07 May 2010

Editorial: Martyred By Talkies: A Series of Silent Film Actors and Actress'

Hello Friends and colleagues! 2010 has certainly been quite a busy quarter! Other projects and life in general have attempted to deter my attention from illustration, but I am winning! Life is all about balance.
For the time being, I am simultaneously producing another editorial series entitled "Martyred By Talkies"™. Pola Negri is the first character to debut this series. Others to follows are Theda Bara, Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, Pina Menichelli, Olga Baclanova, Charlie Chaplin and Conrad Veidt; just to name a few.

The Scherherazade Series production is still ongoing and the final debut will take place in the Fall of 2010 or before, depended upon venue schedules.

More information and work will be posted soon!

(Editorial Illustration) Martyred by Talkies™
Silent Film Actors/Actress Series: POLA NEGRI

19 March 2010

Krehbiel Illustration Website: Now Launched!

Announcing the new Krehbiel Illustration website! Design, layout and execution by The Krehbiel Agency.
Featuring new pieces and past projects, biography, links and a convenient contact page!
More features will be added soon and future announcements will be posted on the blog.

Back to illustration!

01 March 2010

Saint Theodosia Editorial Illustration: Mission Statement

Due to recent events, I've elected to place a written statement of intent online for public awareness for the Saint Theodosia editorial piece. A bit belated, however imperative for the future series.

The full statement is available from the permalink below.

"The world of commercial art is an immense undertaking that requires an individual to find a unique voice as an artist, as well as creating a small business from the ground up."
-Sterling Hundley from his Advice Blog

23 February 2010

The Krëhbiël Agency Featured in the Curated Art Bistro Design Gallery in February 2010!!!

My design work under The Krëhbiël Agency's name was featured in Monster's ArtBistro Design Gallery curated under Brandon Jameson in February 2010!!!

Here are the candidates for this month alongside my name and thoughtful words by our curator:

Here is the direct permalink to my featured portfolios:

My profile and portfolio will be featured on ArtBistro's home page on March 2nd, 2010 for one week.
Check out: ArtBistro

My work will also be included on ArtBistro's Virtual Artist Opening on March 4th, 2010 at 8pm EST.
I will post the online address very soon!

Thank you to everyone for all of your support and advisement over the past few years!
Back to illustration for the time being!

-Ms. Krëhbiël

11 February 2010

A Sneak Peak Into The Schérhérazade Series

Debuting the Schérhérazade Series: Zoebeida.
This illustration series will in time be implemented for an adapted young adult book, soon after I complete the first draft. I am currently scouting some venues in the area to debut the work.
More profiles, spot illustrations and set designs will be posted soon!

31 January 2010

New Projects Ahead!

Hello All,
Many apologies for the belated updates! My design projects have taken much of my concentration from my illustration work but there have been many positive results! Check out my design blog: http://krehbielagency.tumblr.com
Whilst the agency has kept me busy with new and exciting campaigns, I've been planning my next series of work (specifically the Schérhérazade Series) and keeping my sketchbook near by; recording patters, jotting down compositional ideas, symbology and character designs. Regardless, it is being recorded! Shown above will be the header for each beginning chapter in The Brothers' Baronov publication.

For the time being, keep drawing! I promise that I will as well! More results soon!

-Miss Krehbiel

30 November 2009

A Russian Christmas

A working cover for a children's storybook. This will hopefully be a bilingual publication!

19 November 2009

"A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive and unique."
Primo Angeli

10 November 2009

Zobeida: Dancer in Schérhérazade

The character featured here is Tamara Karsavina as 'Zobeida'; the sloe-eyed, Theda Bara-esqued dancer from the Russian ballet Schérhérazade (A Persian tale, originally from the book One Thousand and One Nights). It also made its debut in the encore presentation Eikonostasis. This piece will is also the prerequisite of the upcoming Schérhérazade Series.

09 November 2009

One must seek solutions that are engaging and demanding visually.

Traveling Show: Eikonostasis Encore

Due to high demand, an encore presentation of the debut exhibition 'Eikonostasis' was unveiled this month at the Goochland Library Gallery of Virginia. A perfect venue for children and young adult book writers seeking illustrators. The exhibition also features new additional pieces dedicated to the series not featured in the previous gallery in the preceding month.
Be sure to visit the gallery of the Goochland Library on River Road West in Goochland. Contact 804.556.4774 for directions!
Exhibition dates: 09.November-30.November 2009

Thank you to all who attended the opening reception and the posted gallery dates at Richmond's Gallery5 during the Carnival of 5 Fires in October.
New work will be posted soon!

