The Nada Surf and Destroyer gig posters were both selected for publication in this year’s HOW International Design Annual. I look forward to the Annual every year for its showcase of great design and this one does not disappoint. There is a ton of great work here with the Minneapolis design community being well represented. Special thanks to HOW and the judges, Mikey Burton, Noreen Morioka and Jamey Wagner for selecting my work!
The Nada Surf poster I designed early last year was recently included in the new Communication Arts Typography Annual. I’ve always looked at being recognized by Communication Arts as the pinnacle of design awards and it’s a huge honor to be included with all the amazing work in this year’s annual. The Typography Annual is only in it’s third year but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite design annuals. If you haven’t had the chance to check out all the great work there, I highly recommend that you do so. Special thanks to Nada Surf, Communication Arts and the judges, Gail Anderson, Jessica Hische and Jesse Ragan.
It’s time once again for my annual best-of music list. These are the albums and artists I enjoyed most this past year and, as always, it was tough to narrow it down to a small number. You can also check out an rdio playlist with (most of) the artists from this list.
Woods, Bend Beyond
Deep Sea Arcade, Out Lands
Opossom, Electric Hawaii
Gold Motel, S/T
The Men, Open Your Heart
Matthew Dear, Beams
King Tuff, S/T
Mac Demarco, 2
Low Roar, S/T
On An On, Ghosts
Blackbird Blackbird, Boracay Planet
Dusted, Total Dust
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Copenhagen Dreams
Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth
BEST OF 2012
40. Now, Now, Threads
39. A.C. Newman, Shut Down The Streets Continue reading ‘Best of 2012′
A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to design a gig poster for Sea Wolf’s show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. It was a great show and I got to meet Alex too, who is an extremely nice guy. The print is an 18×24 three color screen print (black, off-white, and yellow ink) on 100# Charcoal Brown French Construction stock. Prints are available for purchase at my etsy shop.
I was fortunate to work with Sharon Van Etten on a gig poster for her recent show with Tennis at First Ave. in Minneapolis. The design was inspired by the lyrics and music of her excellent new album, Tramp. The poster is a three color (green, black and gray) 18 x 24 screen print on heavyweight cream stock (French Construction Whitewash). You can buy a print at my etsy shop or at the paypal button above. Thanks to Sharon and her manager, Ben, for the opportunity to work on this with them.
I designed a gig poster for The Walkmen for their show at First Ave in MPLS last month. The design was inspired by their new great album, “Heaven”. The poster is a three color (metallic gold, gray/blue and black) 18 x 24 screen print on heavyweight light green stock (French Construction Cement Green). Prints can be purchased at the paypal buton above or through my etsy shop. I’m working on a few detail shots of the poster that should be posted in the next week or so. Thanks to the band and their management for the opportunity to work on this project.
I recently partnered with the band Destroyer on a gig poster for their show with Sandro Perri at The Cedar in MPLS. The design was inspired by their excellent 2011 release, “Kaputt”. The print is an 18 x 24 four color screen print (black, white and 2 gray inks) on heavyweight light gray stock (French Construction Grout Gray 100#C). Prints can be purchased at the paypal button above or through my esty shop. Thanks to Destroyer, their management and The Cedar for the opportunity to work on this project.