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Monday Jan 20, 2014 by mike

Free t-shirt offer

That's right! It's a new year and we want to pass the good cheer along to all of you out there. Throughout the month of January 2014, if you order $50 of any merchandise or more from our online store, we will send you a FREE t-shirt!

All you need to do is tell us your shirt size (Women's S - Men's XXL) in the COMMENTS section of your order and we will choose a random shirt design to surprise you with. We have about a dozen different designs in our vault that we'll be randomly choosing from. Read More

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014 by mike

Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks!

Funk travelers, marketh thine calendars! Chromeo and Cut Copy will be taking over the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater later this year and we designed the poster. BOOM. Taking cues from West Coast psych legends like Rick Griffin and Randy Tuten, Mike Davis and Wes Winship went all the way in with this brand new design. Stay tuned for details about a screenprinted version.

Wednesday Jan 1, 2014 by mike

Pillsbury "A" Mill Complex illustration

Diving right into 2014, I started the first day of the year wrapping up a vector illustration of the historic Pillsbury "A" Mill Complex, located on Main St. along the Mississippi River. Expect to see more of these illustrations of the Twin Cities' beloved buildings, and who knows... maybe some prints?

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Friday Dec 27, 2013 by mike

Left-Handed Sketches by Manola Suvannarad

I was eating dinner with my in-laws last night and one of them brought up a local artist whose work was worth checking out: Manola Suvannarad has been, for the better part of 2013, challenging herself to draw portraits of pop-culture figures using only her non-dominant left hand. The results are impressive and entertaining to say the least.

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Friday Dec 20, 2013 by Jodi

Fond Memories of 2013: Jodi edition

I started out 2013 with a black metal solo hike around Pike Island. I remember it being a balmy 10 degrees

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Monday Dec 16, 2013 by mike

Fond Memories of 2013

That was a pretty cool year. Here are some of my favorite things that happened, in and outside of Burlesque. Thanks to all of my family, friends, and teammates who helped make 2013 worth writing about on our blog.

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Friday Dec 13, 2013 by mike

BRLSQ for Doomtree Blowout 9

It's that time of year again... Minneapolis' own Doomtree crew is taking over the city for the ninth year straight with sold out shows at Triple Rock Social Club and First Avenue's mainroom. We were asked to design and screenprint a poster to commemorate the festivities and here she is... one creature face for each year, designed by Mike Davis and screenprinted in super bright colors on French Pop-Tone Hot Fudge paper by Ben LaFond. Grab one at any of the remaining First Avenue Blowout 9 shows or in our online store in early January 2014!

Here are a few rough sketches from the creative process...

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Wednesday Dec 11, 2013 by mike

Sign Painting Cinematheque Tangier

Check out our buds and outstanding Twin Cities sign painters Dan "Dusty" Madsen and Forrest Wozniak gettin' busy for the Walker Art Center. The Walker just posted a ton of photos and an interview with Dusty in conjunction with the giant map of Tangier, Morocco the two just painted for a new exhibit on art inspired by Tangier.

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Thursday Dec 5, 2013 by mike

Burlesque's 2013 Holiday Gift Picks

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and family, it's that time of year! You have a lot of lovely people on your shopping list - most of them have been nice, some naughty, a couple ehhhhhhh, but let's face it... they all deserve a wonderful gift from you. Right? Here are some of our suggestions of holidays gifts you can order right now and have them delivered to your door in time for Big Baby Jesus' birthday.

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Thursday Dec 5, 2013 by mike

Serpents Unleashed: Progress photos pt 6

Things are looking pretty serious around here. Seven colors down.

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Wes Winship, Mike Davis
Wes Winship, Mike Davis

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