Saturday, August 18, 2018

FORGIVE ME, TIGRESS

Forgive me, Tigress.

Forgive me, Tigress. I have taken some liberties.

Prints available now through the mighty Society6.

Forgive me, Tigress.

Monday, August 13, 2018

TANGLETOWN, MN

Tangletown, MN

Tangletown, MN // August 2018


Saturday, August 11, 2018

THE FINEST EXCUSES UNDER HEAVEN

The Finest Excuses Under Heaven

Today, an EP titled "The Finest Excuses Under Heaven" has been released on Spotify and Soundcloud. This is my fault.

The five tracks presented here were built from a year's worth of guitar recordings made with a looper pedal. These recordings were then sampled, mangled, and sequenced with an Elektron Digitakt into the lo-fi-electro-experi-mess linked at the top of this ramble. It has its issues. I know. I learned as I went. But it's a first attempt. It exists.

And just in case you're thinking about going down a meandering creative journey with no prior knowledge, I can't recommend it enough. I just had to keep reminding myself that nothing is perfect the first time. What is it? You draw the first crooked line and you spend a lifetime correcting it? I think some asshole who draws better than me said something like that.

Also, this could not have been created without the knowledge of Matthew Berry who answered a series of insane recording questions and frustrated babbling over text. Probably in between gigs.

Okay, kisses. Bye.

The Finest Excuses Under Heaven

Thursday, August 9, 2018

APPROACHING THE SUMMIT...

Side A

Approaching the summit of Mount Tantrum.

Side A /// Side B

Side B

Saturday, July 28, 2018

MOUNT TANTRUM BASE CAMP

Mount Tantrum Base Camp

Sketches for an icon. Built for my music project under the moniker, "Mount Tantrum".

The icon is an icon. Not me.

Mount Tantrum Base Camp

PREPARATORY, MN

Preparatory, MN

When I was small, our house backed up to a creek. Standing up to my ankles in slow moving water one summer afternoon, a large snake swam between my legs. I'm not a herpetologist. I don't have a latin name for what I saw. But my 28-year creek boycott is still going strong.

Preparatory, MN

Thursday, July 26, 2018

READY-TO-WEAR

Ready-To-Wear

Ready-To-Wear // July 2018

Ready-To-Wear

Saturday, June 30, 2018

WILL NOT RELEASE HOUNDS

Won't Release The Hounds

As a reward: $ Will not release hounds.

Won't Release The Hounds

Won't Release The Hounds

Friday, June 29, 2018

NOTE TO SELF: MAIL TO SELF

Note To Self: Mail To Self

While I’ve yet to be beaten to market with a faster cheetah, I can’t tell you how much it keeps me up at night.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

EMENDATION, MN

Emendation, MN

Emendation, MN // June 2018

Emendation, MN

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SUMMER /// 2018

SUMMER /// 2018

I've always thought people picking their desert island songs were being completely impractical. I mean, how long is a radio hit? You're supposed to be on the island for-goddamn-ever. At least pick a live version of "Born to Run". What, you got something else going on? Stretch it out. Jesus. Anyway.

This mix isn't desert island songs. It is pretty long though. We've got to be prepared. Just in case this is finally the glorious SUMMER OF CHRIS that lasts forever.



01 . Blanck Mass . Please
02 . The Field . The More That I Do
03 . Jon Hopkins . Luminous Beings
04 . Kelly Lee Owens . Bird
05 . Dedekind Cut . Equity
06 . Skee Mask . 50 Euro to Break Boost
07 . Boy Harsher . A Realness
08 . Jpegmafia . Macaulay Culkin
09 . Cannibal Ox . Pigeon
10 . Erykah Badu . Mr Telephone Man

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BEE-EYE-EN-GEE-OH

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

I was trying to figure out whether one could paint with bingo dabbers. But now I find out they’re called “daubers” and the world is upside down.


Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Monday, May 21, 2018

WELL, YES AND NO.



In the eternal demo stage, I do something and ask myself days later if all the noises fit together. But days later me never has a hard answer.

Friday, May 18, 2018

OKAY, YES.

Okay, yes.

Okay, yes. It is an illustration of myself making this illustration.

What? I don’t tell you how to run your goddamn feed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

PIECEMEAL, MN

Piecemeal, MN

Piecemeal, MN // May 2018

Piecemeal, MN (Detail)

Friday, May 4, 2018

GOOD NEWS // BAD NEWS

Good News // Bad News

Well, I’ll start with the bad news. I hate watercolor paper and don’t see any future using it. The good news? I have hundreds of goddamn pages of it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BLESS THIS BLOTCHY MESS

Bless This Blotchy Mess

Watch me post this like I know how watercolor works and I wasn’t just scrubbing that s*** off of my desk.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

AVAILABILITY, SHE IS LIMITED

Availability, She Is Limited

I decided to get all limited edition this week and make a few of the "Reynard The Fox" drawings I've been doing for sale in my shop until Sunday night. 
After that, the rest will all probably end up on my Mom's refrigerator. And to be clear, they're original 1-of-1 drawings. Prints won't be happening.

