Archive for February, 2010

Sad News

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This past thursday, I found out about a fire that destroyed six amazing local businesses in south Minneapolis. This included a great boutique, Patina, as well as Patina’s new venture in all things made in Minnesota, Shoppe Local. I had the great opportunity to have my work sold in Shoppe Local. It opened last October and was gaining a great amount of recognition in town. I hope that these businesses will all choose to rebuild and stay in the neighborhood!  I took these pictures last November and never got around to posting them. I wish I could have posted them under better circumstances.

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Favorite People #008: Charley Harper

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I actually found out about Charley Harper one weekend when I was home in Madison visiting my Mom. As usual, she turns on Sunday Morning while she drinks her tea. But on this certain Sunday (not only was I awake), there was a segment about Todd Oldham and his unique relationship with American Modernist Charley Harper (and promoting his book Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life). And from then on, I fell in love with Mr. Harper’s work. His self-proclaimed “minimal realism” style is so iconic, geometric and sweet. The fact that he illustrated and screen-printed his works, he is not only one of my favorite people but a new-found graphic hero.

Todd Oldham’s pricey book is on my “to buy” list, but until then I’ll just continue to drool over this website.

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Too Many Statesmen

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Holla at my buddy Jon White for representing his shirt in D.C.

Love the enthusiasm!

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