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.


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.


Too Many Statesmen

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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

Love the enthusiasm!