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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Jorge R. Canedo Estrada

Jorge R. Canedo Estrada

  Jorge R. Canedo Estrada is one of those rare people that has both simple and beautiful illustration style as well strong head for animation.      
Doublenaut

Doublenaut

  How have I not posted about Doublenaut? What’s wrong with me? I think I may need to pick up one of these bolt/dove posters. So good.    
Eric Karnes

Eric Karnes

  Go check out Eric Karnes new site. Dude is good. http://www.erickarnes.com                      
Evernote Posters and N3TWORK by Office

Evernote Posters and N3TWORK by Office

  I really love the work the team at Office kicks out. They’ve got a pretty rad group of designers like Will Ecke, Nate Luetkehans and Rob Alexander in the stable recking havoc on Adobe illustrator. If you dig the Evernote posters, you can go pick one up right here.          ...
Jeff Rogers - Killer New Site

Jeff Rogers – Killer New Site

  Mr Jeff Rogers who’ve I’ve posted about in the past just dropped a new site with tons of process shots and sketches. It’s a really great view into the life of a letterer. Go check it out NOW!                                ...
Adam, Sage and I got a little something in the Print RDA

Adam, Sage and I got a little something in the Print RDA

  Pretty dang cool of Print to feature this project that Adam Hoganson, Sage Rider and I kicked out for Target’s Design Month last year. Check out the full project here.    
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....
Paulina Reyes

Paulina Reyes

  My favorite lecture I saw this year at the AIGA National Conference was Paulina Reyes. She’s a humble super power of color, illustration and design. Her work is smart and simple. She started at Laurie DeMartino Design in Minneapolis and then went to Kate Spade, Victoria Secret and now Mother New York where she’s...
Workhorse Printmakers + Inside Job Poster

Workhorse Printmakers + Inside Job Poster

  I have nothing but good things to say about these guys. John Earls who’s also part of the AIGA board runs the shop and hooked me up. He not only printed this poster for free, but his crew and I spent most of Saturday night nerding out on design. This is a shop that...
Badge Hunting in Galveston

Badge Hunting in Galveston

  So Saturday night I was hanging out at Workhorse/Spindletop with John, Jen and Tyler. We were planning on going badge hunting in Houston Sunday morning. I brought up the fact that in Minneapolis you really have to get a little bit out of the city to start to find the good stuff. Jen said...
Thank you AIGA Houston

Thank you AIGA Houston

  What a fun weekend! AIGA Houston flew me out not only to do a lecture and a workshop, but they also took me #badgehunting in Houston and Galveston. (Click the links to see those posts.)     The fly out looked promising from the outside of the plane.     Until I found out...
Badge Hunting in Houston

Badge Hunting in Houston

  Here’s a collection of all of my badge finds from the fine city of Houston. We went out in Houston for most of Friday and some of Sunday. There are a few in here that I was really pumped about. Check em out.                      ...