Christmas in June for Jeremyville and Kiehlâ€™s
The holidays come earlier and earlier every year. And honestly, today we’re a part of the problem. It’s June and we’re already telling you about one of our artist’s holiday projects, but we couldn’t hold the secret anymore. This winter Jeremyville is debuting his collaboration with Kiehl’s in an unprecedentedly huge collection that runs the gamut from beauty projects to accessories. Jeremy applies his signature playful look mixed in with traditional Holiday imagery bringing the season’s joy with a splash of silly.
Jeremyville created a series of tessellating prints that play off wrapped gifts, stars and holly, and tree ornaments, that will be featured on traveling toiletry bags and gift boxes for any well chosen gift. He’s also created a winter ice skating scene that will grace a similar box. Inside these boxes and bags, customers will be able to place their, Crème de Corps, Calendula Herbal Toner, and Ultra Facial Cream that also feature designs by Jeremy on the packaging.
The exchange of gifts every holiday season is guaranteed to leave smiles in its wake, but with Jeremyville’s work included on these items the smiles are sure to be that much brighter.
Jeremyville Commutes to the Future with Lyft
It’s time to rethink your commute.
In the last couple years everything we know about getting from point A to point B has changed. Less than a decade ago you either had to have your own car, use public transportation, or try to flag down a cab – too tall an order during rush hour. Now with Lyft, users merely put their current location into an app and a car will come pick them up taking them anywhere they want to go. This system is becoming more and more familiar but with that familiarity comes a paradigm shift where users rethink how they’re traveling. For Lyft’s latest campaign that teaches us “Riding is the New Driving,” they linked up with Jeremyville to help them spread the message, along with creative agency Made.
Jeremyville’s illustrations are based off real life with cars, drivers, and pedestrians all on their way to their next destination, but he reinterprets that reality into a cartoon aesthetic. It’s like a window into a new world, a change of scenery while still immediately familiar. That distance allows us to give over to a new way of thinking. “Together, we have the freedom to go where we want, when we want,” says Lyft. With cars and drivers available at the touch of a few buttons, you never have to wait on another train, or hope for a free taxi ever again. The world is open as far as the road is.
Right now, you can find these ads all over New York City. In a subversive twist, most of them are on traditional forms of transportation. From city buses to subway stops, anywhere you’d normally find yourself looking for a ride, Jeremyville and Lyft are there to remind you: we live in the future. It’s time to make your commute work for you. Go where you want, when you want. And you can start right now.
Jeremyville Visualizes The Reality of Data Mining
Personal privacy is under attack. The invasions into our daily lives have been decried from one narrative edge to the other. Whether it’s Google tracking your online shopping to tailor your ad experience on Facebook, to the inspection of data usage to secretly change your cellular experience, companies are mining data that has often not been knowingly handed over. That has been the story for the last couple years as this practice becomes more developed. But Kate Kaye from Advertising Age wanted to dive a little deeper and see what the real life abilities of these companies are. What she found may surprise you: the data mining isn’t as sophisticated as you think, and has the potential to become even less effective.
Kate Kaye lives in Jersey City which is widely ethnically and financially diverse, and therefore location based data represents such a spread that it's hard for companies to simplify neighborhoods like her into easy data bites. To help tell the story of this foggy data, Ad Age contracted Jeremyville to illustrate the madness of collecting this data. On her three-week sojourn, Kate Kaye voluntarily had three separate companies track her movements and lived life as normal. Her typical three-week experience brought her from Jersey City, throughout Manhattan, from buying groceries to donating blood. Jeremyville had to capture this breadth of lived experience from one side of the Hudson to the other.
The challenge of these data companies is to discern between different city dwelling citizens, so Jeremyville captured the confusion and energy of New York and New Jersey on the cover of Ad Age’s “The Data Issue.” Whether doing their laundry, shopping, or fishing in the river (which always yields alarming results), the movement of so many people is hard to track successfully purely because the volume of data is almost impossible to penetrate. Jeremyville’s aesthetic lends itself to movement and confusion, while keeping it playful and exciting.
It’s a constant battle between data creators and data sleuths, one chasing the other who doesn’t realize they’re being chased. Volume and variety is what creates the challenge and Jeremyville was able to capture this perpetratorless chase through his energy and style.
Volkswagen Shares the Secret Cities of America
Cities inspire us. They excite us. They are homes and hostels. They show us worlds we never knew, and new ways to see what we've always known. Everyone's city is different, even if they live in the same one, and each version is an intimate secret.
