Thursday, December 10, 2009


I'm super hyped to announce the release of my first exclusive watch for Vannen! It's a limited edition winter/holiday themed one, just in time for the cold... it comes packaged with a two color signed and numbered screen print, that I actually printed, in a bag full of fake snow. Vannen is also offering free shipping worldwide for the entire month of December!

Buy yours here!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

smirkabout // cellphone & laptop skins

If you have a laptop or a cellphone or any other electronic device, now you can adorn them with my pattern designs. A new company based in Australia just launched called SmirkAbout and they have just about everything imaginable covered by their skins. Protect your stuff while adding a little art to your everyday devices.

Giant Robot SF - Printed Matter 7

I've got 6 different print editions on view at Giant Robot SF this holiday season! The exhibit opens on Saturday December 5th and features a ton of amazing prints from a host of artists from all over the globe.

Giant Robot San Francisco
618 Shrader St
SF, CA 94117

Friday, November 27, 2009

NEW PRINTS!!!!!!!!!

It All Begins With A Smile inspired by the band Mates Of State is an 18 x 24 inch, limited to 50, one color screen print available for purchase HERE.

We Are Not Two We Are One inspired by the band The Kinks is an 18 x 24 inch, limited to 50, one color screen print available for purchase HERE. (this is the third edition, the blue edition and the green edition are both completely sold out)

Paris is an 18 x 24 inch, limited to 50, one color screen print available for purchase HERE.

holiday cards

This is my new holiday card available for purchase from Artists To Watch for 2009... available HERE. They come in boxes of 12 with envelopes and are $13.95 a box.. printed on recycled paper with soy inks!

The 2 holiday cards I did last year are also still available for purchase this year.. the birds one is available for purchase HERE and the poinsettia one is available HERE.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bodega // vinyl wall art

Bodega is a new vinyl wall art company that features some amazing artists producing large scale affordable works for your home... including artists Barry McGee, Cody Hudson, Michael Leon, Steven Harrington and more. I'm honored to be a part of such a great collection of artists & you can view my available vinyl art here.

Poppytalk interview

My friend & amazing artist, Lisa Congdon, did a little interview with me for the awesome Canadian blog Poppytalk which you can read here.


VANNEN WATCHES // limited holiday watch!

December 2009 is the release date of my limited holiday watch for Vannen Watches... more to come!

postcard sets // Design For Mankind

I have a postcard in the Design For Mankind project called This Is Home.. available for purchase here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Threadless v Christopher Bettig

My Threadless Select T is out and availale for purchase on Threadless' site! You can purchase it by clicking here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vast Happenings // Giant Robot NYC exhibit

I've got a 4 person show entitled "Vast Happenings" which opens on October 17 at Giant Robot NYC with my friends Simon Peplow, Hannah Stouffer & Supermundane... and all of us will be in attendance for the opening. Hannah & myself coming out from LA and Simon & Supermundane both coming out from the UK. I really can't wait for this one, it should be an amazing show and it's really rad to get to show with such a great group of people.. hope you can make it! The exhibition runs from October 17th until November 11, 2009.

OPENING RECEPTION : Saturday Oct 17, 6:30 - 10 PM

Giant Robot New York
437 E 9th Street (between Ave A & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10009

some in progress, preview images of my work for the show

C1RCA v. Christopher Bettig

I have been working on a collaboration with the skate company C1RCA and the first round of shoes and T's are being released in the spring of 2010. Here are some preview shots of the first men's and women's shoes I did for them that are to be released... these are completely made from selvage denim and have t's to match.

I want to thank the blogs : Concrete Skateboarding, Freshness Mag, Kicks On Fire, Empire Ave, Sneaker News, & Transworld Skateboarding for some rad posts & giving my shoes some love..

Giant Robot 15 Years Biennale 2 Exhibition

I have been a fan of Giant Robot since I was in college and have been lucky enough to be involved in numerous exhibitions at GR2 in Los Angeles, GRSF & GRNY.. I am even more honored to be a part of the Giant Robot 15 year anniversary exhibition taking place on October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010 at the Japanese American National Museum. I just want to thank Eric, Michelle & Luke @ GR for all their love and support over the years... Such a tremendous achievement, congrats you guys! Looking forward to another 15 years of GR!!!

