That’s how would sum up the networking cycle, which is the current that runs through the wiring of our freelance studio and powers what we do. We could both be working the 9-to-5 graphic design jobs we originally set out to procure and just illustrate off to the side, but we wouldn’t be able to… Read More
Let us begin this post by stating the obvious: we’re Disney nerds. As illustrators looking to improve our craft, what better way is there to feature some of our favorite bits of the Disneyverse than by drawing them and regularly posting them to our blog? Today’s Disney Spot comes from one of our favorite Magic… Read More
We recently posted Return of the Conductor, our old-timey conductor in a reprisal role of mascot for NC Rail-Trails’ annual fundraiser 5K. Today we’re proudly showing off the poster we created for the event. If you’ll be in the Durham area, sign up now and reserve your spot!
When it comes to keeping records, chances are good that you, or someone you know, has a friend or acquaintance who writes down everything. Joel is our in-house record keeper, and today’s post marks the tenth anniversary of a series of his notebooks. Here’s a mini-memoir he wrote about them: I’ve been compulsively writing things… Read More
On the way out of town today, we stopped by a local pastry shop for some lunch. Never ones to shy away from the “When in Rome” way of life, we went for the classic Scottish quick lunch. Pictured above is Joel’s choice, Irn-Bru (the quintessential Scottish soda) and pork pie.
When a recent logo inquiry included the phrase “You had me at posting about your Harry Potter Movie Week,” we had a good feeling that we’d hit it off. Sure enough, we had a blast working with Jenni on her rebranding, which involves a shifting from focusing solely on photography and branching out into lifestyle… Read More
We don’t typically offer up sketches of our logo process to the public, but working with Oh My! Handmade Goodness has been a fun treat because of the nature of the blog! Jessika of OMHG has a strong sense of community for her blog followers and contributors, and as a result, has been posting process… Read More
Today we’re reviewing what we like to call This Paper Ship Studio Lite (with optional trademark symbol if you’re feeling it), the core of essential equipment for any This Paper Ship Mobile Unit. The key pieces of hardware: • Our laptop, Winston, with all his necessary cords • Our giant Wacom tablet, which is actually… Read More
The picture of working while traveling often seems rosy: whether it’s a beach trip, visiting family at Christmas, or even heading to the in-laws’ house for the weekend, we often find ourselves needlessly lugging our studio equipment wherever we go. We say “needless” because in truth, the spare time for work that we think will… Read More
Today Ashley spoiled Joel in a major way, as a thank-you for holding down the fort during her month-long battle with pneumonia, by making him a giant meal centered around from-scratch sweet potato biscuits. We’ll do a how-to post in the future, but suffice it to say that it also involved peach chutney, slow-roasted… Read More