Who are you?
Thank you for your interest in Android Jones’ art! For all inquiries regarding art commissions, live performances, workshops, licensing, album covers and any other professional requests please contact Android’s Universal Adapter, Wild Droid: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in obtaining a print that is not currently available in our online store please send an email along with a picture of the image you are interested in to Dharma Droid: email@example.com
Android loves to hear from you and you make his passion possible through your ongoing support! We encourage you to share the love on Android’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AndroidJonesart
Again, thank you so much for your interest! We hope to hear from you soon.
Love, the Droid Team
Lyons born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He graduated from Lyons High and went on to Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. He interned at Industrial Light and Magic and worked as a concept artist at Nintendo. Upon leaving Nintendo, he founded Massive Black, a concept art company based in LA. In 2005, Android began his career as an Independent Artist. He is a pioneer of digital painting and projection art, continually pushing the edges of humans, technology, and art. He has projected on the Sydney Opera House and worked as a commissioned artist for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has participated in festivals on 6 continents.
"I've seen things in this life that I am incapable of translating into words. In my practice I have visited realms where the imagination ends, and the terrifying beauty of infinity unfolds over and over again. If I could distill into words exactly what motivates me to create the art that I make than it would not be worth making it. Instead I have chosen the Pen.
Honestly I don’t know why I make this art, or what compels me to keep creating it; it’s a mystery I intend to pursue for the rest of my life, and each image brings me closer to the Ultimate Truth."
My name is Android Jones and this site is run by myself and a small team of droids.We create all of our prints in-house. Actually it's a barn, so they are all "In-Barn" prints.
Why do you sell the items you sell?
It's a simple equation; time is my most valuable possession and making art is the best use of my time. I sell my art so I can buy back more of my time that I will spend making more art. I love when you buy my art because it is what enables me to create more art for you and the world to enjoy.
How do you determine the prices?
Prices are based on creating a sustainable equation that covers the price of equipment, ink, paper and the labor it takes to make these prints and other goods available, as well as to supply the stability we need to fulfill your requests in the realm of printing and making new art.
Who are the people on your team?
Android Jones: Art Creator and Instigator -Wild Droid: Universal Adapter- Dharma Droid: Printing and Shipping Goddess- Stitch Droid: Apparel Production Manager
What is a 'giclee' print?
In the late 1900s as digital print makers were trying to add more perceived value to large format high quality printing they were unsatisfied with the name "Inkjet" so they invented a new world that sounded much fancier, and that word was 'giclee'.
What kind of printer do you use?
Prints are created using Cannon and HP printers. In my 15 years as a digital artist I have seen thousands of prints from a variety of different machines. I have also been around long enough to see prints fade and deteriorate with time. I did years of research before investing in these printers. I use inks guaranteed to last over 200 years and if kept out of direct sunlight, the prints look awesome well after you are looking at this world from the other side. I have tried to make the prices as accessible as possible. If you have never invested in a work of art before, I would like to do what I can to be your first.
What kind of inks do you use?
I print with archival inks guaranteed to last for 200 years or more on high quality fine art paper and canvas. In other words, the prints will not only look amazing, they may outlive your human lifespan.
What does 'limited edition' mean?
A 'limited edition' is a piece of art hand signed and numbered by the artist, typically in pencil, in the form (eg): 14/100. The first number is the number of the print itself. The second number is the number of overall prints the artist will print of that image. The lower the second number is, the more valuable and collectible the limited editions are. A small number of "artist's proofs" may also be produced as well, signed with "AP" or "proof" etc. Each limited edition print will also be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity that details the number of the print in the edition, as well as the signature and original thumbprint of Android in order to avoid any counterfeit prints.
What tools do you use to create the art with?
Most of my work is created on Apple computers. I use an extra large Wacom tablet and pen. The main software is Corel, Painter 12, Photoshop CS5, and Z-brush.
When will my print arrive?
Most items ship in 3 weeks or less. If you have an event, birthday, or special occasion and you require the print to arrive at a specific time please make sure to let us know.
Unsigned prints can ship out within a few days, However, the caliber and originality of Android's art is dependent on his ability to travel and fitting a 400 pound printer is beyond what most airlines allow. Therefore, seeing that signatures are important to you they are just as important to us as well, in case Android is traveling though at the time we receive your order we will have to ask for your patience or ship it out to you unsigned, which is always an option. A real droid will respond to your emails about any questions you have, so if you are needing more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will 'giclee' prints be stretched?
Shipping costs for stretched canvas can rival the costs of materials and labor involved in stretching canvas prints. Therefore we choose to ship canvas prints unstreched, with 2 inch borders. Your local frame shops can professionally stretch and frame prints.
What if I want something I can't find in the store?
We can create custom-sized prints. If there is something you would like but that you are not seeing available in the store, please email email@example.com
. For any special requests we will send you a bid estimate of costs.