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02 October 2009

"The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history."
-Harold Rosenberg

30 September 2009

Advertising Poster: Eikonostasis Exhibition

Here's a peek at the exhibition poster, not yet plastered all about the city. Gallery5 and myself hope to see many of you on First Friday, 2nd of October, 2009 at the sneak peek of the Carnival of 5 Fires! Be sure to check out this months' itinerary:
On the second floor, the new craft-based gallery; GallowLily's will be where the Eikonostasis exhibit is located. I will be on premises during the opening reception to answer questions concomitant to the exhibition and mission intent.
The work will be up throughout the month of October.

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25 September 2009

Article on the Richmond Grid Website!

An online announcement of the EIKONOSTASIS exhibition on the Richmond Grid Online Website:


17 September 2009

EIKONOSTASIS: Solo Exhibition at Gallery5 in Richmond, 2 October 2009

Announcing my debut solo exhibition at Richmond's Gallery 5, 200 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23220
The show will open First Friday, the 2nd of October 2009 at 7-10pm.

EIKONOSTASIS: The work of Stephanie M.T. Krehbiel

EXHIBITION STATEMENT: "I grew up examining collections of icons and iconostases of the Russian Orthodox Church; not only for their significance and utilization; but also for the fundamental appreciation of the artistic value; fusing both my eastern and western perspective and upbringing into a cohesive, singular image.

While the iconic subjects carry an archaic theme, the execution is of a modern hand and intent. Implementing photography, ink and washes on paper rather than egg tempera on wood, the media employed suggests modernity and impermanence.

This exhibition is an effort to revive the curiosity, artistic style and knowledge of both the historical and fictitious figures and to furthermore pay the due respect to the saint that cradled each icon as if it were a newborn baby. The Eikonostasis Series is an attempt to bridge the icon-inspired works into the 21st century and to acknowledge these subjects, but not to worship the narrative."

Contact Gallery 5 for further show details at (804) 644.0005 or contact artist: krehbieldesign@gmail.com

Prints will also be available for purchase.

I hope to see you all there! Many thanks to all for your support!

03 September 2009

"An image....is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."
-Daniel Boorstin

02 September 2009

The Krëhbiël Agency

New projects posted on The Krëhbiël Agency Site. Be sure to visit:

ABOUT: The Krëhbiël Agency is a Richmond-based design studio/firm, specializing in business branding, web and graphic design, photography and visual solutions with an emphasis on illustration in the widest media available per client.
KA holds a passion for visual communication.

SERVICES: Graphic Design (Magazines, book and direct mail), Illustration (Concept development, editorial spreads/spots, book covers and promotional), Corporate Branding Development and Identity (Logos, postcards/business cards, print ads campaigns), Web Design, Advertising and Marketing/Promotional materials (Print Ads, Photography, Brochures and artist promotional materials).

CONTACT: All enquiries can be directed to krehbiel.agency@gmail.com

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"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be worthwhile and it will do you a world of good."
-Cennini, 1370-1440

29 August 2009

"Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold."
James Randolph Adams

27 August 2009

An Interim Statement

Hello friends and colleagues!
Just a brief update; project wise. It has been quite a summer and it feels extraordinarily irregular to not prepare for the autumn semester. This summer has kept me quite occupied, firmly establishing the agency and promoting my illustration work as well as looking for that 8-5 job with health insurance.
The Krëhbiël Agency has received a load of work the past three months. Coupled with that, there have been a lot of ideas churning about for upcoming illustration projects as well as commissions. More will be posted soon!

For an abridged itinerary, of course subject to change; I have been requested to illustrate two young adult books for a Polish woman author overseas (this is still hush, hush), my book The Brothers' Baronov transcript is still in process/editing but the illustrations are finally taken shape. Lastly, there has been some interest from galleries around the state and a gallery in Poland interested in incorporating my work into upcoming shows early next year. Details, dates and times will be posted as we near the opening.

In summary, a message to my colleagues at VCU, seniors and sophomores: It is up to you to work as diligently and as hard in order to promote yourself and to be successful, both academically and professionally. But to do so, start as early as you walk into your first semester in Communication Arts. Your professors are valuable assets and full of resources, your colleagues also offer links to you in the art community, take advantage of your time at VCU. Furthermore, having a community to sustain contact is an integral part of your success as a visual artist.

Have a wonderful semester to you all,

Stèphanie M. T. Krëhbiël (VCU Communication Arts Alumni 2009)
The Krëhbiël Agency
Präsident und Generaldirektor
President and CEO

15 July 2009

"Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting."
-Paul Rand

08 July 2009

Cast Your Vote!

An online critique! Cast your vote on which you think is the most successful! Design alternatives and recommendations are welcome!

30 June 2009

"The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history." -Harold Rosenberg

07 June 2009

01 June 2009

Die Sieben Samurai

The Seven Samurai, Krehbiel style; with a German/Japanese crossover. ;)