Posts Tagged 'AIGA'

The Foul Mouths

This past week was the annual AIGA Cocktails & Creatives Bowling Night. This event brings together members and non-members for an evening of competition, fun and camaraderie. I have taken an interest in doing more with digital illustrations, and took this event as an opportunity to practice by putting together a team name, the Foul Mouths and creating a poster for our team table. Our team didn’t win.. or even come close for that matter, but we had a lot of fun and it was great to come out and see everyone as always. Check out the winners on the AIGA Jacksonville Chapter blog, and pictures form the event on their Flckr account.

— Jim


Jolly Green Munny

This is the second of three toys that I did for the recent Designers in Toyland show that took place at the December 2nd Art Walk. It is titled Jolly Green Munny. It is a 4 inch Munny that I covered in materials used to make trees and underbrush for model train sets. I cut off the top part of the head and (since munnys are hollow) filled it with rocks. I also put a tree on top. It took awhile to glue all the stuff on him but it was worth it.

-nick v.

Jolly Green Munny
4 inch Munny

O’brien—from Designers in Toy Land

Designers in Toyland, an AIGA fundraiser and custom toy show, this past week at Art Walk opened up the doors to an outstanding turnout. There were so many people passing through to see all of the amazing pieces done by a grouping of 80 artists/designers. It was such a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful event. Check out all the great photos taken at the event from the links in the previous post from Nick, and take a moment to check out this video posted by Urban Jacksonville as well as this video from one of our classmates, Jesse Sison.

A great thing about the show was the opportunity to try something new. I decided that I wanted to paint one of the Kid Robot Munny dolls such as I have seen other friends do in the past. The Munny dolls come with a random assortment of additional attachments to differentiate similar models from each other, and mine happened to have a hat that pretty much helped me immediately decide what I wanted to do with mine. Below are a few photos.


7-inch Munny
acrylic on vinyl

“Untitled” munny

This past Tuesday, we participated in the Designers in Toyland show at this months Art Walk. I submitted 3 toys (2 munnys and a gum ball machine). The show was a lot of fun and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. Over 8o artists participated and the toys were all amazing, so many talented artists. The turnout was awesome, so many people showed up. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for all the artists who participated. And in case you didn’t make it out, there are plenty of pictures you can look at here, here, and here.

Below are pictures of my first toy (although he was the last toy I did), a 7 inch Munny. He is titled “untitled” munny.  I used paint pens to draw all over him and I am really happy with the way he turned out. I plan on posting the other toys later on in the coming week so keep an eye out for those.

-nick v.

“Untitled” munny
7 inch munny
paint pens on vinyl

Designers in Toyland!

You like sweet toys? Well if you answered yes to that question then I got just the event for you. AIGA Jacksonville presents Designers in Toyland at the December Art Walk, December 2nd from 5-9 pm at the 229 N. Hogan Street Studio. Designers in Toyland is a custom toy show featuring over 80+ artists who will be showing their sweet toys that they created. Jimmy and I will be participating along with some of our friends, so make sure you come check it out. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to The Big Fun Box. It’s going to be an awesome show and you definitely don’t want to miss it.


be there or be square,

-nick v.


So last month I participated in the AIGA Jacksonville’s Always Summer Poster Show. I meant to post my entry sooner but kept putting it off because I was either busy or I would forget. Pretty soon I felt like too much time had passed so I just decided not to post it. Then last night I went and watched Joey Cape of Lagwagon play at Jackrabbits and I immediately changed my mind. It was such an awesome show. He played a lot of Lagwagon stuff plus a couple of new songs off his new acoustic album.

See for the Always Summer Poster Show, artist were to pick their favorite summer song and create a poster for it.  I chose to do a poster for Violins by Lagwagon, specifically the acoustic version which is on the Joey Cape/ Tony Sly  acoustic split.  I had never heard the acoustic version until this past summer when my friend gave me a copy of the split and I came across the song. I listened to the song a countless number of times this summer on my drive from Seattle to Jacksonville. It is definitely one of my favorite Lagwagon songs and after hearing the acoustic version, I liked it even more. I’m pretty stoked that he actually played it last night.

18 x 24 
“Because you put me out, the butt of a sick joke,
into this ashtray life, as you come and go…”
Below the poster I put the part of the song that I was thinking of specifically when I was sketching out ideas for the poster. It’s one of my favorite lines from the song. As you can tell, I went for a more literal approach of the lyrics when illustrating the poster. Enjoy.
-nick v.

AIGA Atomic Sketch: Art Walk September 09



As we blogged about before, this past Wednesday night for September’s Art Walk we were invited to illustrate along side fellow AIGA members: Ashley Hazen, Ed Hall, Karen Kurycki, Katy Garrison, and Varick Rosete. The event was called Atomic Sketch and it was unanimously considered to be a good time and successful experiment—not to mention eventful in raising funds for the Jacksonville chapter of AIGA. The event went down with the artist spread out across a number of set-up tables drawing, painting and inking live for all those who would happen to walk by.

The pressure was on as we started, but in no time everyone started to go with the flow and have fun with what we all like to do. Everyone was quite focused yet took time here and there to greet and speak with interested people from the audience of Art Walk observers. It was great to see the interest of both kids and adults. We definitely had a great time and hope to do this again sometime.

To see all the photos taken from the event, and all of the artist’s work produced that night, check out the AIGA Jacksonville Flickr page. Also, check out this video from Florida Times Union.

Below here are the pieces that we contributed throughout the night. 

—The Fridge Guys



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