Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

#8 "The Beauty of Static" February 1, 2010

This is the first T&J drawing that was commissioned. Well, sort of. Our co-worker Mike "The Woodman" Woodward has a band he calls "The Drip." He comes out with an album once or twice a year and one Sunday night he saw the previous T&J with the football player and wanted to use it as his album cover. Tim and I told him that was ridiculous and told Mike that we would make him a custom-made album cover. So we started on this one. The album is called "The Beauty of Static," hence the name of this one. We wanted the cover to look like what the album sounded like, but since we had never hear the album we had to guess. We had heard Mike's earlier work so we went with that as our base. The music is electronic in nature and very trance driven, so we wanted to make something that would translate that feeling. I am not sure if we succeeded or not, but Mike liked the colored version enough to use it as his album cover! T&J drawings were finally legitimate! Sure, Mike self produced and distributed the album itself, but our drawing made it into the real world as a physical product. You can buy one from The Woodman by emailing him at: 
and you can listen to tracks off this album and others at:

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