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Won some stuff: CA, National ADDYs, Clio & Graphis

Won some stuff: CA, National ADDYs, Clio & Graphis

    Picked up some hardware this year for a couple of projects: Target: Hello Neighbor Campaign // Silver National Addy, Graphis, Clio Target: Pinewood Derby Posters // Graphis Target: Food For Thought Social Posts // Communication Arts Ad Annual Excited and honored to be kicking butt for Target Creative. Thanks to all of the...
This isn’t a cancer story. It’s a love story.

This isn’t a cancer story. It’s a love story.

  My friend Aaron Purmort is battling brain cancer. Aaron is also a twin cities designer and poster artist. This week, his battle has taken a turn for the worse. His family needs your help to pay for Hospice in the months to come. You can donate here. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/still-kickin-this-/263609   Thank you.          
#badgehunting finds in Stillwater MN

#badgehunting finds in Stillwater MN

    Last Saturday we visited Stillwater to dig for gems. We found some good ones and took home a handful for the office. For those of you not familiar with #badgehunting, I post badges I find on instagram with the hashtag #badgehunting. Many other designers do it as well. It’s a great way to share...
Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition

    Sharon Werner, Concordia and Co are throwing a big type party tomorrow tonight. With the help of the good folks at Target, They’ve brought the Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition to the US for the first time ever. It’s tomorrow night guys. You should totally go: http://www.tokyotdc-stp.squarespace.com (deets and tix)          ...
The Shirt Show

The Shirt Show

  It’s like a poster show except with shirts. Pretty cool right? Do you like Minnesota? Of course you do which is great because that’s the theme. Check out the line-up. There’s some really good talent up in there – Brock, Muson, Eggleston, Soulek, Smasal, Shwenny, Lindsey, Mike f’n Davis! Dudes, this is a can’t...
#Badgehunting: Flour Bag Heaven

#Badgehunting: Flour Bag Heaven

    It’s been far too long between posts. You guys are probably craving some badgey inspiration, so here you go. I found these all at the MN State Fair this year. They’re (mostly) all MN based flour companies from the 40’s and 50’s. Enjoy and be sure to tag a few badges with #badgehunting...
The Badge Hunt Video

The Badge Hunt Video

  For all of you who didn’t get to see my talk this spring, here it is. I hope you like it, and if you do please share it with a friend. Thanks!      
When Skateboarding, Fishing and Badges Collide!

When Skateboarding, Fishing and Badges Collide!

    When Brandon Wilson sent me these photos and a care package with a deck and T in it, I just about lost it. My passion currently is badges, in my 20’s it was fishing and in my teens it was skateboarding. To see all of my hobbies throughout the years mashed up into...
Keith Davis Young - Live to Make

Keith Davis Young – Live to Make

  I’ve been finding a ton of killer designers lately on Dribbble. I’ve been getting more and more into that community and it’s a great way to share. I feel like many of the current design trends have been starting on that site. Check out Keith Davis Young here. He has really beautiful style that...
Kevin Cantrell / Terra Poster

Kevin Cantrell / Terra Poster

  Talk about a craftsman. Kevin cares about every detail and it shows. I wonder how long it takes him to design one of these posters. If you think these look cool on screen, you NEED to see one in person. Kevin sent me two of them and they are straight up beautiful. Like I...

The Badge Hunt

#badgehunting Clubs Unite!

#badgehunting Clubs Unite!

  So the other day my bud Kevin walked up to me and said “dude, you should totally do badge hunting logos for cities and then make prints with them with old postcard backgrounds”. I responded “Heck yeah I should”. It’s been a continuation of my #badgesonthebus project where I work on badges to and...