Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline

12 Sep 2013 9:00am

Not too long ago, I was commissioned to draw the capital, and largest city in Iceland. The city of Reykjavik is located in the southwestern most area of the island, but is the considered the worlds northernmost capital. It is believed to be the first settlement in Iceland, dating back to the year 870 CE, but really became established as a trading post with steady development in 1786.

Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline by Architette Studios

Dominating locales and structures in the skyline (from left to right in my skyline) include the University of Reykjavik, the Tjörnin (the pond),  City Hall, Landakotskirkja (Landakot’s Church) and Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland), all of which are nestled in the beautiful landscape along the Faxaflói Bay shore. All of this can be in enjoyed in my city skyline illustration of Reykjavik as a stationery set, print, or many other items in the shop.

Reykjavik, Iceland City Skyline by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Hand Scripted Baby Names

8 Sep 2013 9:45am

What I love most, is when a client comes to me with an idea for something completely unlike anything in my current portfolio. This always gives me a chance to create something outside of the “normal range” I always work in. So when a good friend of mine from high school asked if I could create two unique baby name artwork pieces to frame for two new baby nurseries… I could not wait to get started! The theme was to be anything in the feminine realm of florals and leaves, with the addition of little sheep illustrations from Sheeptails.

Baby Name 1: Olivia
"Olivia" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Olivia" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

Baby Name 2: DayceeJo
"Daycee Jo" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Daycee Jo" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

… and seeing as how my friend had also had a new baby addition, I decided to create one for her as well… Clara!
"Clara" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

"Clara" Hand Scripted Baby Name by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Turks and Caicos Skyline

5 Sep 2013 9:00am

When I create a new skyline drawing, I often do a quick google image search of the locale to get an overall feel. So naturally, I was so excited to be commissioned to draw the skyline of Turks and Caicos by a client whose honeymoon destination was there in Grace Bay. Just google “Turks and Caicos” and let your eyes bathe in those pretty blues… wow.

After listing what locations on the island my client wanted to see, I came up with this skyline of her area of Grace Bay, which was later inked and finalized as a print for her to frame.

Grace Bay Skyline Proof by Architette Studios

I also created this overall island chain “skyline” which is now available in the shop!

Turks and Caicos Skyline by Architette Studios

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Project Chai Latte + Jameson Whiskey

2 Sep 2013 9:00am

Every few months or so, I am commissioned for a Construction Series design that really makes me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Project Chai Latte was one of those moments.

Project Chai Latte Construction Proof by Architette Studios

Project Chai Latte Construction by Architette Studios

Along side it, I was also commissioned for Project Jameson Irish Whiskey… two projects for “His” and “Hers” prints, if you will. Upsidedown Smiley

Project Jameson Irish Whiskey Construction by Architette Studios

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Los Angeles Invitation Suite

30 Aug 2013 8:00am

Back in March, I was commissioned to draw the Los Angeles, California city skyline for an upcoming custom wedding invitation suite. When adding color, I decided to go the route of watercolors… and the final result was this beautiful wedding invitation suite featuring a double border in mint + antique gold on both the invitation and RSVP postcard + a matching mini gift registry card and thank you cards. All printed on heavyweight canvas stock and paired with a mint envelope.

Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

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Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Invitation Suite by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Thank You Cards by Architette Studios

Los Angeles Wedding Thank You Cards by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Kansas City Library Wedding Reception

27 Aug 2013 9:45am

These custom menus, table and seating/escort cards were created for a wedding reception being held in a library in Kansas City. I wanted their surroundings to translate subtly into the paper works, while maintaining clean and classic design.

Using the couples duogram at the top, the Kansas City skyline adorns the bottom of the menus, using fonts and colors to match what they had used on their previously sent invitations.

Kansas City Skyline Menus by Architette Studios

For the seating/escort cards… I pre-printed the names of all the guests to coordinate with the table numbers, just above the Kansas City skyline drawing.

Kansas City Skyline Seating Cards by Architette Studios

The table cards took on a library book theme… pulling the couples duogram into the “publication”.

Book Tablecards by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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New York City Save the Date Postcards

24 Aug 2013 9:00am

Custom New York City skyline wedding save the dates featuring Manhattan in all its goodness. :)

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

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New York Skyline Wedding Stationery

21 Aug 2013 9:00am

A couple of months ago, I featured these Shanghai city skyline wedding invitations. The same beautiful bride, planned to also have a wedding reception in New York City for all her friends state-side. Here are a few of the items created in a New York theme.

Wedding reception table cards:
New York Theme Table Cards by Architette Studios

Wedding Escort/Seating Cards:
New York themed Escort Cards by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline menus:
New York city skyline Menus by Architette Studios

New York themed thank you cards:
New York themed thank you cards by Architette Studios

New York themed thank you cards by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Happy Trails Farewell Card

18 Aug 2013 9:00am

A custom happy trails, farewell card featuring the San Antonio city skyline and little blue vintage Corvair convertible.

