Aesthetic Apparatus is a screen-printing design studio in Minneapolis. You may have heard of them, because their work rocks. And they do a lot of gig posters that you may have seen around. They offer the test prints from their screens for sale on their website, and in their own way, they might be more interesting than the finished prints.

These are my faves (though already sold out)

This last one, I’m pretty sure, uses a very similar Grey’s Anatomy source image to the one I pulled for my own “Save Yourself” screen printed posters.


Catia Chien

May 30, 2008

I think I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately because I’ve been drawn to whimsical, fanciful imagery lately. I found Catia’s illustrations at the Renegade Craft Fair last year in Chicago, and I love the whimsical, fragile quality her work has. Like a dream you had as a child, that you just almost remember.

Check out more (and buy prints!) at

Most everybody I know who does interesting creative work…went through a period of years…where they could tell what they were making wasn’t what they wanted it to be. Everybody goes through that…The most important thing you can do is do a lot of work…and eventually [the work] you do will live up to your ambitions.

It’s also a bit reassuring that Peabody Award winning Ira Glass has that “like, you know” filler word speaking quirk that I just can’t seem to shake. It is possible to say “like” too often and still be well respected!

Out of 2376 songs, it decided to follow up “Shut Your Eyes,” by the Shout Out Louds, with Snow Patrol’s “Open Your Eyes.” Well played iPod, well played.

pure michigan

May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Yeondoo Jung translates children’s images to photographs. Love it!

via swissmiss


May 25, 2008

I’m always inspired by the work over at Graphic Exchange. I’m loving these recent prints of my favorite city in the world.