Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We've Moved!

We are bidding Blogger farewell and have a new blog home at: blog.jolbyandfriends.com.
Please update your bookmarks/RSS feeds. Later, Blogger!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Soundtrack for "Sea Legs" by The Graduate

We are excited to announce that "The Graduate" will be writing an original soundtrack to our upcoming show "Sea Legs"! We love everything that they do and they are really awesome guys, so the chance to collaborate with them on the music for our show is very exciting. The music Josh and I listen to effects our work heavily and we feel really passionate about giving show-goers the full experience of sight and sound. For those who can't make the opening, we're trying to figure out how to let you hear the music wether it's a digital download or release it on cd with the artwork.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Sea Legs" Jolby x Ashley Forrette show

We are very pleased to announce a new show with Ashley Forrette called "Sea Legs" at Together Gallery in Portland, OR. It will open February 25th and will run through March.

The show will explore mythology and superstitions of the sea and will combine Ashley's incredible photography and our usual wackiness. We are all working really hard to bring this show to life and are excited to count down the days with you all and share the work as it's created (the above is a crop of the first piece we've created for the show). More soon!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jolby in a Coloring Book?

Yep that's right we are honored to be in Doodler Anonymous Coloring Book Vol.1. We did a feature on their site a couple months ago and they asked us if we would be in their first coloring book. The rest of the book looks awesome can't wait to get my hands on one.

In other news, big announcement on Thursday regarding our next show =) stay tuned

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jolby and Santa are making the world happy.

Hello everyone I know we apologize in every post because we have been lagging but we promise that we have been insane gnar busy. We are gearing up to start on a new show and working on a couple other awesome projects. But who cares about that crap let's get to the narwhal and the sale. We have cut all the prices on everything in our etsy store. INSANE GNAR prices from Dec 7th till Dec 20th and if you spend 30 dollars or more you will receive a FREE print (when you make you purchase in the message box write what print you would like and we'll email you). So head over to our store and keep checking back for more updates.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Where Have You Been, Jolby?

Super busy, that's where. Let's see... we're printing the Brunch Box Tees soon, waiting for the results of our Infectious Tee submission, holiday cards, and more. More posts soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vote for Jolby

We entered a tee design in Infectious Tee Party contest. Please help us win by voting for our tee and passing along the link to your friends. Thanks for the help.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Print Added to Our Etsy

After being told we were stupid-faces for not making this little card into a big print, we got the hint and fulfilled your wishes. You can now purchase the above limited edition "Tree Life is Thee Life" 11" x 14" digital archival print on our Etsy. There are only 15 of them in the edition, so get this fat bird while you can.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sale Over

Thanks to everyone that bought something from our etsy store this past week during the sale. It turned out great and we will definitely be doing it again soon. Sale is still good for the rest of the night so if you want to get something from our store we will also send you a Jolby goodie.

Artist We Love: Rachael Roellke

We haven't done artist feature in a long time so why not start it up again with a great friend and an awesome artist. Meet Rachael Roellke soon to be Rachael Coddington( recently engaged) an incredibly talented craftsman who makes jewelery. We got to see her work and she has an eye for detail and has a great simple style. With the holidays coming up her work is affordable and would make awesome gifts for anyone. So head on over to her etsy store and check it out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Sale Lives On

We decided since the weekend sale went so good we would extend it through the rest of the week. So if you buy anything from our store this week you will receive a gift from us. Could be a print, a drawing on an orange who knows but we promise it will make you smile. Head over to our esty store and pick up some goods.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Get More With Your Jolby Etsy Order

This weekend when you buy something from our Etsy shop you'll get an extra gift from us. It could be a print, a zine, a drawing... we promise it will be sweet. Head over to our Etsy shop and check out the goods.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Week With Jolby

We were asked a couple weeks ago by Doodlers Anonymous if we wanted to do a week with Jolby feature on their site. We agreed and documented a week and to our surprise it turned out pretty cool. Doodlers did an awesome job compiling all our doodles and weird pictures into a great post. Colby and I have been working together as Jolby for a little over two years and for the first time we have been able to work in the same city and it feels really good to look at the pics and see the work we are doing.

Also we just updated our shop with our zine and some new prints. Take a look and if you enjoy or just want to support some fine gentlemen get some stuff!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thrice "Beggars"

Sorry on the lack of updates. We promise to get back on the ball. Something we haven't done in a while is mention some of the new tunes we are listening to. I am a huge Thrice fan, I would even say they are my favorite band that consistently makes amazing album after album, pushing themselves as artist. Their newest album "Beggars" is another great album to add to their growing catalog. The albums lacks the heavy feel and moves to a more groove base which is a nice change for the band. Stand out tracks are "The Weight" "In Exile" and "Beggars". I definitely recommend you buy the physical cd which comes with 5 bonus tracks that are equally as great as the other tracks. Thrice if you read this for some strange reason we would do anything to do some design and/or illustrations for you =)

More Jolby updates coming soon thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


We've been documenting all week our day-to-day projects, activities, and sketching for Doodlers Anonymous who will be graciously posting all of that nonsense. Here's a little sketchle for you in the meantime. We're working on moving the blog to something other than Blogger's poop portal. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Work & A Nice Update

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. We've been too busy playing racquetball and documenting a day-in-the-life of Jolby feature for Doodlers Anonymous which should appear in a few weeks or so. Above is our latest work for Brunch Box, a food cart here in Portland that holds the trophy for the Best Burger in Portland. We love their food and are stoked with how the tee came out. Click the pic to see all of the detail inside the design.

Other things going on: Urban Outfitters posters (through Tangible), our show with Ashley Forrette, Iron Wolf Racquetball matches, and our zine is currently being sold at Powell's Books, Grass Hut Gallery, Artful Goods, Together Gallery and more to come. Email us if you're interested in carrying the zine.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Josh's Bali Work

A while back Josh finished a body of work called *Balance - A Journey Inspired by Bali, Indonesia. Coming back from the trip, he brought with him Bali-inspired patterns, stories, and moments that he turned into super rad art. We've put all of it on jolbyandfriends.com for your viewing enjoyment. Some of the pieces will be available as prints very soon.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Win Our Zine on Fecal Face dot com

Fecal Face is giving away one of our zines during their latest Free Fridayz art competition. Get your drawing tools out and have at it! A big thanks to Fecal for the earlier post and the giveaway. We feel honored.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zine Shipping Code

When you go to shop.artfulgoods.com to buy the zine, make sure you enter the promo code "zine3" to reduce the shipping to $3! Keep in mind the reduced shipping is for the zine only. So, if you're buying other goodies on the site you will pay the standard shipping. Enjoy!