Jan
31
2010

Roots Jam Session 2010

It has been a dream of mine for the past 12+ years to work with the Legendary Roots Crew, and luckily enough Recycle Love, ‘the Art and Soul of” ETC.STUDIOS, was asked to work on the visual branding for the 6th Annual Roots Jam Session!  I put much time and love into an illustration that I  felt represented the band at it’s essence.  Something that would would visually read ‘roots’ and ‘band’ immediately. This year’s Roots Jam, produced by Keldof Marketing, and Tina Farris Tours, partnered with the launch of Reverb’s non-profit coalition: Green Music Group and thus took on a more ‘green’ and ‘environmental’ feel. Stay tuned for updates on how to get one of the 500 limited edition Lithographs I signed and numbered (a few with many musicians) and all profits going towards the non-profit.

The concert was amazing, the night fun, and I was even lucky enough to meet some of the tremendously appreciative band (Quest and Tuba specifically!).

I WILL work with them again!

ries

LOVE the Roots! Peas out, Carrots in!

Jan
1
2010

2010 ‘AGENCY of RECORD’ for CHAYA

Back in early September of 2009, ETC.STUDIOS was approached by the Director of Marketing at CHAYA restaurants regarding their Beverly Hills location.  The request was simple, help redesign their menus to a more ‘French Bistro’ feel to get ready for the CHAYA Brasserie 25th Anniversary.  Easy enough, right?

Well, not only did we nail the menu on the first round, we were asked to take on the entire visual branding for the event itself coming later in October of ’09! With the little time available, we created a look and feel that tried to combine the ‘French bistro’ of  a Brasserie with the literal japanese definition of CHAYA, meaning ‘Tea House’.  What came out was a beautiful illustration that would automatically fall under our ‘Art & Soul’ arm of Recycle Love!

What came out was so visually appealing to the owner Yugi-son and the entire management team, that they asked ETC.STUDIOS to take over as the creative Agency of Record for 2010!  We be handling the day-t0-day creative for both print and web, as we will working closely with CHAYA for their upcoming Venice 20th Anniversary and their San Francisco location’s 10th Anniversary.

Stay tuned!!!

Jan
1
2010

ETC.STUDIOS.COM WEB 2.O GOES LIVE!!!

ETC.STUDIOS WEB 2.0 LAUNCH

Yes!!!!

We finally did it! After years of contemplation and months upon months of production, we finally put up a site we feel strongly about.  Much thanks to Tyson Clayton (buy that domain name son!) at Tecvisuals.com for the master programming and late night trouble-shooting. This thing is gonna be TITS!!!

WEB 2.0 social networking is not to be underestimated in it’s marketing impact of online content generation and distribution… and ETC.STUDIOS is planning on embracing this aspect to it’s fullest! 2010 is a year of reassessing, rebuilding and repositioning!  We hope you enjoy, start to follow and check back often.  Not only do we want to create visually arresting imagery, but we also want to be viewed as an authority of what is visually arresting… whatever and wherever that is…

Peace…

Ries