To celebrate their new Golf, Volkswagen wanted to show off the cities that go unseen; the energies and spaces of places known to those who love, visit, and live in these places but unknown to the novice. The unsharable stories and the unshakeable inductions. They wanted to show the cities in America that are privately seen, and they chose artists to be the guides.
Andrew Bannacker got to illustrate Washington, DC. He put together a veritable map of the US capital showing off presidential monuments, the White House, the capital, the zoo, and even a presidential motorcade. But Bannecker is savvy and didn't forget that Washington, DC is in the context of the mid-Atlantic United States. He shows off the crabs of Maryland, and the football and hockey of the locals. It's classic aesthetics and a faceted look at one of the most complex cities in America.
Jeremyville composed the story of his New York City. Looking like an updated version of Saul Steinberg’s “View of the World from Morvan 9th Avenue,” Jeremyville imagines the city from a few intersections in the Lower East Side. In classic Jeremyville form, everything and everyone in the image is a character, from grumpy rats, to horrified hotdogs, to a cup of coffee and his phone. NYC is moving, in action, and on its way. It’s a maze of energy and flow, unstoppable, but he’s left a place for you.
For Jeff Soto, it was Los Angeles. His LA is a little glitz, a little glam, and a lot of twilight. The sun and moon appear, ready for their close up, as the sun sets over the ocean with waves enough for surfing. The cityscape sits in the background with the burnished edges of the failing daylight, with stars and birds filling the sky. The watchful eyes of owls regard the streets and cacti, while a dragon slithers by a cat. Jeff Soto’s LA is quiet from a distance. He finds the peace of it and offers that peace.
For VW, Artists Across America is about activating people. Inspiring them. They shared the visual stories of these cities, and anyone can take them home. They've made the entire collection printable, so that anyone can print, cut out, and assemble paper versions of these artist experiences. Not only that, they've also made the 3D version of the Golf available for anyone to print, blank. VW only highlighted five cities and five artists, but the idea is to empower all Artists Across America and the cities they live in.
So print one out. Draw the experience of your city or your town. Join Andrew Bannacker, Jeff Soto, and Jeremyville. Tell the secrets of your home.
Jeremyville and Buff Monster Get Fungal
Travis Cain used to design toys professionally before he left to pursue other opportunities. But it's still a form he believes in. "As kids we all had toys and loved toys and I just love the idea of the form of toy but having it be a little more collectable, like a piece of art," he says. "Like a little mini sculpture." That's why even though he's not doing it every day, he still found time to create Fun Gus, an anthropomorphic mushroom with a great attitude. "I thought of Fun Gus a couple years ago and it’s just been something that I’ve been working on continuously as I’ve had time," he says. "He comes purely from the idea that 'fungus' could be split into two words." When it came time to produce the toy, he wanted to get a few more hands on the project.
Enter Jeremyville and Buff Monster, along with Frank Kozik. Jeremyville and Buff Monster have become famous for their darkly whimsical takes on the more playful world that Fun Gus inhabits. There were obvious choices when it came for Travis to find collaborators. In fact, Travis never designed a "basic" Fun Gus. There's no official design for the character, so when these three artists came to give their takes on Fun Gus, it was an exploration for everyone.
"I love [Jeremyville's] characters, they're weird but fun and cute at the same time," says Travis. "And I just love the worlds that he creates. I thought that his style would be perfect for Fun Gus." Jeremyville’s Fun Gus is a freckled, wide-eyed, green dude sporting a teeshirt that says “Sprout Up!”
One relationship led to the other when Jeremyville helped bring on Buff Monster. "I’ve been a huge fan of [Buff Monster's] work for a while," says Travis. "He’s designed a lot of toys so he’s really well known in that world. Actually Jeremy, introduced me to Buff Monster." Buff Monster’s Fun Gus, called “Pink Power,” is a cycloptic powder pink guy with buckteeth and a drippy painted head. He wears a teeshirt featuring a similarly bucktoothed, cycloptic monster who is a little less polite.
Both Jeremyville and Buff Monster’s designs for Fun Gus will be available to the public as Travis gets closer to launching the toys. He’s putting together a Kickstarter campaign that will feature rewards that include the standard Jeremyville, Buff Monster, and Frank Kozik Fun Guses, as well as special edition version available only to Kickstarter supporters.
We’ll let you know when the Kickstarter campaign goes live so anyone can grab their very own Fun Gus. If you want, you can sign up to be notified when the Kickstarter campaign is ready at www.heyfungus.com.
