Christmas Bird Guide

25 Dec 2013 5:00pm

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas holiday so far! I wanted to share with you, the personal holiday Christmas cards I designed and sent out to my family and friends this year. Actually, they are more like Christmas booklets! Inspired by the layout and design of the famous Sibleys Bird Guides, and my love for drawing birds in the year 2013, I created a Christmas Bird Guide.

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Featuring eight originally hand drawn birdies from the South Texas area where I live, each one is digitally embellished with a bit of Christmas flair, accompanied with a little Christmas-laced story. In addition to that, you’ll see an image of the birds typical habitat, silhouette likeness and similar Christmas “species”.

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I hope they’ll be enjoyed… fly on!

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

www.architettestudios.com

Studio Vacation

21 Dec 2013 8:25pm

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season! Today marks the first day of the studio holiday vacation. (I am almost 2/3 of the way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin as I write this!) I will return to the studio just before the New Year! I will still be answering messages, and orders may still be placed in the shop… but will be shipped upon my return.

It’s also not too late to find Architette Studios goodies in certain retail locations found here.
Keep warm and Merry Christmas to all!

A Kerisma Christmas

18 Dec 2013 9:00am

Based out of Los Angeles, and founded by a magnificent father/daughter duo (a daughter who is also a great friend from my architecture days at Pratt Institute!) Kerisma Knits explores everything from knit basics and beyond. You can find their original works all over the United States! It was a huge and great honor to create holiday greeting cards for their clients of all the other places in the world they aspire to be.

A Kerisma Knits Christmas by Architette Studios

A Kerisma Knits Christmas by Architette Studios

Cards and design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Knitwear and photo by Kerisma Knits.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Design Rewind: Project Christmas Tree Construction

15 Dec 2013 9:00am

Today, a look back to the very first Construction Series card I ever sold back in November of 2009… and one of my most popular sellers… “Project Christmas Tree Construction“:
Item: Project Christmas Tree Construction // Inks: Various, hand colored drawing

Design Rewind: Project Christmas Tree Construction by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

O Little Town of Birmingham

12 Dec 2013 10:59am

A very clever use of the city skyline of Birmingham, Alabama… O Little Town of Birmingham.

O Little Town of Birmingham by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Hand Scripted Baby Names Pt. 2

9 Dec 2013 11:07am

Some newly hand scripted baby names… as a result of posting these back in September!

Baby Name 1: Tucker

Baby Name Lettering by Architette Studios

Baby Name Lettering by Architette Studios

Baby Name Lettering by Architette Studios

Baby Name 2: Mary

Baby Name Lettering by Architette Studios

Baby Name 3: Adalee

Baby Name Lettering by Architette Studios

… and while posting about hand lettering, if you are a subscriber to my periodical newsletter (about 4 times a year)… you would have seen this fun hand lettering I did for my Black Friday weekend sale! The photo is of an Eastern Bluebird taken near the coast of Texas… south of Houston. (Did I ever mention I love birding?) Cheers!

Black Friday Hand Lettering by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Project Snowman Construction

6 Dec 2013 9:00am

Based on last years Christmas Edition Construction Series Project Snowman card, this company holiday card was customized with a double border matching the colors in their company logo.

Project Snowman Construction by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Project Christmas Ornament Construction

3 Dec 2013 9:00am

They’re here! This years Construction Series Christmas edition has a double issue!

Project Christmas Ornament Construction by Architette Studios

Now introducing Project Christmas Ornament in both Gold and Blue.

Here they were as a mere sketch on paper

Project Christmas Ornament Construction by Architette Studios

Previous Christmas and Hanukkah Construction Series editions include:

Christmas Tree
Christmas Snowflake
Christmas Lump of Coal
Christmas Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
Christmas Snowman
Merry Christmas
Hanukkah Dreidel
Hanukkah Menorah
Hanukkah Latke
Hanukkah Sufganiyah Jelly Doughnut

… and coming soon… this years City Skyline Snowglobe Limited Edition cards! One hint… candy canes! :)

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Birmingham, Alabama City Skyline

30 Nov 2013 9:00am

Nicknamed the “Magic City”, the city of Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama, founded in 1871. I was commissioned to create this city skyline for a fun Christmas card design, which I will update about a little closer to Christmas!

