An always glorious selection of print work and illustration focused projects from Burlesque. There blog has a pretty solid collection of inspiration, and “making of” sort of posts to keep you occupied and engaged for weeks. There’s a particularly good post for the print above, showcasing the entire process, from concept to creation. Check it out here.
Ned Wright just relaunched a new site filled with a thoughtful and charismatic selection of projects. His well worded and thorough presentation match his ability to take his work one step further than imagined. It’s his attention to detail and extremely sharp use of typography and grids that keep me all tingly on the inside.
If you’re ever in Minneapolis, make sure to look him up — one of the most chill, humble guys I’ve ever met. If you’re afraid of MPLS, you can follow him on Twitter or soak up some of his choice inspiration on his blog.
After more than a year after the remodel hiatus and hours and hours of hard work from the FE team, the Fifth Element store in Minneapolis is finally complete! I worked on this project from late 2008 into the mid 2009, drafting concepts for the store interior redesign, creating fixtures, racks, shelves, choosing materials & finishes and designing the sign for the facade… I must admit, it’s pretty exciting to see it all get wrapped up and finish so well.
Note: The FE site — I designed while at Sevnthsin — just went live a week or so ago as well. Full package complete.
Shot & Edited by: Didier of Hi-Def
One of our close creative cohorts, Colin Strandberg, was recently invited to make something fantastic for the Beautiful Decay / Colt45 group show, “Art Work Every Time“. His piece was selected as the Grand Prize winner for the Colt45 X B/D design contest and will be one of ten magical artists to share their work at the exhibition.
The show is being held at Synchronicity Gallery in LA. Show opens June 12th, 8-11PM.
Other artists participating include: Eric Shaw, Brian Willmont, Emory Allen, Harrison Roberts, Emilio Santoyo, Justin Nelson, Drew Beckmeyer, Ben Tegel and Jesse Wiedel.
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Yes, yes… It’s that time again kids… ARTCRANK 2010 is just around the corner; set for April 10TH. The opening night will be held at the Shelter Studios space in NE Minneapolis with more than enough open space to hang out, sip a beverage and casually peruse the selection of fancy prints. Bike parking/corral will be available too. Please check out the ARTCRANK site for more information.
The artist line up for MPLS is:
Aaron Purmort • Adam Brackney • Adam Turman • Aesthetic Apparatus • Allan Peters • Amy Campbell • Amy Jo • Angel Bomb • Andy Skoglund • Anthem Heart • Ben Levitz • Bjorn Christianson • Brian Hartley Sago • Briana Auel • Broken Crow • DWITT • Elizabeth Mullen • Erik Anthony Hamline • Gregory Hubacek • Jennifer Davis • Jessica Hall Burns • Johnny Slocum • Joseph Duffy • Katherine Lamm • Kelly Munson • Lovely Mpls • Lure Design • Maranatha Wilson • Middle Coast Collective • Rob Angermuller • Ross Bruggink • Scott Agrimson • Scott Neff • Spencer Haugh • Tara Costello • Tim Kramer • Tonja Torgerson • Zara Gonzalez
Local design hero (attended MCAD and graduated in ’03) Mike Perry is returning to Minneapolis with his exhibition entitled: Lost in the Discovery of What Shapes the Mind. Mike currently lives in Brooklyn where he works as an author, magazine publisher, illustrator, painter, and instructor.
Who: Mike Perry
What: Lost in the Discovery of What Shapes the Mind
Where: MCAD Main Gallery
When: Friday, Mar. 26, 6:00 PM
More info here.
Mike Perry: Artist Talk
Thursday, Mar. 25, 6:30 PM
Sponsored by the MCAD Alumni Association
More info here.
I first learned about Process Type Foundry speak at one of last year’s Walker Art Center lectures. They brought up a lot of interesting points in relation to being a couple/team and the pros and cons of working from home; which of course resonated with me and my own work/live relationship with Celeste. Needless to say, they are crazy talented and seem like really awesome people…
The new site, packed with tasty newness, went live sometime today, with the helping hand from Minneapolis dev maestro, Mark Fox. Pop on over and check it out.
