Interview: Manual Dexterity

•April 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Recently, Adam from Manual Dexterity contacted me about sharing some of the stories behind some of my gig poster designs. I gave some insight behind the design of 5 posters: Junip, Jeremy Messersmith, Nada Surf, The Walkmen, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. If you’ve ever wondered about the ideas or process behind these designs, read on. Also, make sure to check out the entire issue – there’s tons of great content about indie bands, artists and labels. Big thanks to Adam for the interview!

Sea Wolf gig poster in How International Design Annual

•April 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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I’m thankful and honored to have my Sea Wolf gig poster included in this year’s How International Design Annual. The annual is chock full of great design from all over the world, pick up a copy if you haven’t already.

Sea Wolf in Communication Arts Typography Annual!

•April 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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It is an honor to have my Sea Wolf poster included in this year’s Communication Arts Typography Annual. There is so much amazing typography and design work in this annual and I’m thrilled and humbled to be included with the work of so many designers whom I admire and respect. Big thanks to Sea Wolf, Communication Arts and to this year’s judges Eric Marinovich, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch and Sibylle Hagmann.

Sea Wolf gig poster in Illustrators 56

•April 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

 

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I’m thrilled to have the Sea Wolf gig poster be included as part of Illustrators 56, the illustration annual exhibition published by Society of Illustrators. It’s quite an honor (to say the least) to be included with so many talented illustrators, many of whom are legends in their own right.

Best of 2013

•December 30, 2013 • 1 Comment

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Time once again for my annual best music of the year list. 2013 saw a glut of amazing albums, probably one of the best years for new music releases that I’ve seen in awhile. As always, it was tough to narrow it down to a small list but, in the end, these were the artists and albums that I enjoyed most this year. I’ve also compiled a playlist on rdio, where you can hear songs from all the artists listed below. (rdio is free to sign-up and, in my opinion, much better than spotify).

Honorable Mention
Fidlar - S/T
Bleeding Rainbow - Yeah Right
Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something to Happen
Mogwai – Les Revenants
Boardwalk – S/T
Coke Weed Back to Soft
Ice Age – You’re Nothing
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe/Pacing EP
Dog Bite – Velvet Changes
Waaves – Afraid of Heights
Alpine – A is for Alpine
Major Leagues – Weird Season
Shark? – Savior
Widowspeak – Almanac
Jagwar Ma – Howlin

Best of 2013
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. Indians - Somewhere
39. Suuns - Images du Futur
38. Bleached - Ride Your Heart Continue reading ‘Best of 2013′

Minnesota State Fair Art Prints now available

•August 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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In honor of the State Fair opening today, the “What I ate at the MN State Fair” illustration series is now available as art prints via my Society 6 store.

New Work: Best Coast

•August 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Here is a new poster I recently designed with Best Coast for their July 31st show @ First Ave with local (MPLS) band Prissy Clerks. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (black, white, orange) on 100# C French Blu Raspberry stock. Prints are for sale in my etsy shop. There are also a few autographed prints signed by Bethany and Bobb that will be up in my store very soon.

 
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