Welcome to Jacob Stoltz Graphic Art!
I am proud to announce the arrival of my beautiful daughter, Lucy Rain, born 18 April.
Lucy Rain, First Portrait
Graphite on paper, drawn from life, 8 ½ x 5", 2013
13 April 2013
Another illustration for Tom's Pots, with details of the mugs Tom printed.
Brown Bear Catching Salmon
Ink on bristol, 6 ½ x 10", 2013
17 March 2013
Here's a pretty little invitation I designed for my wife's baby shower.
Baby Shower Invitation
Hand-formatted digital lettering with copyright-free clip art, 4 ¼" x 5 ½", 2013
11 March 2013
BEHOLD! A mighty T-shirt design for LA's premiere fantasy rock band, Ogre Mage!
Ogre Mage T-shirt Design
Ink on paper, 11 x 10", 2013
25 February 2013
Below is my first solo foray into home screen printing. I designed this logo and printed it on T-shirts as gifts for family members.
Stoltz Foam & Paddle Club
Original artwork: black paint markers on Dura-Lar, 12 x 12", 2012
24 February 2013
Ink on bristol, 6 x 12", 2012
Designed for ceramic artist Tom Meyer, of Tom's Pots, Juneau, Alaska.
17 November 2012
I've been very busy lately, so I will post some things from my sketchbook.
18 October 2012
This large drawing of mine hangs in my house, and I finally had it photographed:
Grain Belt Brewery
Ink on 100% cotton bristol, drawn with sable brush, 30 x 20", 2009
Drawn en plein air in my back yard in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota.
See detail in the Landscapes Department.
16 October 2012
Below: a new poster illustration for a solo play, Hard Travelin' with Woody, written and performed by Randy Noojin.
Check out some details of the pencil drawing in the Illustration Department, and several different poster formats in the Poster Department.
Hard Travelin' with Woody Guthrie
Graphite on paper with digital lettering, 17 x 11", 2012
11 October 2012
My logo designs for two websites run by Rick Widen of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click the images to link to their respective websites.
See more variations of the above and below designs on their respective pages in the Logo Department.
1 October 2012
I was surprised to see the logo I designed for the Juneau Empire featured in an AT&T ad.
27 September 2012
Some beautiful designs from my personal collection:
My mom gave me these playing cards— still sealed at the time— for Christmas a few years back, when I lived two blocks from the old Grain Belt Brewery in Nordeast Minneapolis. I'm guessing they're from the 1970s.
More than any other designs, those of classic breweriana affect me deep in my aesthetic heart. Solid and bright colors printed in simple combinations, often— like these— with a touch of gold, an exciting mixture of fancy and modern typefaces, and imbued with a soul of history: the generations of American brewing tradition brought over from Germany.
Breweriana is a bottomless well of graphic design inspiration. The next time you find yourself in downtown Seattle, you have to stop for a meal at The Pike Brewery. The place is a breweriana museum, as well as an excellent restaurant and brewpub. No matter where you sit, you are surrounded by beautiful examples of posters, beer crates, and promotional brewery items of all kinds. They really have an astounding collection. When I was there I thought I was in heaven.
20 September 2012
To celebrate the launch of this newly-designed website:
Ink on paper with digital color and lettering, 2012