#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...
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...
#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...
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...
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....
Featured in Bicycling Magazine

Featured in Bicycling Magazine

  Bicycling Magazine did a feature on the art of the bicycle. There are some awesome artist’s featured including Aesthetic Apparatus and Paula Scher of Pentagram. The best part was they featured one of the prints from my bike portrait series. Check out the print on my shop.  
"Arcade" by DKNG

“Arcade” by DKNG

  I need this print. I love posters, my favorite color is orange and I have an obsession with 80′s arcade machines. They did a great job grabbing all of the key elements of each game without using any branded elements. Minimalism at it’s finest. The print will be available...
The Great Gatsby by Like Minded Studio

The Great Gatsby by Like Minded Studio

  We’ve got a Brook Brothers across the hall from Target inHouse and when that new Gatsby poster went up I was like “DAMN SON”! Movie posters never look that nice. I dig the custom 3D gold plated type. It was a perfect choice for this film. Check out more...
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.                                
Thank You St. Louis

Thank You St. Louis

  I just got finished with an amazing trip to St. Louis courtesy of AIGA. They had Lotta Nieminen, Aaron Becker and myself out to judge the local chapter’s design show. From the moment I got off the plane to the moment I boarded to go home everyone made us...
Justin LaFontaine: Canadian

Justin LaFontaine: Canadian

  Today I asked Mikey Burton (one of my favorite designers) who his favorite designer was and he replied “I normally don’t like Canadians, but @jlafonta is Eh-OK http://www.jlafonta.com“.                              
Justin Pervorse

Justin Pervorse

  Justin Pervorse is an illustrator and designer for MailChimp out of Atlanta. He’s got a great mix of styles and he’s not afraid of color. Check out his full portfolio right here.                              
Timothy Goodman Lecture at SAA

Timothy Goodman Lecture at SAA

  Timothy is one of the best. Do yourself a favor and give him a listen. On a related note, you gotta love SAA and Matthew Flick for making these videos available to the public.  
How 2013 International Design Awards Annual

How 2013 International Design Awards Annual

  I was lucky enough to have the Target 50th Anniversary Windows I designed featured in the newest How design annual. It’s pretty exciting, but what’s more exciting is how amazing all of my friends did. My buddy Nick Smasal won best of show – for the whole world! He...
New Project: Patagonia Apparel Graphics

New Project: Patagonia Apparel Graphics

  A few years ago Patagonia contacted me to design art for a pair of boxer shorts. I was asked to base my work off of the brand’s heritage. Patagonia was originally a climbing supply company so I created an icon series based off of historical climbing tools as well...
Sagmeister & Walsh Interview

Sagmeister & Walsh Interview

  An interview from one of the most influential design teams in NYC. It’s always fun to hear the theory and ideas behind the work. Check out their portfolio here.
Wow! GDUSA thinks you should watch me this year!

Wow! GDUSA thinks you should watch me this year!

  I was picked as one of Graphic Design USA’s People to Watch in 2013! The pressure is on. I better do something cool this year. Read the full interview here.      
Celeste Prevost for Google

Celeste Prevost for Google

  I was just checking out Celeste’s porfolio and noticed that she posted some of the work she did while at Google. Really beautiful stuff here! Check out the rest of her book right here.    
Beautiful Type Teresa Wozniak

Beautiful Type Teresa Wozniak

  I found Teresa’s work on the dribbbles last week but couldn’t find her portfolio online. It turns out she doesn’t have one just yet, but she sent me some jpegs to share with you guys. She’s an amazing letterer. You can check out her dribbbles here.      ...
BVD - Stockholm's Finest

BVD – Stockholm’s Finest

  The portfolio of BVD kept me smiling all the way from the first to the last project. Amazing stuff. Check out more here.                                                  
Target 50th Anniversary Party Branding by inHouse

Target 50th Anniversary Party Branding by inHouse

  The 50th anniversary street windows went over really well with upper management so they asked me to expand the campaign to a 50th anniversary party including an invite, coasters, a gift for guests and event branding. The letterpress coasters were originally ideated to be a small gift that came...
Pilot & Captain

Pilot & Captain

  After an awesome week and a half home with the fam, I’m back and ready to fill that inspiration hole in you heart that was missing. To start things off, here’s a beautiful new apparel line called Pilot & Captain. Go pick up a few new shirts this morning...
Eight Hour Day is Back!

