Monthly archive August, 2013
Ghetto Burger by Tristan Kerr

Ghetto Burger by Tristan Kerr

  This stuff is so fun. If I ever get a screen printing set up in my new house this is the kind of stuff I want to do. Check out Tristan’s site right here.                
"Who Inspires You" featuring Jon Contino

“Who Inspires You” featuring Jon Contino

I’m starting a new series call “Who Inspires You”. Rather then a standard interview, I instead ask some of my favorite designers to share the people who drive them to make better work. Then I dig up images to help tell the story to you guys. Here’s what Jon had to say: “Hey Allan! Here’s...
The New Yorker Interviewed me about Badge Hunting

The New Yorker Interviewed me about Badge Hunting

  So as you know I like to go dig in antique stores to try and find graphical gems. I then shoot them, color correct the them and then post them to my blog to share with you guys. Who knew that going into places like the shack above would lead to an interview in...
2 Gold and 2 Silver in the 2014 Graphis Poster Annual

2 Gold and 2 Silver in the 2014 Graphis Poster Annual

  It’s been a blessing working with some of the most talented people on this globe at Target. I love to come to work everyday and there are honestly no dud projects if you approach everything with an optimistic attitude. A few of the things my team and I kicked out over the last year...
Here's a sample of what I've been up to at the Bullseye

Here’s a sample of what I’ve been up to at the Bullseye

I’m sorry for the lack of posts in the last month, but I’ve been really busy writing my lecture, selling our house (and re-cleaning it every day), and most importantly to you guys I’ve been very busy at work. So that I figured that I’d share a few projects that I’ve cooked up with my...
The Badge Hunt // 2013 Speaking Tour

The Badge Hunt // 2013 Speaking Tour

  Want to hear my story? It’s a good one – I swear! Well if you do, there will be 11 chances coming up: October 12th // The AIGA National Conference // MPLS // 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. // The Badge Hunt October 25th // AIGA Wichita // The Badge Hunt November 9th // AIGA...
Handsome Cycles by Knock

Handsome Cycles by Knock

  Handsome is a killer bicycle brand that until very recently didn’t have a store front. They originally specialized in frames but have decided to go into a full cycling lifestyle brand. They’ve got everything for the guy or gal who doesn’t want to be seen biking in branded spandex. If you live in Minny,...
Nick Zdon - Gibson Holiday Posters

Nick Zdon – Gibson Holiday Posters

  I’ve done a few workshops this year at local colleges and one of the classes I talked to was Nick Zdon’s class at CVA. In the workshop the assignment is to combine a brand of your choice with a holiday and then to make a campaign of three posters/social posts. Nick took the time...
97 Year old Sign Painter + Microsoft Paint

97 Year old Sign Painter + Microsoft Paint

  Hal Lasko is a bad ass. I sometimes think about what I’ll do if I’m ever in the same situation. Thinking about what kind of art I’d make if I had no clients and all the time in the world. What would you guys do? Would you still make art? What kind of art...