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

OPENING RECEPTION on October 24 from 6-10 PM

Here's my piece for the show

info about the exhibit & the participants:

In 1994, Giant Robot was born with the purpose of documenting and
promoting new, up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian
and Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-
published magazine has not only evolved from a stapled-and-folded zine
into a full-color, glossy publication with an international following,
but also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. To celebrate the
magazine's longevity, energy, and loyal readership, the second Giant
Robot Biennale is being hosted by the Japanese American National
Museum in Downtown Los Angeles from October 24, 2009 to January 24,
2010. The event will feature several exhibits, including the following:

To provide a visual overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, publisher
Eric Nakamura is curating artwork by individuals who have contributed
to shows at Giant Robot's galleries, been featured in the pages of the
magazine, or even contributed cover art. The main hall will include
installations by David Choe, Theo Ellsworth, James Jean, kozyndan,
Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, Jeff
Soto, and Deth P. Sun. A second hall will include the contributions of
more than 50 others.

Here’s that list:

Aaron Brown
Aiyana Udesen
Ako Castuera
Allison Cole
Andrew Holder
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Andrice Arp
Ana Serrano
Ben King
Brian Rush
Bwana Spoons
Christine Castro
Christopher Bettig
Dan-ah Kim
Daria Tessler
Ed Trask
Edwin Ushiro
Eleanor Davis
Emilio Santoyo
Esther Pearl Watson
Hannah Stouffer
Hellen Jo
James Kochalka
Jay Ryan
Jeffrey Brown
Jen Corace
Jeremy Tinder
Joe To
Jon Burgerman
Kaori Kasai
Katherine Guillen
Kelly Lynn Jones
Kerry Horvath
Luke Chueh
Marci Washington
Mari Inukai
Mark Todd
Matt Furie
Megan Whitmarsh
Mike Perry
Nikki McClure
Phil Lumbang
Prodip Leung
Rama Hughes
Renee French
Robert Bellm
Sidney Pink
Steven Weissman
Yellena James


I've been making some appearances as a quest blogger for Busy Being, C1RCA & Moytoy.. I don't have much to say so it's pretty much the same info as on here... which is a bad sell on my part, but there are others blogging on those sites and there is a lot of rad stuff going on, so you should check them out.

Also, I wanted to thank the blog Share Some Candy for the nice post they did about my work and studio.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Design Box Collective

I was asked to design some promo materials, a poster (above) & a postcard (below) for a new project called Design Box Collective. Each edition will be themed, this theme being "sky" for witch I did some cloud/rain graphics because I figured clouds are the only somewhat permanent things in the sky. Info about the project is below and is from the DBC website.

"Design Box Collective presents a unique, themed collection featuring rising indie artists and designers from around the world. This limited edition collection illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning handmade movement, promoting each contributer and their craft, as well as providing a stage for new perspectives and purposeful design."

This incarnation features works from : Sebastian Bandin, Christopher Bettig, Smantha Cotterill, Chrissie Fullick & Vicky Charlton, Kristen Couse, Tracey Hatcher, Alexandra Merlino, Leticia Maguire, Lee Mezaros, Kerry Scheen, Kate Sutton, Sayuri Taga & Rebecca Tegtmeyer.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I was lucky enough to work on creating a pop up shop for Where The Wild Things Are at Urban Outfitters' Space 1520 in Hollywood. Here are some finished photos of the environment we created as well as some progress shots from my iphone..

You can read all about the art/inspiration & news about the film on Spike Jonze's blog

Where The Wild Things Are is in theaters on October 16..

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Foreverever & Mind | Spirit exhibition

My friend Joel Speasmaker and I are having an exhibition together in Long Beach, CA at DDR Projects on October 9th. My half of the exhibit is called Foreverever, and Joel's is called Mind | Spirit. The show is sponsored by Threadless and we both did some Threadless Select T's which will be released in conjunction with the exhibit. The shirts will be available for sale online but we'll have 50 shirts to give away at the opening... both Joel and I will be there, so come on out and see some art and get 2 free shirts!

7 - 10 PM

DDR Projects
3403 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

and big BIG thank you to Threadless!

Monday, September 7, 2009


I've got 3 brand new print editions available!

This one is called "Whale Of A Tale" and is a one color, 18 x 24 inch, signed and numbered edition of 50 screenprint which was printed by my amazing printer Nat @ Bloom Press.

