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Artcrank MPLS: Call for Artists

Artcrank MPLS: Call for Artists

  Artcrank is a poster show about bikes. The rules are simple: 1. Make it 18×24  2. Make it about bikes. It’s one of the biggest parties/art events of the year and a staple for the Minneapolis design community. Want in? Here are the details straight from the website: We are now accepting artist submissions...
Amy Hardy

Amy Hardy

    My pal Amy is looking for a gig. She’s good. Art directing photos and illustrators – all that jazz. One of the friendliest southern gals you’ll ever meet. http://design8days.com                            
Minnesota by Design

Minnesota by Design

    The Walker just posted up a site called Minnesota by Design. It’s a nice collection of design highlights historically throughout the state. I always love digging through the archives. Hop on over there and check it out: http://www.walkerart.org/minnesotabydesign                      
Soul Seven: Indian Motorcycle - Model Year 2015

Soul Seven: Indian Motorcycle – Model Year 2015

    My good friend Sam Soulek (Soul Seven) designed and directed this rad Indian Motorcycle catalog jam packed with badges great design. Associate Design Director: Sam Soulek CD: Michael Atkinson Designer: Anthony Cappetta Art Director: David Kelly Writer: Erik Kvalseth Photographers: Scott Toepfer, Jesse Carmody                  ...
Heather Bahr

Heather Bahr

      The talented Heather Bahr has a new site up and is looking for her next gig. She’s a talented senior level creative thinker and designer. Check out her site and then shoot her an offer letter. http://www.heatherbahr.com                                ...
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.          
Every Poster from Artcrank Minneapolis 2014 (Spoiler Alert)

Every Poster from Artcrank Minneapolis 2014 (Spoiler Alert)

  The show is tomorrow! Charles gave me the ok to post the full line up. There are some rad prints up in this collection. This post should help you figure out what prints to pick up so that you can make sure you have 300-400 dollars cash on you this Saturday ;)  Here are...
St. Paul Bike Gangs / Artcrank this Saturday

St. Paul Bike Gangs / Artcrank this Saturday

  What’s up dudes. You know how I like making badges? Well I made a few and I made them all on the bus this spring. This is my poster for Artcrank (a poster show about bikes). It’s a sequel to my 2012 “Minneapolis Bike Gangs“. If you liked that print, you’re gonna love this...
Kevin Hayes Updates

Kevin Hayes Updates

  My bud Kevin has been crushing it at Target. He recently updated his site with a few jems. Check it:                                        
I'm loving this new series by Aesthetic Apparatus

I’m loving this new series by Aesthetic Apparatus

  I may need to buy a set of these. AA did a great job keeping these as minimal and geometric as possible.               These remind me of this series of letterpress illustrations by Alvin Lustig. Lustig made these illustrations using only a small collection of shapes seen below....
The Target Pinewood Invitational - No Rules

The Target Pinewood Invitational – No Rules

  What happens when you combine the Pinewood Derby with Target’s 200+ creative force and you give them no rules? You get cars that film Vines and propeller cars. We don’t mess around at the bullseye. We do things right with big ideas and the best craft. I helped out with the posters below, but...
Thank You

Thank You

  Wow! About 4 months ago I was freaked out. 1 month ago I finished my lecture and tested it for the first time. Instead of 1 hour, it took me around 2 hours. After another month of fine tuning, elimination and practice (and a ton of help from Maria) I was finally ready. More...