Happy Trails - Farewell card by Architette Studios

Happy Trails - Farewell card by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Nova Star Delphini 2013

17 Aug 2013 9:00am

This is not an astronomy blog, but it is one of my biggest hobbies and love to share my celestial findings. Discovered on August 14th by amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki of Japan, a new star explosion known as a “nova” flared up in the night sky. Online news updates said that it would reach its highest magnitude lastnight, and would be visible with binoculars, so I thought I’d give it a look!

I live in a fairly dark night area way outside of San Antonio, Texas city limits… and I am telling you… I had a very hard time finding it. Finding the Summer Triangle was easy, and star maps located Nova Delphini 2013 to be just outside of the bottom leg of the Triangle (outlined in purple).

Summer Triangle

So even though I still couldn’t see it by binoculars, I knew where it would be in the sky, and trusted that my camera would “see” it for me… and it did! I had zoomed in on constellation Sagitta closest to Altair, and caught the Nova with a 1 second exposure, ISO 3200, F/4.5 photo!

Nova Delphini

(Don’t be confused by the tree leaves being in different locations in the two photos… I had moved all over the yard!) The Nova is showing signs already that it is fading, so I am glad to have caught it while it was shining as brightly as it was.

Want to see more astrophotography?
Comet Panstarrs at Sunset
Geminid Meteor Shower

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Design Rewind: 80’s Costume Party

15 Aug 2013 9:30am

Today, a look back to July 2011:
“80’s Costume Party” : An 80’s inspired theme for a set of surprise 30th birthday invitations. Channeling Madonna, Michael Jackson and Olivia Newton John…

Item: Surprise 30th Birthday Invitations
Inks: Midnight Black, Fever Pink, Grass Green and various for illustration // Stocks: Bright White Linen, Fever Pink envelope, Neon Green and black tiger pattern envelope liner //
Fonts: Neon Lights, Dojo // Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5″

"80's Costume Party" Design Rewind Board by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Maastricht, Netherlands City Skyline

12 Aug 2013 9:00am

The world is a small place! I don’t pretend to be a pro at the whole Twitter thing, but one day while searching for beautiful letterpress… I found the work of Stephanie of Pink Orchid Press. I am weak in the knees for letterpress and was impressed by her work and decided to “follow” her tweets, bookmark her blog feed, and “heart” her shop on Etsy. All of that caught her attention I suppose  and we struck up conversation about city skylines. Soon, she and I soon discovered we are both from the same small area, of the same city in the great state of Texas! She has since moved to Virginia, but we knew we just had to collaborate on a project!

Thus… the city skyline of Maastricht, Netherlands was born. She will be sending these to the press soon… super excited to see how they look in the permanence of letterpress. Swoon.

Maastricht, Netherlands city skyline sketch in progress by Architette Studios

Maastricht, Netherlands city skyline sketch in progress by Architette Studios

Maastricht, Netherlands city skyline sketch in progress by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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San Francisco Bay Save the Date Postcards

9 Aug 2013 9:00am

These custom Save the Date postcards feature the commissioned skyline drawing of the San Francisco Bay… capturing the Golden Gate Bridge and Mt. Tamalpais. Handscripted lettering adorn these heavyweight canvas stock save the dates.

San Francisco Bay - Golden Gate Save the Dates by Architette Studios

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San Francisco Bay – Golden Gate Skyline

6 Aug 2013 9:00am

One of the first city skylines I drew for the shop was San Francisco, California. It is well overdue for an update, however I was contacted to create a skyline looking away from San Francisco… and towards the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Capturing Mount Tamalpais in the background, this custom city skyline gives a view from the other side.

San Francisco Bay skyline sketch in process by Architette Studios

San Francisco Bay skyline by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Colorado Springs City Skyline

3 Aug 2013 9:00am

Located in the center part of the state… and south of the capital of Denver, Colorado, the city of Colorado Springs resides at the base of the Rocky Mountains… overlooked by the famous Pikes Peak. When I was commissioned to draw the city skyline, I was also asked to include Peterson AFB,  Air Force Academy Chapel, and the Garden of the Gods as well. This proved to be a bit of a challenge as it encompassed a wide area outside of the Colorado Springs city center. At the scale that would be been “accurate”, all the locales would have been teeny tiny and almost unrecognizable. With a bit of “exaggeration” and scale-skewing, I think the final outcome is most pleasing.

Colorado Springs city skyline sketch in process by Architette Studios

Colorado Spring city skyline by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Jennifer Bishop of Architette Studios
Stationer, artist, and illustrator located
in the Texas Hill Country.


Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

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