Tuesday Jan 28, 2014 by mike
LIKE WE ALWAYS DO ABOUT THIS TIME...
Mark your mark ass calendars and come through to our 12th annual celebration of one of hip hop's brightest stars. We've got a major lineup of some of the best hip hop DJs in the city cutting up all of Dr. Dre's biggest hits spanning his 25+ year career, from World Class Wrecking Cru to N.W.A. to Snoop Dogg to Eminem to 50 Cent to Xzibit to Kendrick Lamar and beyond!
Featuring DJ sets from:
Plain Ole Bill & Last Word (Get Cryphy)
Live performances from:
Manchita (GRRRL PARTY)
Felipe Cuauhtli (Los Nativos)
Interactive video mayhem from:
The return of the $20 Sack Pyramid with a VERY SPECIAL surprise guest host!
Wednesday Jan 1, 2014 by mike
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 May 17, 2013 by mike
We continue our BRLSQ Spotlight Series with a feature on artist Brandon Holt. On Tuesday, May 21, we will release Welcome to Hell, a limited edition art print designed by Brandon and screenprinted right here by Ben LaFond. When we first saw his artwork, we were instantly blown away and worked out plans to produce an art print with him. Here's a look inside the mind and world of the one and only Brandon Holt...
Draplin puts it this way-
'Inspired by our undying love for “all things Minnesota.” Man, we love that state. We did a stint there in the rollicking, wild, late ’90s, wrapping a high-falutin’ graphic arts degree at the acclaimed Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Sure, the city had a hold on us, but we were able to get out of town a number of times. To the north, to the south, way out west and up and down that Mississippi River. We know Minnesota.
Tuesday Feb 5, 2013 by mike
Tonight, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of our weekly DJ night, dance party, and all-around awesome time known as Triple Double. Read More
Tuesday Jan 8, 2013 by mike
Over the last few years, Red Bull Thre3style has emerged as the numero uno DJ competition across the planet. Whereas most DJ battles have focused primarily on technical abilities and tricks, Thre3style is a search for the best party rock DJ. Read More
We have found a very limited selection of Artist Proofs and Printer Proofs of this fantastic print!
We are back with a third edition of one of our most popular prints. Autumn 2011 is just about here, so Aaron Draplin came back to pay homage to Minnesota in bright blaze orange hunting colors! Don't let your computer monitor fool you - that orange ink is eyeball-burning, hunter-deflecting fluorescent orange! Maybe our favorite colorway of this bad boy we've done.
Monday Aug 27, 2012 by mike
My friends invited my wife and I to their son's birthday party at the Firefighters Hall & Museum in Northeast Minneapolis this past weekend. I didn't really know what to expect, but was really impressed with the huge collection of antique engines, equipment, photographs, and especially patches from fire departments all across the globe. Here are some photos of my favorites (after the jump), but make sure to stop by the museum to see them for yourself!
Here's our brand new screenprinted poster for Minneapolis-based electronic soul outfit Poliça. Featuring a blazing hot who's-who lineup of some of our city's most beloved musicians, these guys exploded out the gate, taking not just the city but the entire nation by storm with their airy, dreamlike sounds.
Wes Winship's design captures the floating feeling of the group's music, perfect for a warm Summer night. This poster was released at Poliça's August 2012 concert outside The Cabooze where they performed alongside Supreme Cuts and Zoo Animal.
Designed by Wes Winship