I recently had a great opportunity to work with Rhymesayers artist, Toki Wright to design the album for his most recent release, BlackMale. Not only was it awesome to work with Toki for the first time, but the project itself was focused on prevalent culturally charged issues. The EP is free for download with the option to donate to a Haiti relief effort as well. Great cause, great music, great outcome. Make sure to check out Toki’s previous release, A Different Mirror as well.
More info on the Rhymesayers blog.
Mike Swoop is throwing a release party for his New Love album, set to drop 02.02.2010. The event is February 5TH at Sauce in Uptown Minneapolis. Featured guest include Espada & Booka B. Rumor has it that there could be some special appearances as well.. more on that soon as I get word.
The artist line up and location for ARTCRANK 2010 have been announced for the Minneapolis event. After talking to Charles on and off over the past few months it sounds like this year is going to be a huge step up in a couple of ways. One of the most definitive of those will be in the location of the opening night. This year ARTCRANK will be held at Shelter Studios in NE Minneapolis with about 3 times the original capacity. We’ll be seeing a slew of new faces in the show this time around as well (see below). I’m sure chiseling the list down to a reasonable size was an eronious task all by itself.
Artists include: Aaron Pumort • Aaron Shekey • Adam Brackney • Adam Turman • Aesthetic Apparatus • Allan Peters • Amy Campbell • Amy Jo • Angel Bomb • Andy Skoglund • Anthem Heart • Ben Levitz • Bjorn Christianson • Brian Hartley Sago • Briana Auel • Broken Crow • Chelsea Brink • DWITT • Elizabeth Mullen • Erik Anthony Hamline • Gregory Hubacek • Jennifer Davis • Jessica Hall Burns • Johnny Slocum • Joseph Duffy • Katherine Lamm • Kelly Munson • Lovely Mpls • Lure Design • Maranatha Wilson • Paul Gardner • Rob Angermuller • Ross Bruggink • Scott Agrimson • Scott Neff • Spencer Haugh • Tara Costello • Tonja Torgerson • Zara Gonzalez
Opening Night Party: Saturday, April 10
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Brainfeeder camp dropped some holiday goodies on Christmas day… A Decade of Flying Lotus mixed by the platter pirate Gaslamp Killer. GLK strings together a 40 minute set of unreleased Flying Lotus tracks that span across the last 10 years. The set is available via free download over on the Brainfeeder site.
On some other Brainfeeder bits… Flying Lotus is dropping a new album titled ‘Cosmogramma’ on Warp records April 20th of 2010… and Gaslamp Killer is rolling through both Denver & Minneapolis with Prefuse 73 in the upcoming year.
Gaslamp Killer Dates:
Denver : Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Pantyraid (Feat. Ooah of the Glitch Mob) : Saturday February 06 at Cervantes’
Minneapolis : Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Voices Voices : Monday January 25 at Triple Rock Social Club
Celeste and I went on a quick adventure to check out the King Mini show Saturday at Pink Hobo. We were both happily satisfied with the array of affordable pieces and the genuine creative output on this one. Not that the previous shows haven’t been awesome as well, but I feel like this one had all the parts in the right places. The sculptural installation and the unfamiliar but very obvious choice of music, matched the tone of the art perfectly. The whole thing made me feel like I was looking at photos of a creepy little creature’s life. Very telling indeed.
More photos on Pink Hobo’s Flickr page.
Wokerman aka Adam Brackney has been hustlin like a milk man on LSD in a hot July. Check out his wonderful array of goodies for purchase at his recently launched online store. Also, if you get down with the likes of Twitter, follow him there as well.
Hello humans, please make note that Pink Hobo is having it’s Halloween Party/ Monster Print show tonight with special guests including my Diamond Eater as well as funktastic creations by TheWorkSteady, Grim Sun Industries, Mike Davis, Jennifer Davis, Amy Jo and like a zillion other talented people. Please swing by and grab some stuff so we don’t die from starvation. Plus we all like it when our monsters find homes.
Who: Myself + 30 more people
What: Pink Hobo Halloween Party/ Monster Print Show
Where: Pink Hobo Gallery – 507 E Hennepin Ave, NE Minneapolis
When: Opens Oct 31 2009 7PM