20 January 2015

New Logo For The Rib Whisperer

I had the pleasure of working with the fine folks over at The Rib Whisperer to develop their new logo for all their BBQ sauces, rubs, and spices. It's really cool to see an idea go from a sketch to an actual label on a bottle of BBQ sauce. You may have seen Trace Arnold on the History Channel traveling the country with his big smoker. He is known for his big personality and his big cowboy hat.  He also owns a local BBQ joint called 3 Stacks in Frisco, Texas. Here is what I came up with for their design:

Final drawing

The final product

09 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! 2014 was a great year!  I am working hard to get 2015 started off on the right foot.  I have a lot of new things in the works I can't wait to share.Here are a few images from my phone from the last few months:

 Texas Starburst Sketch 

 Super cool Pearl Beer Clock I saw at Yeyas Antiques

 I'm working on many new designs for our pals over at Haus of Growlers

 Texas Roadtrip Design

 New ceramic DeZavala star mugs - What a hit these have been!

 New collaborations with our friends at Hemlock & Heather coming soon! 

 Lone Star Beer box I saw at flea market

Our new shirt warehouse! It's crazy how much growth we have had at Tumbleweed TexStyles!

14 November 2014

Jon Flaming - Oil On Canvas

I went to the David Dike Fine Art Gallery in Dallas last night for the opening of the Jon Flaming show - Oil On Canvas -Paintings of the Texas Oil & Gas Industry. I have been following Jon's work for a couple of years now and I was finally able to see it in person.  It was also great to actually get to meet Jon and his family.  They are such nice folks.   The show runs until December 6th.  If you are in Dallas get over there and check it out! The west Texas themed paintings are just my style!

13 November 2014

The Daytripper Season 6 T-shirt Design

Original sketch in my sketchbook

Daytripper Red

Testing out Textures by Fred Rodriguez

Daytripper Teal

I had the privilege to help Chet Garner of the PBS TV show The Daytripper design his new shirts.  I created the text and Chet and his design crew finished it out!  I think they turned out pretty cool.  You can get one here.

30 October 2014

New Stuff I've Been Working On This Week

Antlers and Rifles

DeZavala Flag Tee

Local Texas

These are a couple of the projects I've been working on this week.  I love sharing my progress photos and works in progress on Instagram.  If you are on Instagram you can follow my 3 pages:

@jebidiahtexan - artwork and drawings
@junkytrinket - personal page - photography, food, travel, and more
@shoptwt - Tumbleweed TexStyles - My apparel brand

24 October 2014

Texas T-shirts!

 Dallas Socialite
 Funky Town - AKA Fort Worth
 Luv Ya Houston
 Marfa Lights
 Professional Texan
 Weird Austinite
West Texas Drifter

Here are 7 new t-shirts I created for my shirt company, Tumbleweed TexStyles. The font and text themed shirts have been so popular for the last few years I figured I'd throw a few Texas versions out there. You can purchase one HERE

24 September 2014

Circles Conference 2014

Palace Theater - Grapevine TX

Waiting for the 1st speaker

Hard 8 BBQ in Coppell 

Last week I took a few days off from school for some "me" time.  I needed to clear my head, get some inspiration, and meet some new people.  Last spring I discovered that Circles Conference was going to be going on in Grapevine, Texas, which is just about 30 minutes from my house, so I signed up way back in March. My co-worker Fred Rodriguez also signed up.  We are both really interested in the foundations of design, the business aspects of the design world, and making connections with fellow creatives.  Well, this conference did not disappoint. The conference was set up with guest speakers throughout the day, with a Q/A panel after lunch. Here is a list of the speakers:

The Heads of State - Philadelphia Design Firm
Jay Argaet - Art and Communication Director of Hillsong Church
Kathleen Shannon - Braid Collective
Lee Steffen - Creative Penguin
Doug Bowman - Stop Design
Becky Murphy - Designer/Illustrator
Matt Lehman - Designer
Josh Brewer - Designer at Twitter  
Josh Higgins - Designer at Facebook
Jessica Hische - Letterer & Illustrator

I will not go into all the details, but each one of these speakers had a great message and some really good insight on being creative and making your mark in the design world.  They had some really cool vendors set up in the overflow room - WarStics and The Giving Keys were my favorites.  Printed Threads was there doing live screen printing too. Really cool! They had a great after party at the end of day one where dinner and drinks were provided!  I met some really cool people from all over the country.

I was also able to meet a few people that I have followed for a while through blogs, Instagram, and podcasts.  It was really cool to connect with these guys over some small talk.  Really great guys and super talented artists.

Kyle Steed
Sean McCabe
Jeff Sheldon

Everyone here was really friendly and open.  It was refreshing to not have to deal with the "artists egos" floating around.

I really didn't know what to expect from a design conference going in as a rookie.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got inspired to keep plugging away, try new stuff, and shoot for the stars. Please take a few minutes to check out the Circles Conference website.  Maybe I'll see you there next year.

11 September 2014

Texas Roadtrip

I have always had a fascination with campers and travel trailers. I love the idea of hitching one up and taking a trip in a vintage Airstream. Maybe some day. Above is a drawing I did a few days ago of a truck camper.  I'm not sure what text or font I want to go with this image yet.  I'll be heading out to Lubbock this weekend and thought this might get me in the mood for a change of scenery for a few days on the South Plains. 

05 September 2014

Friday Free Day

 Rio Grande headwaters - a long way to the Gulf of Mexico

 Drive to Marathon, Texas

 Gruene Hall on a Sunday afternoon

 Kayaking off Miramar Beach, FL

 Our new Republic of Texas window decals

My red cooler - I never take a road trip without it!

As I am trying to organize some thoughts and get some ideas for posts on paper, I thought I'd post a few pics of my favorite things from the summer of 2014.

Republic of Texas decals can be purchased here

Start your own sticker showcase on a Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler, Stainless-Steel Finish

Ocean Kayak - Just like the one we have back in New Braunfels - Ocean Kayaks Malibu Two XL Tandem Angler Kayak - 2014


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