a good weekend.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Work in Progress: Tangible PDX Mural

For Tangible's new Portland office, Jolby is painting this mural that spans four pretty gigantic walls. In the comp (the above is just a digital comp) we wanted to include Portland things in a subtle way (like coffee, lumberjacks, flannel, trees, beer, rain, bikes, and donuts). Josh will have to get his ass to Portland from Chicago so we can paint this and rumor has it he will be riding his land-shark to get here. Go Silver Birds!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vote Earth - Earth Hour March 28th, 2009

We don't really ever post about any politics or news on our blog (unless it's about a new typeface or something) but we felt this was something important to us and we wanted to make sure you knew and take part. This Saturday March 28th at 8:30pm local time will be Earth Hour. Put together by the WWF(not the wrestling federation) with the goal to have 1 billion households and business around the world switch off their lights for one hour to help fight global warming."Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights."

It's an hour come on switch off the lights and play wigi board or something. You know if Captain Planet were still around he would punch you in the jeans if you did help out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Where the Wild Things Are" trailer

Holy poops this is going to be amazing!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Work, New Site

So last week we started putting content in our new website and it's starting to look like a website finally. Take a look around, send us emails, buy us flowers, you know have some fun. We are also getting ready to launch our etsy store so look out for that.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Home is Where You Make it closes Sunday!

Our show at Subtext ends this Sunday March 22nd to make way for our good friend Andy Holder's show, so make sure you catch "Home is Where You Make it" if you haven't stopped by. We have a few great pieces left, including the amazing plushs' by DFF, so snatch them up while you can. Click here for info on the show and a list of what pieces are left. If you did purchase something, you can pick it up starting Monday. We will be doing more shows in the future, possibly including a sequel to this show... 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We are Obsessed with: Ffffound

I think Josh and I spend way too much time on ffffound, and by that I mean it's an endless pit of inspiration and is constantly giving. It's interesting to watch these image bookmarking sites turn into the new hot shit. It's replaced my urge to open something like Print's Design Annual when in need of some quick stimuli. Definitely a trend to watch. Now if we could just get an invite...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Middle Coast Tee Giveaway!

Happy Monday kids! To start this week off right, Tangible Worldwide (where Josh and I work) are giving away their Middle Coast tee for free! First come first serve so snatch it up! The tee is printed on American Apparel with plasticharge inks. Limited stock available. Clicky clicky.

*Update: Email info at tangibleworldwide.com with your size and mailing addy (the PayPal is acting up). We don't have many left!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Invisible Creature speaking tonight in Seattle

Ryan and Don Clark, who are our idols, are speaking tonight at the EMP in Seattle, WA in a panel called "Perspectives in Poster Design." We wish we could make it! Details here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Artist We Love: Scott C.'s pics from his latest show

I've been a huge fan of Scott C.'s work for a long time now and I just stumbled upon some pics from his latest show as Gallery Nucleus in L.A. called "Home Slice."

View the show. Purchasing info here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pitchfork Goes Live

Tangible Worldwide just launched Pitchfork's new website this morning and it looks SICK. Great job to everyone that worked so hard on the site. Side note I redesigned their logo for the new site. They wanted to keep a lot of the characteristics of their old logo but make it feel a little more up to date and cleaner. Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vote for Josh's tee!

Josh entered this tee "The Drifters are Lost" in a Hurley competition and needs your vote! 

It's a quick sign-up and the win could net Josh some cash and a killer tee in their line. Vote your face off.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Soundtrack to "Home is Where You Make it"

Download the 16:00 soundtrack here!

For the full effect head over to Jolby and Friends and click through the show while listening.

We were very fortunate to have our good pal Andy Roush write and compose an original soundtrack for the show that played during the opening and looped all night. Much like our art, Andy made a lot of the sounds by hand. For instance, certain drumming sounds were made by putting a VHS tape on Andy's chest and banging it while recording the noise. The soundtrack was written in 3 parts that represent each chapter in William's journey. Check out more of Andy's fine music here.