Studio JeremyVille lends their playful energy to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM
The words “Fashion Week” inspire thoughts of glamorous influencers fighting through the lightning strikes of paparazzi flashes, overdressed models and fashion editors with pinched faces. Bucking this image, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM Miami went in a very different direction opting for a lighter and more playful energy around their four days of industry insight. To do so they commissioed Studio JeremyVille to help them with an energetic switch up.
IMG Fashion approached Studio JeremyVille to create a design that would reflect Miami, the home of the event, that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM could use as a part of their visual identity. JeremyVille and Megan Mair worked together on a piece that was inspired by the aesthetic culture of Miami and would build on what Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM was already doing. Studio JeremyVille says, “The design 'Reflections' is inspired by the vibrant world of Miami Beach, with its classic Art Deco architecture, colorful beach scene and the iconic pool at The Raleigh hotel.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM went on to use ‘Reflections’ for a host of visual communication outlets. They used the banner for the fashion tents, as wraps on official Mercedes vehicles, street pole flags, and the banner for their official Twitter account (it’s still up!). Adopting the image as a huge part of their visual identity meant that JeremyVille’s typical playful and carefree style left an indelible imprint on such a high profile, international even.
The full banner includes images of surfers on and around their boards, friendly dolphins expelling water through their blowholes, beach lifeguard towers, figures in California Dreamin’ revelry, and graphic patterns recalling the design history of the area. As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM hit their 10th Anniversary, JeremyVille and Megan Mair reached into the past and looked to the future for a timeless representation to celebrate Miami.
AI-AP Includes B&A Names in American Illustration 33
Five Bernstein & Andriulli talents are "Selected" winners of AI-AP's American Illustration 33.
The catalog contains: Bright Nick Summer bumpers by Jeremyville; two works by Josh Cochran – "The User Experience, Team of One" and "S.E.A. Food: The Street Food of Southeast Asia" for Lucky Peach Magazine; Stan Chow's "Return Engagement," a portrait of Metropolitan Orchestra conductor James Levine for The New Yorker; John Hendrix's "Shooting at the Stars" and "The Sittin' Up" book covers, along with pages from his Church Sketchbook series. Yuko Shimizu rounds out the group with cover art for both DC Comics' "The Unwritten" and Kelly Luce's short stories collection "Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail," and her piece "Birds and Bees" for Nautilus Magazine.
Submissions by "Selected" winners appear online and in the AI33 book, to be released come November.
Jeremyville's 'Ticket Wars' for Fast Company
Fast Company's December 2013/January 2014 issue contains a six-page editorial spread illustrated by Jeremyville. The topic? Ticket Wars. After receiving a group of text boxes, infographics, and additional data, the artist set to work on developing characters, scenes, and a digestible layout. "All of the elements were hand drawn, which were then brought into [Adobe] Illustrator and colored, grouped and moved around," Jeremyville explained. "The great design team at Fast Company made a challenging brief much simpler and provided easily understood and precise feedback on changes. It took longer than many of my other jobs, but the successful end result justified the extra time."
Recap: ABCecret WALLS
A good time was had by all at Ace Hotel NY last Thursday at Bernstein & Andriulli's Monorex event: ABCecret Walls. A heated art battle took place between two teams: advertising stars Matt Egan of BFG9000 and Gian Galang of The Brooklyn Brothers versus art stars Jeremyville and Buff Monster. Black pen and paint splashed on 6 ft x 10 ft canvases, as some crazy imagery took form. B&A's Aaron Barr played emcee for the night, keeping the crowd amped, checking in with iconic judges Ron English, Carlo Mccormick, Goodwives and Warriors and Stephen Bliss for their thoughts on who had the edge. Deejay John McSwain rocked the house, and Stoli served up Secret Walls branded cocktails with intriguing names such as “Sticki Canvas” and “Battle Portion”.
Everywhere film crews and photographers documented art history in the making, and we took a few pics of our own, including some Vines of the drama in action. It was a close competition, with the ad creatives getting a good strong start, but in the end artists Jeremyville and Buff Monster triumphed with their inspirational “Stay Free Forever” piece. We all felt like winners though, with the mass of free swag available, including a copy of Mass Appeal magazine, Jeremyville RAW, and a freshly minted “ABCs of Contemporary Creatives”, penned by CDs Tim Nolan of BBH and Jen Lu of Droga 5, designed by Shotopop, and illustrated by B&A artists.
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Thank you to everyone who made it out and a very special thanks to Ace Hotel, Stoli, and Mass Appeal.
Photo credit: Angie Bruno/Josh Wong Photography
Hello Kitty, Hello Art!Hello Kitty is celebrating the third anniversary of her 35th birthday with an art compilation book, Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Dozens of artists from around the world are featured including Gary Baseman, kaNO, Jeremyville, and Tara McPherson. The book is 200 full color pages of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio pals My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz-Maru, Little Twin Stars, and Chococat.