Available this week only at shop.christopherberryltd.com

Availability, She Is Limited

Monday, April 16, 2018

FRITZ, THE FOX, AND I

Fritz, The Fox & I (Mine)

Fritz, The Fox, and I (Mine) // April 2018

Why all the foxes? Okay, shut up I'll explain the foxes.

I was introduced to Fritz Eichenberg by accident. I didn't officially study illustration in an institution like Pratt or the University of Rhode Island, where he headed art departments through his career. A 23-year old version of myself stumbled upon his plates in a copy of Goethe's "Reineke Fuchs" at a Seattle used bookstore in 2004. That 23-year old version of myself probably had a few Sunday lunch beers, so stumbling seems like the correct descriptor.

In the intervening [inaudible]-teen years, I've drawn hundreds of variations around his phenomenal "Reynard The Fox" prints for myself. Not so much for the eyes of anyone else.

So the fox. I don't consider the fox a mood-setter exactly. Not the basis of another drawing either. The fox is like how a musician with nothing just plays a D-minor just to hear something. Or a writer without a story yet just starts tapping out a description of the room they're in. There's this major thing left out of those lame "work hard" creative inspiration quotes on designer's walls. That art and creativity aren't fun 90% of the time. Because those are the times you're starting, you dislike yourself for not having anything new to say, and you lack the luxury of blaming your badness that day on a confusing client or exhaustion.

And let me be clear: I am certainly no Fritz Eichenberg. He was a master engraver and educator and I'd love it if you'd searched him out today. He left a brilliant wake. For me personally, Mr. Eichenberg and his fox hold my aimless hands through the self-pity stage. I draw the fox when there's no place to start. And when I'm lucky, I'm somewhere else before the whiskers are on his chin. Maybe not. But this year I decided to let myself indulge in the beginning of the process for a while. So I'm sharing the foxes and their inspiration.

Okay, I'm done. Go make something. Don't dislike yourself. Love you. Bye.


Fritz, The Fox & I (His)

Fritz, The Fox, and I (His)

Fritz, The Fox & I (Mine)

Fritz, The Fox, and I (Mine)

Fritz, The Fox & I (His)

Fritz, The Fox, and I (His)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

YOU PLAY ENTIRELY TOO MUCH

You Play Entirely Too Much

You Play Entirely Too Much // April 2018

Okay here's what happened: I made a really, really good uppercase 'Q' yesterday. I didn't know what to do with it and things obviously got out of hand. The irony here is I would've gotten a lot more errands done last night had I not been playing entirely too much.

There are prints and products available through my Society6 shop today. And every day. That sounded really finite, didn't it? Sorry.

You Play Entirely Too Much (Detail)

(Detail)

You Play Entirely Too Much (S6 Products)

(Via Society6)

You Play Entirely Too Much (S6 Products)

(Via Society6)

You Play Entirely Too Much (S6 Products)

(Via Society6)

Friday, April 6, 2018

APOLLO & VENUS & THIRTY YARDS OF FABRIC

Apollo & Venus & Thirty Yards of Fabric

Apollo and Venus and Thirty Yards of Fabric // April 2018

A new print available today through my Society6 shop.

Apollo & Venus & Thirty Yards of Fabric (Detail)

(Detail)

Apollo & Venus & Thirty Yards of Fabric (Detail)

(Detail)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TEMPTATION, MN

Temptation, MN

Temptation, MN // April 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

SPRING /// 2018

SPRING /// 2018

Opening day is close enough for me. So here is a mixtape with the word "SPRING" on it. I'll get snowed in within two days because the weather gods think it's their job to kill my vibe. But the joke's on them, they aren't even real.



01 . Against All Logic . This Old House Is All I Have
02 . Everything Is Recorded . Close But Not Quite
03 . Emily Yacina . Dove
04 . Young Fathers . Wow
05 . Shintaro Sakamoto/Shunsuke Ono . Disco Is
06 . Digable Planets . 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
07 . Khruangbin . Evan Finds the Third Room
08 . Symmetry . Streets Of Fire (Instrumental)
09 . Vince Staples . Summertime
10 . Four Tet . Evening Side (Oneohtrix Point Never Edit)

Monday, March 26, 2018

LE RENARD (AVANT ET APRÈS ET AVANT ET APRÈS)

Le Renard (avant et après)

Le Renard (avant et après) // March 2018

The second print in an experiment with the monoprinting process. Again, this includes the original transfer print and the following round of ink drawing and collage.

These may become for sale in a few weeks. So keep a watchful eye on that.

Le Renard (avant et après)

 (Original Transfer)

Le Renard (avant et après)

 (Detail)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

LE RENARD (AVANT ET APRÈS)

Le Renard (avant et après)

Le Renard (avant et après) // March 2018

The before and after of a recent experiment with the monoprinting process. Here you're seeing both the original transfer print and the following round of ink drawing and collage.

Before, I Guess...

 (Original Transfer)

Le Renard (avant et après)

 (Detail)