I designed this for the San Diego AIDS Walk 2010. It was also printed on the September cover of the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times seen here. It's a great cause, I was honored to be able to make a contribution.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I was going through my old work and found these posters. One is for a local theater company, Mercury Summer Stock, and the other was for an Art Show at American Greetings. I liked the lettering in these and have been doing more stuff like this, I'll try to post soon!
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 11:05 AM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Another great season has come to a close... what ever will I do with myself? See you next Summer Madmen!
"I can't wait until next year when all of you are in Vietnam. You will be pining for the day when someone was trying to make your life easier. When you're over there, and you're in the jungle and they're shooting at you, remember you're not dying for me because I never liked you."
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 8:51 AM
Saturday, October 23, 2010
These were inspired by a favorite film, the Talented Mr. Ripley. Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, 1960's Italy... The part that kills me here, is that when I was still working on them, I accidentally saved over the layered file with this flattened jpeg. So this low-res version is all I have to show for a near week's worth of work. Ah digital media...
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 10:04 AM
Friday, October 22, 2010
During a recent extended hospital stay, I found it uplifting to draw Suns. I brought them home and made these from the sketches. There's a little Alexander Girard influence and definitely some Antonio Frasconi in that last one. I also love the various Suns featured on the CBS Sunday morning show.
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 10:37 AM
Another fun greeting card assignment this time with PK Press. I'm including my original version and the finished design with the their excellent lettering addition, it totally makes the card.
p.s. Big thanks to Rob for that awesome "Andy Warhol blotted-line" demo baby!!!
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 8:33 AM
These are three of my favorite samples from another 2010 Father's day program with AG. The 'planning' called for a Charlie Harper-Jon Klassen hybrid style (specifically citing Charlie Harpers great Ford Times magazine illustrations). I really enjoyed the assignment.
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 8:11 AM
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Earlier in the year, I had the chance to work with a local home accessories design firm Blonder Inc. Together with friend and Art Director, Jeff Zelmer, we collaborated on pattern designs for a shower and bath accessories program for Target and Lowes Home.
Posted by Jamey Christoph at 2:22 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
I've had a lot of fun working with Elizabeth at Penguin Books on this murder mystery series from author Penny Warner. The books follow Presley Parker, a San Francisco based party planner with a knack for crime solving.
These are a few illustrations I did in the last year or so for American Greetings and AG Interactive. I worked at American Greetings for six years before going out on my own in 2008. I still work with AG on occasion and actually enjoy the sensibility of greeting card work. I'll post more stuff soon.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
after Gilbert Stuart
I know it's completely random, but for a while there I found it almost therapeutic to paint Gilbert Stuart - George Washington copies in between jobs. This was my most successful effort, though he seems more angry with things than stoic. I'll hopefully get a chance to try again soon.
p.s. I'm a longtime fan of George so there will definitely be more postings in the future. : )