Monday, December 30, 2013

GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER :(

Get Your Life Together

So I took a look at your New Year's resolution. And I thought perhaps having this on your wall/body at all times might help.

Godspeed, my favorite sinner.

Posters, bags, shirts, etc always available through Society6. All proceeds go towards getting my life together.


Get Your Life Together (Products)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE SHOTGUN BROTHERS

Shotgun Brothers

Take all comers. I feel like that's pretty much the only way to develop a decent logo portfolio. And it's always amazing that the oddest jobs end in awesome results. This was a series of some of my favorite logos of the year which were for a few friends looking to make t-shirts for their account team, "The Shotgun Brothers".

T-shirts will be available soonishly. And this one actually made me rise from my chair and raise my fists to the sky:

Shotgun Brothers

Shotgun Brothers

THE INEVITABILITY OF INSTAGRAM

Saturday AM Cartoons

"Tell Me Exactly What You Saw And What You Think It Means"
Saturday AM Cartoons // 12.07.13

I recently began uploading a few drawings to my Instagram feed. I avoided it for as long as possible as the quality is horrid and they provide no way of sharing imagery on anything that isn't a social networking site. For now I'll only be posting a series that was suggested to me by my good friend Aaron James. "Saturday AM Cartoons" is a receptacle for any quick drawings I've done over the course of the week that might be interesting enough to show. Let me underline those two words: "might be".


Saturday AM Cartoons

IFF (Imaginary Friends Forever)
Saturday AM Cartoons // 12.14.13

Saturday AM Cartoons

Charitable Contributions
Saturday AM Cartoons // 12.21.13

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

OVER YOU

Over You

This year's third single from Classified Frequency has just dropped this afternoon. People still say 'dropped' right?

It features my personal favorite cover from the series. Pick that up through iTunes or Spotify or whatever band-aid is holding together the music industry this week.

Monday, November 18, 2013

THE BLACKGUARDS

The Blackguards

The Blackguards // November 2013

Prints available through Society6.

The Blackguards (Detail)

The Blackguards (Detail)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

AUTUMN /// 2013

Autumn /// 2013

My collection of sweet-ass jackets is completely wasted on tropical Florida. Happy autumn everybody, I wish I could join you. Enjoy this until we meet again.

01 . Broadcast . Echo's Answer
02 . Eagulls . Nerve Endings
03 . Gap Dream . 58th St
04 . The Chameleons . PS Goodbye
05 . Chromatics . Cherry
06 . Mike Simonetti . The Magician
07 . Kelley Stoltz . Prank Calls
08 . The Records . Starry Eyes
09 . Diarrhea Planet . Babyhead
10 . Cass McCombs . There Can Be Only One

Friday, October 18, 2013

FACTORY FRESH

Factory Fresh

If you were to look up the word "quality" (\ˈkwä-lə-tē\) in the dictionary, the society6 logo would be somewhere on that page.

As you can probably tell from the new view (however blurry it is) I've finally moved into a new situation in Miami. Between unpacking boxes, I had a few minutes to add a few products to the Society6 store based on the updated design system created for my new portfolio site.

Also, my tote bag game has been stepped up considerably with the addition of full bleed color + black straps.

Factory Fresh

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CUT THE TRACHEA

Print

Look at that, another Classified Frequency single has premiered today. 

And yes, that's me on the cover. I mean... the design of the... not the... decapitated... whatever, just listen.

And why don't you wish him a happy birthday while you're at it?

Monday, September 2, 2013

SHAKYTOWN MOVING EASTBOUND

Shakytown Moving Eastbound

Apologies for the upcoming hiatus in posting. I'm currently breaking down the drafting table for a coast-to-coast move.

In two weeks, I'll be joining up with the talented crew at La Comunidad in Miami. They're hard-working, lovely people with lovely work and (in some cases) lovely accents.

I'll keep you posted on the drive from LA to Miami. But for the real road trip experience, put this on repeat for 38 hours straight.

Hugs,

Chris

01 . Modest Mouse . Interstate 8
02 . The War On Drugs . A Needle In Your Eye #16
03 . Kurt Vile . Wakin on a Pretty Day
04 . LCD Soundsystem . North American Scum
05 . Adam Ant . Beat My Guest
06 . Crystal Stilts . Dark Eyes
07 . Lloyd Cole And The Commotions . Rattlesnakes
08 . Young Galaxy . We Have Everything
09 . Galaxie 500 . Ceremony
10 . Deerhunter . Nothing Ever Happened

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SHAME WILL OUTLIVE US ALL

The Shame WIll Outlive Us All

Shame Will Outlive Us All // August 2013

Prints available through Society6.

The Shame WIll Outlive Us All (Detail)

The Shame WIll Outlive Us All (Detail)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TINY FACTORIES

Christopher Berry, LTD

Business Cards // Christopher Berry, LTD

New business cards to go with the new visual system for christopherberryltd.com

The mighty Moo is batting a career 1.000 at this point.

Friday, July 12, 2013

SUMMER /// 2013

SUMMER /// 2013

The gangs of runaways outside my window have been chased off by tourists, so it must be summer in Venice. I thought I'd share the wall of sound I created to put up between me and that goddamn Doors cover band down the street.

