Jim LePage, Author at Old & New Project

Putting on and Old & New Gallery Show


Last year, Origins Art Space (a small private art gallery in Williamsport, PA), did a gallery show of all the round 1 designs. Putting together a gallery show can feel intimidating. While it is definitely a lot of work, it’s very possible for a few people to put together a show. Joshua Troxler was one of the people who put together the gallery show in Williamsport and we asked him to share tips and advice that might help others who want to put on an Old & New gallery show. Thanks, Joshua!


The Old & New show I helped put on at Origins Art Space last year ended up being a huge success. The pieces were seen by hundreds of people and still float around the community. A lot of hard work (and figuring things out) went into the gallery show, but it’s something anyone could do if they have the time and resources. Here are a few things that you might find helpful if you put on your own show. Read More

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Round 3 Artists

We’re gearing up for round 3 and once again we’ve got a killer lineup of artists. Ladies and gentlemen, the artist roster for round 3.

Adam Anderson
Alexandra Beguez
Allie Smith
Anna Hurley
Brian Doc Reed
Chank Diesel
Ciara Panacchia
Corbin Watkins
Dominic Flask
Emily Dove
Jana Kinsman
Joe Cavazos
Julie Frey
Matt Stevens
Melanie Matthews
Mikey Burton
Shed Labs
Sophia Foster-Dimino
Tommy Chandra
Travis Brown

Round 3 launches in April. Subscribe to the site RSS or follow Old & New on Facebook and Twitter to get future updates.


Artist Openings for Round 3

We are currently working on the artist roster for round 3 which will launch this spring. In the past, the artist roster has been filled by us searching out and inviting specific artists. For round 3, we’d like to try something different. We’ll still have around 2/3 of the spots be filled by that traditional type of invite but we’d like to make the rest of the spots open for people to apply.

If you’d like to apply to be a contributing artist for round 3 of Old & New, email us and include a link to your portfolio. That link could be a portfolio site, Dribbble, Behance, etc. As long as we can see samples of your work.
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Artist Q&A: Chris Koelle


[Editors Note: As always we want to support our contributing artists however we can. Chris recently illustrated The Book of Revelation, the entire final book of the Bible illustrated in graphic novel format. Preorders are open today, so check it out.]

1. What does an average day look like for you?

Recently, the nights fade into morning by waking up to the loud sounds of our baby Pearl talking jibberish and eventually crying her eyes out, then our son Marshall running around causing early morning chaos. My wife and I eventually roll out of bed, change diaper, make breakfast for Marshall, then for ourselves. I make the coffee, strong, French press. Turn on the stereo and play some soothing morning music. Sit, eat, drink, try to wake up, see what’s happening on the iPad, check emails (this morning screen time is a habit I honestly need to break). The rest of the day depends on whether or not I have any client work / deadlines. If so, I’ll get to drawing, Photoshopping, reference hunting, scanning, whatever’s necessary. If not, recently I’ve been making an effort to play and record music (if the house is quiet enough). The studio (at home) gets messy fast, so I’ll clean up here and there. Working from home, the days always have their fair share of parenting and house chores to do between my wife Annie and myself, in addition to work projects, which is sometimes fun, sometimes stressful, especially when under a heavy deadline. We have a big yard so it seems there’s always some kind of yard work to do. There’s almost always music playing in our home. After dinner around the table, mom and I get the boy in bed and enjoy the quiet by reading, watching Netflix, surfing the web, listening to music, laughing at our adorable baby girl, et cetera. Read More


Artist Q&A: Alex Griendling


1. What does an average day look like for you?

I wake up around 6:15 every day, get ready, then work on personal projects before leaving for Google at 7:41. Sometimes I do freelance work, but most times I’m just making something for fun, writing a blog post, or, if I’m feeling lazy, surfing Reddit. Right now I’m using the time to answer this Q&A. So from there I go to work and try my damndest to make the internet a better looking place, then head home and goof off until bedtime. Goofing off entails any number of things, from working on content for my blog to playing games with my fiancé. Sometimes I stay up into the early morning hours and work away on something if I’m excited about it, and sometimes I just fill all my free time with Diablo III. Read More


Artist Q&A: Amy Hardy


1. What does an average day look like for you?

I’ve become a morning person. After a big cup of coffee, a bike ride or swim, and some good people-watching on the bus—I start my day job at 8 am. I recently switched jobs from an ad agency to an inHouse corporation, so I’m still getting used to my new art director gig. Usually my days are fast-paced, unpredictable, and very collaborative. After work, I either meet friends for a happy hour or head home to spend time with my husband.

Some days are easier than others, but for the most part, I aim to approach each day with a confident, positive, and humble attitude.

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