It's our 20 year anniversary!

This year, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary!
Hard to believe we've been going at it for two decades, but the calendar don't lie.

While the name Burlesque was being thrown around during the late '90s Life Sucks Die era, and can even be seen written on some of the house-designed ads inside the magazine's final issues, we really got things fired up with a full-time design and print operation, logo, and website in the Fall of 2003.

We dove head on into designing concert posters, printing them in Wes' homemade screen printing studio in the basement of his South Minneapolis apartment building, creating album covers and logos, sharpening our squeegees, and connecting with the communities of poster artists, printers, and collectors across the map.

We opened First Amendment Arts, an art gallery in the front of our Northeast Minneapolis print shop, and hosted shows from dozens of local and national artists, moved upstairs to open CO Exhibitions and brought in even bigger artists and events, printed thousands of posters, shirts, and stickers, made some incredible friends, traveled around the globe to share our work at schools, galleries, and events like Flatstock, then came back home to keep making more.

We've worked on design and print projects for a huge range of clients, from Nike, Target, X-Games, UFC, Chromeo, World Street Kitchen, Stones Throw Records, Baroness, Stephen ESPO Powers, 3M, Converge and Deathwish Records, Tara McPherson, to Walker Art Center, and so many more.

We threw a party for Dr. Dre's birthday, unknowingly lighting the fuse to launch a worldwide annual holiday with Dre Day parties happening in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Nashville, Seattle, Tampa, and even Paris.

We've steered the ship through a number of truly wild twists and turns and goddammit we're still here bringing you all the high quality graphic design, screen printing, events, and good times you can dream of.

Plenty of celebrations to come throughout the remainder of 2023 (more on that below), but for now, here are a few photos of just a few of the fun projects and events we've been part of over the years.

Oh you thought we were just gonna do a little blog post and that's it? Come celebrate this mega milestone in style at a multimedia bash in Modist Brewing's brand spankin' new event space!

Our dear friend Shannon Blowtorch will be spinning some tunes for you to get down to!

Those Magic Underground boyz will be prestidigitating and destroying your beautiful brains!

We'll have some new and classic posters, shirts, and other goods on display and available for purchase!

We're bringing back the spirit of Cinco De Mayhem with some custom piñatas filled with ridiculously good prizes!

Take a chance with our carnival games!

Challenge a friend to a classic video game projected exxxtra large onto the walls!


Glorious, award-winning beer from Modist!



RSVP and invite friends on Facebook!

Bill, Bill, Bill!

We've been admiring the artwork of Bill Rebholz for years and honestly, we can't believe we didn't make this happen earlier. Better late than never as we launch our debut print with this Los Angeles-based artist with roots in the Twin Cities. We present to you... MACKEREL CAN!

Bill Rebholz "Mackerel Can" print

Available in two distinct colorways, these prints are 6 bright and outta sight colors on 100% cotton paper, signed and numbered by the artist. Don't miss your chance to adorn your kitchen or dining room with this beauty.

While you're here, check out some more of Bill's work that we love and follow that man on Instagram!

Bill Rebholz artwork 1

Bill Rebholz artwork 2

Bill Rebholz artwork 3

Bill Rebholz artwork 4

Two new Wrestlemania posters

Here are two brand new prints we designed and screen printed for the team at Phenom Gallery, timed with the 39th annual Wrestlemania in Los Angeles, CA. These were both designed by Mike Davis, who grew up obsessed with pro wrestling in the late '80s and early '90s, so, naturally, this was a dream project to work on. Prints are available through Phenom Gallery!

See more details in our Design Portfolio.

2022: Look Back At It!

We made it through 2022 and it wasn't that bad! We continued situating ourselves into our new stuio, we printed a lot of posters, we designed a lot of things, we painted a lot of murals, and something something something the friends we made along the way. Here's to more big and exciting projects in the new year!

Printing a face meltingly large amount of Circle Jerks tour posters.

Our debut print release with San Francisco's Emily Fromm.

Going BIG on our BXL manual printing press.

Jack Gregory's JOKER print. One of our favorite print projects of the year!

Our debut print release with LA's own Jay Howell. Two separate editions of prints, each hand-painted by Jay.

Sending our dear Jenna (A.K.A. Turbo) off on the next chapter in her design career.

Welcoming Adam (A.K.A. Mr. Band A.K.A. Fuck Yeah Man) to the print crew.

Wes painting a stunning loon mural at the Minnesota State Fair as part of Forecast Public Art's JOYFUL WORLD exhibit.

Super intricate Shawshank Redemption prints for artist Laurent Durieux.

Wes and Mike visited St. Louis and painted a giant mural for the Sinse Cannabis crew and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

One of two prints we produced for local illustrator Nemo's series for the South Park 25th anniversary celebration.

Wes set up shop on the plaza in front of the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul to create Assemblage STPL, a mixed media reinterpretation of wayfinding and the history of the neighborhood.

The first of the posters we designed and printed for Phenom Gallery featuring Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns.

Our debut print with Minneapolis' rising talent Emma Eubanks.

Rounding out the year with our Midway Holiday Jam!

Announcing our 2022 Holiday Savings!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and we've worked out FIVE different ways for you to save while shopping for all the cool friends and family on your holiday shopping list.


• Enjoy FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the United States for orders $100 and up! Discount applied automatically at checkout.


•  Buy any 3 posters and we'll hand pick 2 additional posters to include with your order. This won't show up on your order notification, but we'll handle everything on our end for you.

•  Pick up four sets of our Field Notes notebooks for just $40!

•  Mix or match any three issues of Life Sucks Die Magazine for just $9!

•  3 decks of Legacy Of Legerdemain playing cards for only $20!


Whether you're interested in a small batch of one-color posters or a large edition of multi-color fine art prints, our award-winning team is ready and equipped to bring your screenprinting project to life. Quality is our top priority. Check out some details and don't hesitate to drop us a line if you have questions. We'll be happy to help you out.


We have completed design and illustration projects for a diverse range of clients including Nike Sportswear, Target, X Games, 3M, Rhymesayers, Arcade Fire, Chromeo, Toyota, and many others. From logos to album packaging to posters to event branding, we would love to create the visual elements to help you develop your brand, promote your event, and add excitement to your business.