Eight Hour Day is Back!

  Three years in transition  One a year on the road. One year in San Francisco. Now they’ve completed their journey and bought a house in Minny! Eight Hour Day is a graphical force to be reckoned with – one of the best in the world. In one move, Minneapolis’...
Nike Don't Think. Run. by Character

Nike Don’t Think. Run. by Character

  Mike Hagan sent me this project yesterday and it honestly inspired me. I’ve been trying to get up the ambition to start running this winter, and when I saw this campaign, I laid out my running clothes and set my alarm a half hour earlier (which is a hard...
Oreo 100 Year Anniversary Ads by Draftfcb

Oreo 100 Year Anniversary Ads by Draftfcb

  These are super fun and there are a ton of em. Sit back with a pile of Oreos and enjoy.                                  
Luke's Birth Announcement

Luke’s Birth Announcement

  I just picked up Luke’s birth announcements from the printer the other night and I wanted to share them with you guys. There’s custom type galore in this guy and I spent way too much time tweaking it. I tried to keep the design in the same family as...
Featured: CA Ad and Design Annual!

Featured: CA Ad and Design Annual!

  It’s been a dream of mine since I graduated to get some of my work in CA. This year I hit the jackpot and got not only into the CA Design Annual, but also the CA Advertising Annual. I owe it all to the great people I’ve had a...
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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...
#badgehunting The Best of the Best rnd2

#badgehunting The Best of the Best rnd2

    You know who’s finding the best badges out there? You guys. If you hop over to instagram to search the tag #badgehunting you’ll find hundreds of posts from the last 2 weeks. It’s pretty rad digging through it all. I dug out some of my favorites from the last week for you to...
Mike Greenwell / Letterer

Mike Greenwell / Letterer

  One of the great things about working at Target is that we have two on staff letterers. I already posted about Phil but I thought I should really do a post about my friend Mike Greenwell. Mike is a CVA grad with about two years at the bullseye. He’s a hungry and talented dude....
Thank you AIGA Orlando and Disney

Thank you AIGA Orlando and Disney

What a trip. At the end of April, our family flew down to Orlando for two weeks. I had the pleasure of speaking to the good folks at Disney (Yellow Shoes, Imagineering and Disney Design Group) and the Orlando chapter of AIGA. It was so cool to go on a tour of Yellow Shoes and...
Badgehunting at Disney

Badgehunting at Disney

    When I was down in Florida speaking with AIGA Orlando and at Disney, my family and I spent a few weeks and visited the parks. Disney is so focused on the details – badges galore. Here’s a small sampling of #badgehunting I did there. Enjoy.                ...
Happy Anniversary to the Love of my Life

Happy Anniversary to the Love of my Life

    8 years ago today I got up in front of everyone I had ever known and made a promise. I promised to love my wife Maria until the day I die. It’s crazy how much of an adventure it’s been. We just keep changing. The 22 year, old diet coke drinking, bleached blond...
Nibblr by Steve Jockish

Nibblr by Steve Jockish

  I’m loving the design of nibblr by local designer Steve Jockish. Great color and pattern. (Designed at mono)                        
Phillip Clark of Target

Phillip Clark of Target

    As long as I’ve known Phil (over 3 years), he’s been working on updating his site. This guy is too busy making beautiful design work and biking around the country. Every 6 months or so I like to stop by his portfolio to see how things are coming. Now let it be known...
Badgehunting : The Best of Last Week

Badgehunting : The Best of Last Week

    Last week was really special. In the past, occasionally people tag #badgehunting. This last week was different – I promoted the heck out of the Badge Hunt with social posts on a daily basis and the result was about 400 posts. If you’re curious who posted what, just head over to instagram and...
Badgehunting / Foshay

Badgehunting / Foshay

    Last November a few of us from work heard about a secret Museum. Apparently at the top of the Foshay Tower there is Museum that documents the history of this historic building. There is no sign for it downstairs. You have to ask about it at the front desk and there’s usually no...
Badge Hunting in Hastings

Badge Hunting in Hastings

  Badges, Badges and more Badges. My wife and I stopped off in Hastings Minnesota the other day to do a little Badge Hunting. There were some tasty finds. If you’d like to see more of this kind of thing, go over to instagram and search the tag #badgehunting. Also if you do a little...