01 . Merchandise . Anxiety's Door
02 . Echo Lake . Young Silence
03 . Lucky Dragons . Honeycombhouse
04 . The Besnard Lakes . People of the Sticks
05 . Still Corners . Berlin Lovers
06 . Colin Stetson . High Above a Grey Green Sea
07 . Pharmakon . Crawling on Bruised Knees
08 . Au . Boute
09 . Verma . Tantalite
10 . Deafheaven . Dream House

Thursday, July 11, 2013

THE CHILL ZONE

The Chill Zone

My buddy Matt McCain and I consider ourselves connoisseurs of the "chill zone". We even have a website that proves it:

The Chill Zone

And of course the Chill Zone has a logo system. How silly an idea is doesn't correspond to how much I'm going to overdo it.

Monday, July 1, 2013

CHRISTOPHER BERRY, LTD

Christopher Berry, LTD

Landing Page, July 2013

As this feed intermittently proves. I've been busy developing portfolios over several disciplines over the past couple of years. Today, the missed opportunity to have multiple skills displayed on one site has been officially corrected with the launch of Christopher Berry, Ltd.

Art direction, visual design and illustration are now under one electronic roof. Check it.


Examples from the illustration and identity system are below with more on the way.

Christopher Berry, LTD

The Late Shift, July 2013

Christopher Berry, LTD

Factory Logo, July 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

WHEN I WAS LITTLE, MY FATHER WAS FAMOUS.

When I Was Little, My Father Was Famous.

Just in time. The perfect gift for Father's Day. With the caveat that your Father is an active member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Every now and again it's important to sit in your apartment playing 'Liquid Swords' on repeat while drawing in a Moleskine. That's the only way posters like this can happen.

Prints are available with and without the typography over at the mighty Society6. The original drawings are below:


When I Was Little, My Father Was Famous. (Moleskine)

When I Was Little, My Father Was Famous. (Moleskine Detail)

Monday, May 6, 2013

MEMBERS ONLY

Members Only (Detail)


Members Only // Detail

I gave Moleskine's Postal Notebooks a shot this weekend. Their paper quality could only be rivaled by damp tissue paper. So the first will likely be the last.

Sound effect: (sad trombone)

Members Only // One

Members Only // Spread One

Members Only // Two

Members Only // Spread Two

Members Only // Three

Members Only // Spread Three

Thursday, May 2, 2013

THE EGOTISTS

The Egotists (Greater Bird of Paradise)


The Egotists // Greater Bird of Paradise

An illustrated series of three species of Birds of Paradise found on Papua New Guinea. This is what happens in my studio after a 24-hour National Geographic Channel binge.

Prints, throw pillows, iphone cases, etc. available through Society6.


The Egotists (King of Saxony)

The Egotists // King of Saxony

The Egotists (Black Sicklebill)

The Egotists // Black Sicklebill

The Egotists (Products)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SPRING /// 2013

Spring /// 2013

Wait... it's spring? I suppose it's time for another musical gift to the web-based-log readers.

My apologies in advance if I miss summer and fall, the perma-climate of Southern California makes it almost impossible to do anything seasonally.

XOXO.

01 . Pangea . River
02 . Barreracudas . 7th Time Around
03 . Twerps . Work It Out
04 . Anika . Yang Yang
05 . Iceage . Morals
06 . The Knife . Full of Fire
07 . No Joy . Lunar Phobia
08 . Veronica Falls . Waiting for Something to Happen
09 . Young Galaxy . Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
10 . Ducktails . Letter of Intent

Friday, April 19, 2013

KNOCK ON (YOU KNOW)

Knock On... (You Know)

8 hours from now, I will officially be a freelance art director and illustrator. I'm trying my best to stay calm when I'm not entirely sure where everything goes from here. Likely scenarios that have gone through my head in the past few weeks:

1 – Panic. End up back in full-time position within two weeks.
2 – Panic. Lose mind. Sit on Venice boardwalk. Sell ink-stipple drawings of Jim Morrison.
3 – Steadily take on work and begin to enjoy life as a freelancer. Feel slight pain. Visit WebMD. Panic.

So if you happen to find yourself in need of an Art Director/Designer/Illustrator/all-three-at-once, just let me know. I'm ready whenever you are.

And, as always, thanks for you support.

-Chris

Portfolio // Contact


Monday, April 15, 2013

HAVE A NICE DAY

Have A Nice Day // Cover

This would be the second cover design I've been asked to do for my brother's band, Classified Frequency.

It's my understanding that he's making the single available today through iTunes. You should probably go and grab that.

A few merch table samples and packaging below.


Have A Nice Day // 7" Packaging

Have A Nice Day // 7" Packaging

Have A Nice Day // Buttons

Have A Nice Day // Buttons

Have A Nice Day // T-Shirt

Have A Nice Day // T-Shirt

Sunday, April 7, 2013

THE PUNIC WAR

The Punic War

The Punic War // April 2013

Prints available through Society6.

The Punic War (Detail)

The Punic War (Detail)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

JOHN & CHRIS' BOOK OF SCORES & WAGERS

Book of Scores & Wagers


My deskmate & I don't understand why today's inter-office wagering had to end at filling out brackets.

We'll let you know how the call with HR goes.

Games Of Skill & Chance

Sunday, February 24, 2013

SHORT FALLS FROM SMALL GRACES

Short Falls From Small Graces

Short Falls From Small Graces // February 2013

Prints available through Society6.

Short Falls From Small Graces (Detail)