Birmingham, Alabama City Skyline by Architette Studios

Birmingham, Alabama City Skyline by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Constellation Reception Table Cards

27 Nov 2013 10:00am

There are a total of 88 constellations of modern astronomy in the night sky. Prepare to see 20 of them here in one of the most celestial, and perhaps all time favorite wedding reception table card project I have ever worked on to date! I’ve always been a child of space wonders, (my first word as a baby was “moon”) and so creating these night-sky-infused table cards for an evening wedding on Catalina Island, Avalon, California was “heavenly” for me… no pun intended.

Already familiar with my Zodiac Construction Series designs, and using 7 of my already existing zodiac designs to use in the series, the brides mother and I chose an additional 13 constellations from the night sky so as not  to have an obvious “zodiac/horoscope” theme. The final 20 constellations chosen were Andromeda, Aries, Canis Major, Cassiopeia, Crux, Draco, Gemini, Hercules, Leo, Libra, Lyra, Orion, Pegasus, Sagittarius, Taurus, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor and Virgo.

Constellation Wedding Reception Cards by Architette Studios

Going with Metallic Cayenne Orange and Metallic Tiffanys Blue double backed cards, the Metallic Natural White reception card was designed to have the Avalon, Catalina Island, California city skyline at the very bottom, with various stripped down constellation illustrations above. Lots of research went into each illustration: star position, layout on card, star names, Greek names, etc.

Constellation Wedding Reception Cards in progress by Architette Studios

Constellation Table Cards by Architette Studios

Constellation Wedding Reception Cards by Architette Studios

Constellation Wedding Reception Cards by Architette Studios

I have a total of 25 of the 88 official constellations researched and illustrated now… perhaps I should just keep going with the remaining! :)

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Project Beer Tap Construction

24 Nov 2013 8:00am

This custom Project Beer Tap construction blueprint design was created for a client who was surprising her husband with a real beer tap in their new home kitchen renovation job for his birthday! He is an avid at-home-brew-maker, and two of this top favorites were brews in which he named after their pet Havanese dog named Olive. The beer tap handles and coasters in the notations have a custom image I drew of Olive.

Project Beet Tap Construction by Architette Studios

Project Beet Tap Construction by Architette Studios

Project Beet Tap Construction by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

2013 www.architettestudios.com

They’re here! The 2013 Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards featuring your choice of any city skyline are now available in the shop! (Blast back to see the 2012, 2011 , 2010 editions.

Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards by Architette Studios

Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards by Architette Studios

Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards by Architette Studios

Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards by Architette Studios

Limited Edition City Skyline Snow Globe Christmas cards by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Design Rewind: Retro Rocket Suite

18 Nov 2013 9:00am

Today, a look back to March 2010:
“Retro Rocket” : This is the very first wedding project I ever created!
Item: Retro Rocket Wedding Suite: Invitation (5×7″), RSVP postcard (3.5 x 5″), Reception card (4.25 x 5.5″) and Table cards (4 x 11″)
Inks: Midnight Black + Cayenne Orange // Stocks: Cayenne Orange + Natural Textured White // Font: Riesling //

Design Rewind: Retro Rocket Wedding Suite by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

 

What’s Your Letter?

15 Nov 2013 8:30am

Now for a fun, new endeavor open to my clients. Our studio is proud to announce a new on-going project called What’s Your Letter? to promote old-fashioned snail mail, and to foster my new-found interest in hand lettering/typography. Your answers to my questionnaire directly influence my design to create a unique, one-of-a-kind hand-drawn letter.

What's Your Letter Project by Architette Studios
 

Read the FAQ’s on how to participate! Each individually inspired letter-creation will be posted on the blog and map after it has already been mailed out to you! Be sure to check back often, pass on the word via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hash-tag #WhatsYourLetter and I look forward to drawing you a letter soon! Check out the beta-letters already opened to a small group of participants on the blog now.

Orlando, Florida City Skyline

12 Nov 2013 9:00am

What I like most about the city of Orlando, Florida… is the sheer amount of space Lake Eola takes up in the skyline geography. The city is nicknamed “The City Beautiful”, and I can see why! Europeans first arrived to what is now known as Orlando in 1536, and the city is said to be named after a plantation owner in the area who had carved his name in a tree near what is now Lake Eola. The tree became known as “Orlando’s Grave” or more simply now, as “Orlando.”

Orlando, Florida City Skyline by Architette Studios

Orlando, Florida City Skyline sketch by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com



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Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

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