San Diego shed a tear when the design duo of Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols (aka JOLBY) sought rainier pastures in our neighbor to the north, Portland. (Damn you Oregon for stealing our creatives!!) However, upon discovering that local gallery Subtext – who rules, by the way – will be playing host to the boys next month, it was as if the skies had opened and angels dumped glitter on our faces from the heavens! Yeah, we like Jolby.
“Shapes and Smiles” opens December 6 and runs through January 16 at Subtext in Little Italy (whose current show “Homeroom” was a smash hit!). They’ve been tantalizing us with sneak peeks from the show, and we are all beyond excited to see what characters they have in store for us. Great art, great dudes, and cute to boot! What’s not to love about Jolby?!