Friday, July 27, 2007

brochure and BOOK and beach

Heaven and Hell

A slight re-- working of an older painting. This is from riding next to a storm drain behind a series of faceless new condos in Arcadia. The bottom part is part of a closed of old bridge over the drain. At night even the ordinary condo can look interesting contrasted with something... interesting. ;-)

I should mention the printied cover is darker than this-- this is the ideal...

Book Cover

Just to freshen up this post is a little, this is study 6x8 of a beach comission I'm doing.

Getting this brochure printed up. It's for across the board promotion. A little nicer that a postcard or a business card. I'm using it to promote my one man Show Sept. 22 and my new book. Only two of the images are in the book as it was put together months ago. they will be in the next one though. ;-)

I did the Book with Alberto Ruiz it's the the format of all the other books on his site 48 pages full color, hard cover featuring the work you see right on this blog, see his link for other examples. this is jsut my urban work, no figures. I'm still debating a jacket for it, but if you can't wait you can order the book directly from me by check. It's $26 plus 3 bucks for media rate or six for for priority. California residents add $2.15. I'll be setting up a pay pal account one of these days too. I don't expect to sell out quickly, but there is only 1000 of them. My pal Justin reminded me you can pay me via pay pal using my e-

Just to let you all know how pay pal works when there isn't a direct buying link (like this situation.) You go to your own pay pal account, look under send money, you have a few choices on how to categorize the transaction and you put my E- mail address. Then I get paid.


Blogger tonypetersart said...

Sweet brochure! Money well spent, and I like that you were able to include so many images without seeming cluttered.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree, these brochures are neat! Bill, did you design them yourself, perhaps in Photoshop, and then get them printed?

2:50 AM  
Blogger tlwest said...

congratulations and very well done!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

William, I arrive in L.A the mid-September, so I'll definitely go to your show.

7:56 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Awesome, I'd love to get a copy of your book!

12:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Tony, I thought it might be nicer than the same old post or business card.

3:05 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

aj yes, I put it together using a template from an online printer in photoshop. What's cool is they have a program that shows you the brochure folding so you can see you got it right. If it comes out well I'll plug them.

3:07 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Superb brochure, great to see an artist employing some DIY marketing.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Mr Atrocity said...

William, I was just wondering whether you'd ship your book overseas, specifically in my case the UK? If so what should I add as postage cost?

Many thanks and congratulations on the show and the book.

2:15 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Tl!

5:29 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Stef. That's great news.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Danny Griego said...

Very nice William, looking forward to owning the book!

6:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Jason --Order away! I'll be happy to sell you one.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

that is gonna be one helluva book! Will it feature any of your fine art or will it be a grand celebration of your insano cartoon work! I'm terribly afraid!!!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Bill: I think you mentioned once that you paint from photo reference - is that always how you do it, or do you paint on site occasionally? Which do you prefer?

The book looks beautiful and hopefully I can get my hands on a copy!

10:47 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks ARTP- Like tht tree painting on your blog.

12:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mr., A-- I will be looking into overseas mail prices, with a slight mark up for the customs papers hassle.

12:04 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Danny-- I'm looking foward to selling you one!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill, What?! you got a book out now??

LOL Congrats... I like the promo design and pieces you've chosen look really good.

cheers, Mike

3:40 PM  
Blogger Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Ordered! Looking forward to this book. Hopefully just the first of many!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Mona Mandall said...

Ohhh, I really want the new book! I tried to go to the Verizon pay pal link but I don't know how to get your pay pal site once on the general Verizon site. What do I need to do? Should I wait for you to set up the other pay pal? Anyhow, congratulations.

8:35 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mona and other book buyers...

Just to let you all know how pay pal works when there isn't a direct buying link (like this situation.) You go to your own pay pal account, look under send money, you have a few choices on how to categorize the transaction, and you put my E- mail address. Then I get paid.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

You should definitively look up the oversea shipping costs. I want it TOO! Congrats to the book.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Hattermad said...

Really want a copy of that book...
order it now, or wait for the word?

will any of your figurative work be in it? (really do like it) or is it all your beautiful decaying urban stuff?

2:53 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

I like the study, brings to mind some of the expressionist artists.

12:20 AM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Sorry I've been in and out of the loop lately.
The book thing is exciting--as soon as I get my school finances straightened out, I'd be interested in getting a copy.
In the meantime, I like the new work--the dark rocks look cool among the yellow & blue. It's got a sad-but-hopeful look, like it's 5 o'clock in the mourning.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm in L.A this week William, and I can really recognize the warmth and colours of your paintings, I'm really looking forward to your show when I'm back here for good mid September.
See you then!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Francis Vallejo said...

Great blog!! I really enjoy the book cover...inspiration for the day for sure!! Looking forward to updates.
take care,

10:01 AM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

THat is an AWESOME cover for the book. It catches the eye right away, and only scratches the surface of what one would find inside.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh.. your work is great!!.. i love the brush...
no words man...

7:43 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Love your choice for the book cover, it looks great. I'll have to get one from you tomorrow!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Ger Apeldoorn said...


I would like to order a book as well (and I hope a copy of the brocure will be inserted). Since I am from the Netherlands, I hope you will work out the overseas shipping cost soon. My guess is a $11 priority envelope will do the trick.

1:01 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ger that works for me, if you want to pay pal feel free.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those brochures are schweet! Like 'Heaven and Hell' too. Awesome work, my friend!

2:50 AM  
Blogger chrisallison said...

Hey Bill!

Money's kinda tight right now. Think you'll have a stash that'll last a while?

Your pal,

5:19 AM  
Blogger Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Congrats, Bill! The book is really lovely. It's so nice to see such a beautiful collection of work in this format. If anyone is on the fence, it's well worth the price!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

YOur paintings are inspiring, love the lighting and color!! COngrat!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The book arrived today, and the images are reproduced beautifully. A treat to have.

7:53 PM  
Blogger indigomar said...

Congrats on the book! I'm new to your blog, it's been a pleasure to look at your work. I particularly like your landscapes.

4:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

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7:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Got really behind in a lot of stuff in my life including a lot of posts, my apologies to all- I value all your thoughts I wanted try and catch up on these, but can't seem to find the time to personalize this time. I will make an effort to keep up on new ones.

7:58 PM  

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