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 Apr 18, 2013 by mike

Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

While I was in Cambodia this past March, I became fascinated with the Khmer alphabet and the signs featuring those letters (See my earlier post about the signs and visuals I found in Cambodia and Laos). While shopping in Phnom Penh, I found a great book entitled Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie filled with photographs of signs found in Kratie, a small, rural city in Central Cambodia. Check out a few pics from the book and then order a copy! It makes a great companion to the popular Faythe Levine & Sam Macon Sign Painters book released last year.

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Friday Mar 22, 2013 by mike

Signs & Visuals of Cambodia and Laos

I'm wrapping up the last few days of a long ass trip around the Southeast corner of the globe. Aside from enjoying the food, nature, history, and lack of snow, I've also been taking tons of photos of signs and other visually-inspiring imagery. Here are some things that caught my eye in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Luang Prabang, Laos.

I was getting a lot of funny looks snapping a photo of this emblem on the side of a trash can just outside Phnom Penh's Central Market. Totally worth it.

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Thursday Feb 21, 2013 by mike

Sign Related: Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Since we opened Sign Related in January, we've had a large number of gallery visitors coming by to check out the show and also ask us a lot of questions regarding the making of all the fantastic work. We decided the best solution would be to let the artists speak for themselves!

We are having a special artist talk with Sign Related's Peyton Scott Russell, Ben Janssens, Dan "Dusty" Madsen, and Matt Thompson. Read More

Monday Oct 29, 2012 by mike

Cool old signs

I'm never not taking photos of handpainted signs, logos, or other design artifacts when I'm walking around. Here's a batch of recent images I've come across. Enjoy!

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BEN LAFOND: A COMBINATION OF THE TWO #2
Artist: Ben LaFond

The second in Ben LaFond's ongoing series of screenprinted Instagram photos is here. Ben's been snapping photos of signs, nature, insects, bizarre and aesthetically engaging happenings in our print studio and all over town, then screenprinting 4.5 x 4.5" art prints.

Limited edition of 20 sets. Each set contains 9 sign & numbered prints available in this set, which are wrapped in a test print obi strip and packaged in a signed & numbered envelope.

The first 10 orders will receive a 10th print!

4 color prints on French Grout Grey paper

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