Sydney, Australia Save the Dates

4 Feb 2014 9:00am

Custom Sydney, Australia Save the Date wedding postcards created on heavyweight natural linen white stock.

Sydney, Australia Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

Custom Lettering Illustrations

1 Feb 2014 9:00am

What a pleasure it was to create these custom hand lettering drawings / illustrations for a close friend of mine to give as holiday Christmas gifts to family. Both were tailored for each family… incorporating all family member names and then encapsulated as a whole in an illustration that said something about the family style.

Custom Hand Lettering Illustration by Architette Studios

Custom Hand Lettering Illustration by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

Rockefeller Center Drawing

29 Jan 2014 9:00am

For the Christmas holiday season, I had the pleasure of creating this custom hand drawn illustration of the world famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink in New York City for a client whose main office headquarters overlook the rink and plaza area.

Rockefeller Center Hand Drawing by Architette Studios

Lucky me, I am very familiar with the whole entire area… I worked at the Rock Center Cafe restaurant for 3.5 years during college! The best part about the job, was being on my feet all day (I’d love to find a way to do that now!) and being able to meet people from all over the world!

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

Sacramento, California City Skyline

26 Jan 2014 9:00am

The capital city of the great state of California… Sacramento! This new city skyline is now up in the shop!

Sacramento, California city skyline by Architette Studios

Sacramento, California city skyline by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

Social Media Birthday

23 Jan 2014 12:07pm

A fun birthday card I created for a very good friend… who happens to be on all the same social media as I am (and millions of others!)

Social Media Birthday by Architette Studios

Social Media Birthday by Architette Studios

Social Media Birthday by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

Skillshare with Mary Kate McDevitt

20 Jan 2014 9:00am

I cannot even recall how I first discovered the hand lettering work of Mary Kate McDevitt, but I have a feeling it was something about the Handwritten Letters project she did a couple of years back. In any case, I have been a big fan of her work for years, so when she announced that she was launching a Skillshare class, “The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch“… I signed up immediately!

The object of the class, was to pick your favorite quote that you would like to have hand lettered into a design that could be featured on a poster / wall hanging. There were many steps to the process… but the phrase I wrote for this hand lettering project was: “Our homes and cities form constellations on Earth”, It was inspired by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book entitled “The Poetics of Space“. (His quote was: “The houses of men form earthly constellations.”… but I think the ladies should be in that quote too!!)

We started with a word list of what we had hoped to convey in the design of our quote…

… and then a mood board…

Then we brainstormed a bit on what possible products our quote/design could be used for…

So I gathered up my typical tools for when I create new drawings/sketches… and got to work!

We started with some hand lettering warmups! Referring back to my mood, inspiration and product boards, I created the following lettering sketch warm-ups. I sort of ended up combining different styles, quite by accident… but in any case, it was good to get the creative juicing flowing! (I think my favorites are the “dimensional” and “san serif” ones!)

Then it was on to some quick thumbnail sketches… to get some ideas on how to layout my quote. I spent no more than 3 minutes per rough sketch in my moleskin notebook to prepare for the more refined sketches. I didn’t think about what lettering style I would use in the end so much, but rather focused on just the general layouts.

I actually couldn’t decide which to go with most, so I ended up drawing more detailed versions of all seven! I can say though, I really love the way #1, #2, #5 and #7 turned out.

I decided that from all the layout sketches… I liked #7 the most… and moved on to a more detailed sketch version of that one. It was borne from wanting it to be something completely different from the rest of them! I incorporated homes and a city skyline… and for kicks… a random retro rocket, which actually… worked out pretty well!

Then it was on to the final inked and colored version! It is something I am still proud of. Big THANKS to Mary Kate for sharing her wonderful talent with us all. I could probably still do even more with this, but had to draw the line somewhere! I learned many things that will definitely come in handy for years to come for both personal and client projects with Architette Studios!

Hand Lettering by Architette Studios

Visit this link to see more behind the scenes sketches… or to sign up for the class your self, please use this link (I get a referral credit!) Cheers!

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

NYC Birthday Invitations

17 Jan 2014 9:00am

Custom NYC Taxi inspired birthday invitations.

Metro Card Birthday Invitations by Architette Studios

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

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Design Rewind: Project New Years 2010 Construction

14 Jan 2014 9:00am

Today, a look back to a Construction Series card I designed for the 2010 New Year… back when I would print each card and hand color before sending! (wow.):
Item: Project 2010 New Years Construction // Inks: Various, hand colored drawing

Project 2010 New Years Construction by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2014 www.architettestudios.com

City Skyline Place Cards

11 Jan 2014 9:00am

Various city skyline place cards personalized to match their table card “destination” for a wedding reception.

Custom city skyline place cards for a wedding reception by Architette Studios

Custom city skyline place cards for a wedding reception by Architette Studios

Custom city skyline place cards for a wedding reception by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

NYC Save the Dates

8 Jan 2014 9:00am

Custom New York City skyline save the dates on heavyweight canvas stock.

Custom Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

New York City Skyline Save the Dates

5 Jan 2014 9:15am

Custom New York City skyline save the dates on heavyweight natural linen stock.

Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

 

Chicago to Washington DC Moving Announcements

2 Jan 2014 9:00am

A very cute custom moving announcement for a girl who is always on the move. Featuring the city skylines of Chicago and Washington DC… “It just keeps happening… same girl… another new home.”

Custom Moving Announcement by Architette Studios

Designed by J.Bishop of Architette Studios. Image blurred for privacy.

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Bali, Indonesia Skyline

30 Dec 2013 9:00am

New in the shop… the Bali Skyline

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios

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Albany, New York Skyline

27 Dec 2013 9:30am

Now featuring the city skyline of Albany, New York.

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios

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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.

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Graphic Design + Creative
New York City

Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

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