In a recent interview with Cool Hunting, Gary Baseman said this about the brand behind the favorite feline: "Sanrio seems to have a natural ability to remain young and playful as its own characters, embracing fully current trends in fashion, product design, and art." kaNO's piece, a 48" x 30" acrylic on wood titled "Hello Mello," is a snarky depiction of Hello Kitty's musical rabbit friend, My Melody. "Music is such a huge part of my creative process and I felt [My Melody] would give me a lot to play with."
For more information on the compilation, visit the Abrams Books or Sanrio websites.
Jeremyville and CMJ Hit the High Notes
If you're not familiar with the CMJ Music Marathon, then one look at Jeremyville's illustration for the festival should get you up to speed. His art for the FADER/Converse CMJ party is a visual overload featuring every possible scenario you could ever encounter this week.
CMJ Music Marathon is New York City's resident music festival. It happens every October and sees hundreds of people coming in from all over to catch the latest up-and-coming bands. Travel is a prevalent theme, with images of people walking, biking, and skateboarding throughout. All characters in the illustration are sporting slick Converses as they stroll every which direction. Some well-known streets in Brooklyn, NY are labeled like Metropolitan Ave and Grand, signifying that this is the center of the action. Characters are also depicted jamming, singing and rocking out to music. Overall, Jeremyville's illustration conveys the feeling that this is a music festival for everyone and creates a sense of community.
Threadless Made By JeremyvilleJeremyville's Community Service Announcements started as a way for him to express "something about navigating this life, and about my fears and hopes and dreams." Now 600 CSAs and two years later, Jeremyville's CSAs are making it onto t-shirts through a collaboration with Threadless. Thirteen designs were chosen for the collection, which launched on Threadless September 19th.
Distribution through the world's biggest online t-shirt community is no small feat and so to celebrate, Jeremyville threw a launch party last Thursday at his SoHo NYC studio. We arrived fashionably on time and really had the opportunity to look around the space. Jeremyville transformed his studio into a mini retail pop up, with a large table and clothing rack to display his Threadless tees. Cocktail servers were appropriately donning Jeremyville/Threadless swag and Jeremyville himself was wearing a black jumper with "Studio Jeremyville" and his Twitter handle stitched across the back. In between chatting up guests and being a great host, Jeremyville snapped up a few pictures. Check out some of Jeremyville's designs below.
Studio Jeremyville for Goldfish Crackers
Studio Jeremyville creates a series of amusing adventures for Pepperidge Farm's new Flavored Blasted Goldfish Crackers. The illustration studio was approached to draw notebook sketches that would become the basis for the cracker brand's new ad campaign. The team at Young & Rubicam sent the words and visuals and Jeremyville drew them in his signature high school sketchbook style. The ads feature the full sketchbook pages with goldfish crackers engaged in different adventure stories. Jeremyville calls it a "fun job" and jokingly adds "with lots of cracker crumbs on my drawing table."
See more of Studio Jeremyville's illustrations here.
Client: Goldfish Crackers
Agency: Young & Rubicam
Art Buyer: Bill Gastinger
Creative Director: Eric Glickman
Illustrations: Studio Jeremyville >
B&A Artists for Fashion's Night OutFashion's Night Out, the after-hours shopping event, returns for a third year this Thursday, September 8th. The global initiative is sponsored by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and was first put on in New York back in 2009. It expanded around the US and the globe the following year. For one night only, retailers stay open late and throw parties and offer giveaways in the hope of getting people to shop. Jeremyville, Stockton Johnson, Kareem Black, and Tes One lend their talents this year to the events.
Jeremyville will be at the Swatch store in Milan to launch his watch for the Swatch x KidRobot collaboration. He'll also be painting a large swatch and a 4 foot Dunny live at the event. In China, Stockton Johnson's photographs of Chinese designers' exclusive FNO outfits will be part of an exhibition at Xintiandi Style in Shanghai. The images will later be part of a fashion editorial spread in the October issue of Vogue China.
Tes One will be at the GUESS store in Soho, New York to custom illustrate canvas totes. The store is hosting an I Heart NYC-themed evening and the totes will be given away as gift bags for attendees. Kareem Black consulted with Neiman Marcus on a live fashion shoot for their event. The uptown store approached Black for help making their event cooler and livelier.
Fashion's Night Out will be held in stores and online worldwide on September 8th. For more information, including event listings, visit the official site.