Monday, May 25, 2015

THE GRAND-ISH OPENING

THE GRAND-ISH OPENING

Today marks the opening of my new online store. Which means I'm now officially the proprietor of the internet's smallest paper goods concern. That is to say, thank you in advance for your patience.

Take a look through the electro-racks and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I've gone ahead and answered the most frequently asked pre-launch questions: 

"WHAT ARE MY SHIPPING OPTIONS?"

Each week's orders are wrapped up in kraft paper and taken to the Post Office every Saturday morning. Currently I use a flat rate for either USPS 2-Day or 1-Day Priority (which option will depend on your shipping address) in roomy 3" x 26" ULINE kraft tubes. 

If you have any special requirements (a last minute gift or just your on-demand-everything-culture-related impatience) get in touch before you make your order.

"HOW CAN I PAY YOU?”

Straight plastic, homey. Payments are securely accepted with Stripe. 

"DOES SALES TAX APPLY TO ME?"

Only if I'm shipping to an address in the state of Minnesota. That's the law of the permanently frozen land. 

"I DON'T LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES, WILL YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?"

First of all, your English is phenomenal. Kudos to either your instructor or Google Translate app. The answer is yes, but we'll need to parlay first. Contact me at hello@christopherberryltd.com with your name, shipping address, and order. We'll get it sorted. 

"IS YOUR WORK COPYRIGHT-PROTECTED?"

Yes. Now let's get to what you're really asking.

Are you trying to put any of the work featured here on your sweet design blog or inspirational tumblr? Go for it. Get in touch. I'd love to see it.

Are you attempting to sell or license any of the work featured here? Sorry, I didn't know I was speaking to a business tycoon. You should DEFINITELY get in touch with me. We'll figure out something.

"HOLD UP, HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM YOUR SOCIETY6 SHOP?"

Society6 does lovely work with a 4-color giclée print process. They are, however, an on-demand mass print service with limited creative production options.

The work in this shop will be made up of screen prints, lithographs, risographs, and possibly hand drawn or collaged work. That means hand-mixed spot colors on a range of heavy paper stocks. For better or worse this stuff is handmade. Each print will have variations in registration and ink coverage (read: mistakes are part of the process). Of course if you have a problem with anything you receive, just let me know and we'll make it right.

"YOU KNOW THESE QUESTIONS ARE NOT SURROUNDED BY QUOTATION MARKS RIGHT?"

Yes, you effing design nerd. Blogger can't use quotation marks without creating bizarre spacing issues. Do you realize that I'm a business man with many appointments to keep?

Happy shopping.

Friday, May 22, 2015

JODOROWSKY'S SESAME STREET

Jodorowsky's Sesame Street

If I had a dollar for every time I ruined a mass appeal subject with inscrutable art house nonsense, I would have exactly the same amount of money I have now.

Last week I was asked about the possibility of making prints of this series available. Consider it donedonedone.

They were the best by far from last year's Saturday Morning Cartoon project so I have no excuse for not having these up already. Sorry about that.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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A conversation with a friend I showed this to before it went to press:

Them: So that guy is supposed to be you?
Me: I don't think so. It's just a drawing that made me laugh.
Them: Okay... so... why didn't you draw him a bed he'd fit in? 

Touché.

Also, for the science majors: the white ink has a phosphorescent coating on it. For the humanities majors: the white ink softly glows in the dark. For the drop-outs: don't lick the white ink.

The details:

• 18" x 24" 
• 3 Color Screen Print (Dark Pewter/White/Clear Phosphorescent) 
• French Construction 100C Steel Blue Stock

Printed by Steady Co. in Minneapolis, MN.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

10 YEARS OF WHATEVER THAT WAS...

10 Years Of Whatever That Was...

... mostly vitamin D deficiency.

This week marks a decade since I last wore a mortar board. I left the city of Richmond, VA armed with a brand of courage only available to insufferable assholes and the wildly ignorant. Admittedly, I was a touch of both.

Normally this is the moment when some guy looking for LinkedIn likes would offer guidance to a younger version of himself but there are few things I loathe more than opinion articles imparting wisdom to recent graduates. They're like magic spells that turn experience into arrogance with the incantation:


"FREE ADVICE TO THE CLASS OF 2015".

I thought it better to make a reminder for someone I know who actually needs direction. Specifically a pale-skinned dope who has spent a decade being terribly irresponsible with his time. Who, until recently, didn't fully appreciate the pleasure of saying the word "no".

This is a less-than-subtle reminder to get his head out of the bunker every now and again.

His silhouette has been blacked out to protect his identity.

I'm getting it printed BIG. I've got a frame at the ready and a space cleared above this lanky goof's desk. I'll make a bunch. And if you have a similar personal failing, we can talk about getting one to you after I get them back from the printer.

And to the VCU class of 2005: I miss and love you all. Here's hoping you're not at a desk this weekend.

Take care.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A DECADE OF DETAILS

Varick, USA

Varick, USA

Meridian, USA

Meridian, USA

Rose Plaza, USA

Rose Plaza, USA

North Side, USA

North Side, USA

Washington Ave, USA

Washington Ave, USA

Elliott Bay, USA

Elliott Bay, USA

Speedway, USA

Speedway, USA

Brickell, USA

Brickell, USA

Uptown, USA

Uptown, USA