New Year's Resolution: More Angus Hamburgers, Craft Beer, Hand Cut Fries and Good Design. Donovan Beer sat down with Omaha designer Dave Nelson of SecretPenguin to discuss his branding campaign for Omaha's Blatt Beer & Table, which lies in the shadow of the shadow of the ghost of demolished Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha (look that up on Google). What's the ...
The Airship is science fiction story and first in a planned trilogy of graphic novels that will be designed, illustrated and printed by Thyberg of Angel Bomb Design + Letterpress in MPLS. A labor of love you cannot miss and a book you simply must have: "I had to resort to printing it by hand on a Vandercook 219 proof press. Since it was printed on a cylinder ...
I bet they don’t ask you take out the trash at TED. I was up to my elbows in stinking, dripping after-party crud when Doug Grimmett of Primal Screen/Atlanta looked at me and said, “I came here with high expectations. You exceeded them." REUNION 2012 found 60 creative people reconnect, reemerge and reinforce the value of friendship, collaboration and love ...
Who won that Neenah Classic Car Contest? Meet Jim O'Connor of Chicagoland, winner of the Neenah Classic Car [Mustang] Contest. We tricked him. First, Jim was told was that he'd won $500 and invited to lunch. As we approached the restaurant, a new Mustang Convertible swung into view honking and blinking with balloons a-flying.. Jim almost fainted.
Meeting Aaron Draplin at HOW Live recently caused Donovan Beery to wonder about the horrible loss of the Great American NEON Sign. "Is America replacing great signs of yesterday with signs of gradients and terror all over? Probably. But every now and then," writes Beery, "'We're going to take it back', as Draplin [says his video on the subject]. And in Omaha, ...
When the right paper choice makes all the difference in the world: "Patrick Jeske of parts & labor in Minneapolis designed the card and explained design intent: “The design called for a piece that was refined, elegant, and timeless, without being pretentious; while tipping it's hat to the heritage of the client's ancestry. This was a true design challenge. ...
Their goal was to lead a life that left as least as much time for themselves as they had given to work and clients for years and years. So far, in 2012, the ratio is good: 9 for "us" : 1 for "them." Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Placio reveal personal history to make a very good point.
First things first: The Beast adores his mom and dad. He might be a expletive spewing Yukon Cornelius, but the guy is a sensitve beast. On Draplin’s website is the latest interview from The Great Discontent where Draplin lays it out. This has to be one of the funniest, most candid, most French-filled-on-the record-sober-interview of an American designer ...
Kody Chamberlain takes the Boston Histree Primah and fails. He introduces us to his beloved, dead pet, Downtown Chicken and suggests ways to cook Cotton Mather with chicken and sausage. When Acadia meets South Boston, there are no survivors. Please go read more....
H. W. Longfellow immortalized the an accomplished designer, engraver, printer, silversmith named Paul Revere making the tale of his midnight ride, whatever its mild inaccuracies, a tale of courage and patriotism. But Revere's life work w. Could he know then that Revere's life would be one of the first of many legends in not only American history but in the annals ...