Artcrank Minneapolis 2014 Artists


Applications for ARTCRANK MSP 2014 almost doubled to nearly 200 and the show has expanded to include 40 talented creatives with bikes on the brain. We’re honored to be part of the 20% selected and to find ourselves in such exceptional company. We’re also excited the show is May 31st (4-10pm) this year and hope it is sunny and warm so the streets surrounding Shelter Studios are positively jammed with cyclists of every stripe. Above is a photo of the 2013 show. Below is a list of participating artists with links to their portfolios. Together they should get you stoked and motivate you to get there early. See you at the show.

Aaron Purmort
Adam Hoganson
Adam Martin
Adam Toht
Adam Turman
Allan Peters
Allegra Lockstadt
Anne Ulku
Eric Larson
Bill Moran
Boxy Mouse
Brian Geihl
Brian Hurley
Brock Davis
Carla Zetina
Chad Olson
David Schwen
Eric Drommerhausen
Erik Hamline
Greg Brose
Greg Gossel
Gustav Holtz
Hannah Johnson
Joseph Hrabe
Kevin Hayes
Lindsey Wright
Natalie Wynings
Nate Johannes
Patrice Soehnlein
Paul Afong
Phil Jones
Pseudo Manitou
Ross Bruggink
Sam Michaels
Sean Ryan Cooley
Todd Zerger
Trent Onjay
Scott Thares

Proud Papas Everywhere

It’s been fun to hear about our 2012 Artcrank poster “Proud Papa” being discovered in public collections. Thanks to everyone who has shared a find with us (keep ’em coming). A few of our favorites are the new Pearl Izumi HQ in Boulder, CO., The Thule HQ in Seymour, CT and SingleSpeed Brewing in Cedar Falls, IA.  More about the poster.


Gallery: A visit to Pearl Izumi headquarters

Pearl Izumi headquarters as photographed by Logan VonBokel of VeloNews





Chez Panisse Posters

Today the iconic Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse survived a fire (SF Chronicle). Alice Waters, a pioneer of the local and organic food movement, started the restaurant in 1971. It went on to be named not only the best restaurant in America but one of the 50 best restaurants in the world. In an effort to help Chez Panisse bounce back our good friend and artist David Lance Goines of St. Hieronymus Press is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of any of his extensive collection of Chez Panisse poster to the reconstruction. The month of April is your chance to get a beautiful, limited edition, hand-printed poster (often as many as 14 colors) and help the slow food movement get on the fast track to recovery. See the full collection on David’s website. Here are a few of our favorites to entice you.

Poster Offensive Show

There was a great turn out for Poster Offensive 6 at Big Table Studio. Here are a few photos. There are a few more on Flickr. And, a bit more detail about the show and our poster in a previous post. We printed a small edition of 25 but a few are still available at Big Table Studio and on Etsy.

View from the back by the big table.

Our poster “Freedom” with someone’s shadow driving the point home.

The man himself Mr. Peet Fetsch. Thanks for throwing another Poster Offensive show Peet.

I got caught pointing the camera at the capacity crowd. It was super packed so probably best in the end that no one invited the Fire Marshal.


Poster Offensive 6

Washington is in overdrive and has drawn the rest of the nation into the potent conversation about who should be running things and in which direction they should run. That means it’s time, once, again, for Poster Offensive. This year’s show promises 24 artists each expressing his or her take on any and all things political. From the future of marriage to the future of Big Bird, bayonets in the military and binders full of women in the White House. It’s all fair game.

We hope to see you November 3rd, 2012 for the show opening at Big Table Studio and the Amsterdam Bar (showing a retrospective of past shows). Bring whatever money you didn’t blow on a super pac and spend it encouraging local (and possibly outrageous) poster art. Below is a list of participating artists and a sneak peek at our poster entitled “Freedom”. If you can’t get to the show you can still get a poster on Etsy.

