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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...
Erik Herberg

Erik Herberg

  Looks like we’ve got another bad ass designer in Minneapolis. Watch out you guys, this man is gonna slay you at the awards shows. Click here to see the rest of Eric’s book.                  
Badge Hunting: Fishing

Badge Hunting: Fishing

  Now you guys already know how much I like to fish. Well, this weekend I was over at my folks house and found a killer fishing collectables book as well as my grandpa’s tackle box. Obviously I obsessively took photos of all the good stuff and posted it for you to see. Hopefully you...
Angie's Kettle Corn Redesign by Sam Soulek

Angie’s Kettle Corn Redesign by Sam Soulek

  You’ve probably already seen this new packaging in the stores but it’s great to see the whole project documented so well. Sam did a great job of holding on to the brand heritage while elevating it to a modern place by simplifying the color palette and visual language. Check out the rest of Sam’s...
Philip Eggleston: Letterer

Philip Eggleston: Letterer

  My buddy Philip who’ve I’ve posted about before has been building a lettering portfolio on the side, and he’s so damn good at it. Hire this guy for a lettering project stat.                                
The CVA Legacy a post by Kelly Munson

The CVA Legacy a post by Kelly Munson

  This Friday, the College of Visual Arts will graduate its last class. The St. Paul institution can claim more than 65 years of educating designers, painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers and fashion designers in a rigorous blend of liberal and fine arts. CVA is closing, and it isn’t because the teachers didn’t teach well enough...
Ryan Bren

Ryan Bren

  Ryan Bren just launched a new portfolio and is looking for some tasty work to fill his days with. Have a gander at his book and hit him up with some freelance opps. I really dig the glam dolls donut shop branding he did with Carly Wright.              ...
Fame Designed an Augmented Reality Cover for How

Fame Designed an Augmented Reality Cover for How

    Fame killed it in How international this year getting 5 campaigns in the book including My Burger for best of show. Because of their best of show selection, they were given the option to design the cover of this year’s design annual. It looks pretty nice right? Even better, it’s designed with an...