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Thursday Jun 26, 2014 by mike

Holdfast III: Effigy & Exile at CO Exhibitions

This Saturday, we draw back the curtains for the grand opening of a spectactular new art show at CO Exhibitions. A collection of paintings and sculptures from over one dozen local and international artists, "Effigy And Exile" is the third group exhibit of the Holdfast collective. The show is a celebration of the figurative arts and features portraits of exiled, shunned, and forgotten characters, all painted or drawn with impeccable technical skill. We have never seen a show quite like this come through CO.

Effigy And Exile opes this Saturday, June 28th at CO Exhibitions.
1101 Stinson Blvd at Broadway in Norheast Minneapolis, MN
Free / all ages welcome

The opening features live music from Minneapolis' dark folk outfit Blood And Sun.

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Monday Jun 23, 2014 by mike

John Baizley 001 - 004 mini prints on sale Tuesday

This Tuesday, we will be releasing a set of mini prints designed by John Baizley in three different colorways. Grab these sets when they hit our online store Tuesday June 24th at a random time!

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Monday Jun 9, 2014 by mike

Mike 2600 "Music Haunted by the Ghosts of Records Past: Vol. I"

What is rap records are actually haunted by the ghosts of the old records that they sample? Did you ever stop to think about that shit? Well guess what... I did. And I made a mix about it. '90s hip hop classics broken down with the original funk and jazz records sampled in them. Enjoy and share!

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Friday Jun 6, 2014 by mike

Our 2014 Bonnaroo poster

It's here! We're less than one week away from the start of the 13th annual gigantic music and arts festival in Manchester TN known as Bonnaroo. For the 9th year in a row, we've designed and screenprinted a poster which will be available at the festival merch stands and afterwards in our online store.

From music to camping to arts, there's a little bit of Bonnaroo fun happening inside each of these letters, all designed by our own Mike Davis. The poster was screenprinted in 4 colors on French paper by Sarah Schatz. Can't make it to Bonnaroo this year? Check for it in our online store beginning Tuesday June 17th.

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Tuesday Jun 3, 2014 by mike

Sign Painters - the movie

Burlesque-recommended film! If you are at all interested in the art, craft, or trade of hand-painted signs, then we strongly suggest you head over to signpaintersfilm.com to check out the new film from Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. Based on the book of the same name, the documentary covers the techniques, 100+ year history, and personal stories of the world of sign painting. It's an eye-opening and very properly-made film. Watch the movie, read the book, paint some signs!

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Monday Jun 2, 2014 by mike

New Baroness mini prints from John Baizley

We have two new mini prints ready to drop in our online store Tuesday, June 3rd at a random time. Based on Baroness artwork from the one and only John Baizley, each of these prints measure 8.5 x 11" and are 2 color screenprints (including metallic gold ink) on bleach-splattered French Nightshift Blue and Steel Grey paper. The bleach effect was created by hand on each print, so no two prints are exactly alike.

$10 each + shipping.

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Monday Jun 2, 2014 by mike

Backup Hijinks

Minneapolis-based software company Code42 just premiered a new promotional video for their CrashPlan computer backup assistant. Read More

Wednesday May 21, 2014 by mike

Suitable 4 Framin issue 11

Our bud and longtime Burlesque supporter Iqvinder just sent us a copy of his latest Suitable 4 Framin zine. Focusing on graffiti and related visual arts, the latest issue features all artists from Minneapolis. Alongside a generous feature of Mike Davis' design work are interviews with Jennifer Davis, Biafra, plus lots of graffiti pics. Read More

Monday May 19, 2014 by mike

Burlesque takes on tUnE-yArDs

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Wes Winship and Mike Davis recently wrapped up an all-new screenprinted poster for tUnE-yArDs' Spring / Summer 2014 tour. We took plenty of inspiration from her fantastic new "Water Fountain" music video (see it below) and ran with it into a wild world of weirdness. This was a fun one to say the least.

Grab a copy on the road or in our online store once the tour wraps up.

Here are a few detail shots:

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Thursday May 15, 2014 by mike

Wordplay: The story of the Amazing Stumptown Spelling Bee

W O R D P L A Y from Ryan Bush on Vimeo.

A great little documentary on the Amazing Stumptown Spelling Bee, a social gathering and language challenge produced by our friends at The Pressure in Portland, OR. If you enjoy words and typography, have a look!

Wes Winship
Version B - Burlesque
Thomas Hooper

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