Poster Offensive 2012 Artists:
David Dresbach
Bill Ferenc
Dale Flattum
Ruthann Godollei
Amy Jo
Craig Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Andrew Kiekhafer
Ben Levitz
Jesse Lindhorst
Cory Loven
Steven McCarthy
Samatha Michaels
Bill Moran
Jamie Paul
Kelly Perlick
Andy Powell
Derek Presnail
Aaron Purmort
Jenni Undis
Andrew Weydt
Todd Zerger
Nick Zdon

MN Local Poster Show Sneak Peek

Our poster for the MN Local Food & Beverage poster show is done, signed, sealed and delivered. It was great fun collaborating with Heidi Andermack (Boss Lady at Chowgirls) if kinda intimidating having learned that she is married to local type hero Chank Diesel. The easiest way to solve that turned out to be using his type (Dekapot Cyrillic and Eatwell) which provided the perfect Northeast texture. We printed an edition of 65 with three custom colors on French Paper’s yummy 110 lb. Speckletone Wine cover. Hope to see some familiar faces at the show. Until then here’s a sneak peek of our print.

MN Local Food and Beverage Poster Show Lineup


We’re excited to have been partnered with the Northeast Farmer’s Market for the MN Local Food and Beverage Poster Show. The show will open in conjunction with First Thursday in the Arts District – September 6th 2012 at Chowgirls Parlor. It’s sure to be a fantastic show. Check out the lineup of local artists and local deliciousness. And, check back in a few weeks for a sneak peek. The official show poste pictured here was designed by Spunk and printed by Big Table Studio.

Adam Turman
Amy Jo

Anne Ulku

Bjorn Christianson



J.C. Lovely

Peet Fetsch

Rob Pflaum


Studio on Fire

Todd Zerger – BrainstormOverload


Partnering with:

Anchor Fish and Chips
Dangerous Man Brewing
East Side Food Co-op
Ferndale Farms
Malone’s Simple Syrups
Nate Dogs
Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market
Sapsucker Farms
Sen Yai Sen Lek
Smude’s Sunflower Oil
Thousand Hills Cattle Company
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

Artcrank Minneapolis 2012 Sneak Peek

Just finished printing this year’s Artcrank poster. It’s called “Proud Papa” in honor of our newborn son Griffin Eames who joined us durring the process. Despite dragging junior along in a Burley bike trailer Dad wins the race with a surge of pride and the energy that brings.

Printed in a limited edition of 75 the poster is two colors on 19″x25″ Smart White 110 lb. cover from French Paper Company (and would make a great Father’s Day gift… I’m just sayin’). Look for it at the opening show which will be held April 14th, 2012 at Traffic Zone Gallery. Cindy, Griffin and I hope to see you there.

You can still purchase a Proud Papa print in our shop.

Artcrank Minneapolis Artists Announced

Year after year Artcrank gets bigger, better and crazier. But, it isn’t getting any easier to be selected as an artist so we are beside ourselves to have made the list for 2012. Here is the stellar company we find ourselves in. Check out the links, it really is a dizzying array of talent. Hope you’ll join us all for the show April 14, 2012 at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art.

Aaron Purmort
Adam Dennis
Adam Turman
Aesthetic Apparatus
Allan Peters
Amy Jo
Anne Ulku
Andy Wood
Big Table Studio
Bill Burns
Bjorn Christianson
Brian Geihl
Crystal Jensen
David Paul Seymour
Emory Allen
Erik Johnson
Gabriel Gathmann
Geoffrey Schley
Ian Davies
Jason Craig
Jessica Hall Burns
Keith Williams
Kirsten Swank
Kyle Coughlin
Laura Brown
Lindsey Aho
Mettle Velo/Scott Shore
Michael Lizama
Mike Caguin
Nate Johannes
Rachel Roddy
Ross Bruggink
Sam Michaels
Steven Jokisch
Studio On Fire
Todd Zerger
Vadim Gershman

Scary Ink! Poster Artists

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
Emory Allen
Erik Farseth
Sam Schuna
Joe Anderson
Johnny Quinine
Kelly Perlick
Nick Zdon
Sam Michaels
Todd Zerger

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