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Scary Ink! Poster Artists

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: events, local twin cities, posters | Comments Off

As you gear up for Halloween and the much anticipated inaugural Scary Ink! Poster Show at Big Table Studio here is a partial list of participating artists to tide you over. The appropriately themed design above is by Sam Schuna. Hope to see you at the show.

Andy Singer
Bud Snead
David Dresbach
DWITT
Emory Allen
Erik Farseth
Sam Schuna
Joe Anderson
Johnny Quinine
Kelly Perlick
Nick Zdon
Sam Michaels
Todd Zerger


Studio Sweet Studio

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: design, interiors | Tags: , | Comments Off

I suppose I’m late to the party on this but I just discovered Studio Sweet Studio. It’s a fun little site put together by Meg Lewis in Minneapolis and Tuesday Bassen from Minneapolis seemly to fuel our micro-studio day dreams and my secret desire to be cool (Cindy is already cool so I don’t think she has that secret desire). The site features the studios of designers and interviews with all sorts of creative types. They seem to favor women and illustrators – but hey… we like both of those things. Always cool to see the work spaces that nurture other designers and small studios and learn more about their processes.



The Race Has Begun

Posted: October 15th, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: artifacts, design, events, local twin cities | Tags: , | Comments Off

It was a beautiful Fall morning for a 5k and great to see so many participants running in the official shirt. Now wear them out among the unsuspecting public and our plan will be complete (see previous post). Also, have to give a shout out to our good friend Tom Flint who took time off from deadlines at GdB to play at the run with his band.

Our shirts were popular with the cool kids.

And the little kids (some of them preferred to wear them backwards).

Father and son teams liked the shirts.

They were also a hit with the girls.

Speaking of hits – someone get Tom and the band some shirts!


 


Runnin with the Law

Posted: October 14th, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: artifacts, design, events, local twin cities | Tags: , | Comments Off

We just executed step two (delivery) in our evil plot to inject over 400 long sleeve Runnin’ with the Law 5k shirts into the wardrobes of Minnesota runners. In step one we designed a blue and blue on blue design that we hope will flatter even the potentially pallid complexion of midwesterners heading into winter. We hope the fun, dare we say handsome, design will inspire frequent wear long after the race to insure massive spread. The kid size shirts (on black) are super cute so in addition to running clubs and offices we expect that our design will find its way into elementary schools. Think of it, an entire generation will develop a new appreciation for design. They’ll grow up demanding it for every event and BrainstormOverload – in addition to becoming world famous – will achieve its goal of becoming the most powerful design force in the Universe.

The final step (distribution) will happen at race check-in which is at the Lake Harriet band shell and starts at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15th. The race starts at 9:00. Hope to see you there. We’ll be the ones laughing maniacally and photographing the design outbreak.

 


Scary Ink Poster Show

Posted: October 8th, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: events, local twin cities, posters | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Just finished my first glow-in-the-dark screen print. It’s entitled “10-31″ which will make more sense if you look at it sideways. At 13×13 inches it’s a small poster printed in a small limited edition on super black Skin 100 lb. cover from Curious Papers for the upcoming Scary Ink! poster show at Big Table Studio. There will be a big opening reception and sale on October 29th. I’ve heard costumes are encouraged. Hope to see you at the studio: 375 Wabasha St N., St Paul, MN 55102