New! Cover Art for Chesapeake Oyster Lovers' Handbook

What a fun illustration project this was and the book is even better! This would make a wonderful and unique gift, as well as their other book: "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay. Check out their pages to learn more: Chesapeake Oyster Lovers' Handbook and  Crab Decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay.

"Thanks for all your likes and emails with well wishes for our new oyster book. We wanted to give a big shout-out to Joe Barsin of Citizen Pride for his artwork. He sure knows how to capture the spirit of the Chesapeake Bay. Also wanted to show our appreciation to Kevin Brooks of Eastport Oyster Boys, Dylan Salmon of Dylan's Oyster Cellar and Nick Schauman of The Local Oyster for writing terrific intro pieces for the book. Thanks for helping to make this book special!" — Susan & Bill Wade, Publishers
Cover illustrations by joe barsin for "Chesapeake Oyster Lovers' handbook" and "Crab decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay"

Cover illustrations by joe barsin for "Chesapeake Oyster Lovers' handbook" and "Crab decks & Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay"

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Joe Barsin

Illustrations by Joe Barsin are special because he combines a passion for history, culture and community with a deep seeded pride in America. Living abroad in Europe during his formative years developed his understanding of an artist’s role in defining a community’s culture and history. Being an Eagle Scout developed his sense of community, patriotism and appreciation for the natural world. Joe is a native of Akron, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University with a degree in graphic design. He and his wife, Eva, started their own design firm, JEB Design, Inc., in 1998, and continue to work from home while raising their two boys.