This one is called "Pears" and is a one color, 18 x 24 inch, signed and numbered edition of 50 screenprint which was printed by my amazing printer Nat @ Bloom Press.

This one is called "Please Do Not Forget About Me" and is a two color, 7 x 8.5 inch, signed and numbered edition of 5 printed by me. It also comes in a pink and blue version on grey paper.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vannen Watches

VANNEN is a new amazing watch company that just launched... they feature amazing limited edition artist designed watches, with a some of mine coming out in the upcoming months..


Monday, August 31, 2009

Berkeley, Oakland & San Francisco

Just got back from an amazing trip up to the Bay area.. SF, Berkeley & Oakland.. love love love the East Bay. Got to meet up with some amazing friends; Zach, Rachel, Lisa, Dave & Grace @ Grain Edit, Luke @ GRSF, Nat @ Bloom Press.. see you guys again really really soon.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

C1RCA v. Christopher Bettig

This teaser ad was just released in Vice & Antenna etc.
2010 = some good things from C1RCA & me...

Giant Robot 2 // Junk In The Trunk

I've got some work at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles at the Junk In The Trunk show which opens on Saturday 15 August.

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Saturday, July 25, 2009

O2 Magazine // China // interview

O2 Magazine from China just did a small interview / 6 page spread with me and it's finally out.. if you click on the image it should be large enough to read.. it's in Chinese & English, YAY! The magazine is huge and features interviews with a bunch of amazing artists like Mel Kadel and Mike Perry to name a few...


I also missed out on the 40th anniversary of walking on the moon.. I'm not a good blogger. Anyway, The National Air And Space Museum has an amazing exhibition about the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and for those who can't make it to DC their site has a bunch of videos & images.


I'm a little slow on this, but there was the longest solar eclipse of the century on 22 July.. some great images and video coming from China and India..

if you are ever curious about when there is going to be an eclipse, NASA can help.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Joyful Bewilderment // Here Shop And Gallery // Bristol UK exhibit

I'm so excited to announce the third installment of The Joyful Bewilderment traveling exhibition curated by The Outcrowd Collective is kicking off on Tuesday July 7th at Here Shop & Gallery in Bristol. I've got new work in the show from the previous installments of the exhibit because my work sold! So, come out and see work by a truly amazing group of artists, including:

Ben Newman, Christopher Bettig, Cornelia O’Donovan, French, Holly Stevenson, James Jarvis, Josh Petherick, Lucy Mclauchlan, Marcus Oakley, Matthew Feyld, Mike Perry, Nigel Peake, Rob Ryan, Steven Harrington, Stuart Kolakovic, Simon Peplow, Supermundane...

A little about the exhibit from the curators:
"The Joyful Bewilderment" showcases the work of a group of like minded image-makers. This exhibition can be seen as an expression of these artists compulsion to create. Fundamentally, the artists in the show all share an essential motivation - to explore the possibilities of enhancing everyday life by making magic from the mundane. The works in the show utilize modest and direct means - including works in pencil, paint and ink along with photographic works which record and celebrate everyday happenstances.

Previous installments of The Joyful Bewilderment in Edinburgh and in London.

Tuesday July 7th from 7pm
exhibition runs through the 8th of August

Here Shop & Gallery
108 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3RU

Giant Robot 2 // Printed Matter

On Saturday July 11 here in LA I've got some prints at Giant Robot 2 in the Printed Matter exhibit which has an opening reception from 6:30 - 10 PM. The show features limited prints from a bunch of amazing artists including:

Apak!, Sasha Barr, Christopher Bettig, Bigfoot, Blinky, Sean Boyles, Ryan Bubnis, Buff Monster, Rob Coradetti, Eleanor Davis, Liam Devowski, Dutch Door Press, Matt Furie, Susie Ghahremani, Katherine Guillen, Michael Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Yellena James, Andy Jenkins, Jeremiah Ketner, Ben King, Heisuke Kitazawa (PCP), Le Merde, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Olaf LaDousse, Alex Lukas, Mats!?, Bill McRight, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Tom Neely, Saelee Oh, Martin Ontiveros, Sidney Pink, Albert Reyes, Brian Rush, Jay Ryan, Emilio Santoyo, Caleb Sheridan, Bwana Spoons, Deth P Sun, Daria Tessler, Joe To, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Marci Washington, Steven Weissman, Chadwick Whitehead, Chelsea Wong, Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Madeleine Zygarwicz.

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025