CHUX COLLAB #18 with JAKE KEELER
A Minnesota based artist and avid fly fisherman. Jake has a MFA in painting and drawing from the University or Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree from Macalester. His work has been shown all over the U.S. and has been used by outdoor apparel and gear companies like Simms and Patagonia. Jake is active in conservation and advocacy efforts involving clean water, public lands, and positive community building.
support the outdoors here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JakeKeeler
CHUX COLLAB #17 with BEN JOHNSON
benjayway is a cross-disciplinary graphic design studio with high standards of form and content. Founded by Ben Johnson in 2011, the studio's purpose is to help brands communicate visually with contemporary, timeless, thoughtful design. Ben is a former student of the Minneapolis College Art & Design and has worked with small, medium and large size agency and design shops across the country with clients such as: The North Face, Lyft, Adidas, Google, Starbucks, Target, Propel, Alfa Romeo, Loews Hotels, The Walker Art Center, Sperry, Blu Dot and many more. When Ben isn't in the studio, he's out taking adventures with his family, listening to Eddie Vedder, eating pizza, trying new beer and running trail marathons.
see more of his work here: www.benjayway.com
CHUX COLLAB #12 with MJ HEUBACH
"Snowy Days and Starry Nights" by MJ Heubach is our final #chuxcollab of 2017 but it is our first glow in the dark design! Specializing in custom artwork, graphic design, art scanning and archival pigment giclee printing MJ's art can be seen here. You can also find him working on making other peoples artwork and art collections look great at MPLS FRAME SHOP located in south Minneapolis.
CHUX COLLAB #11 with our unsappy, uncrappy friends Old Tom Foolery
Old Tom Foolery is the brainchild of Joel Gryniewski and Lauren Gryniewski—two ad-industry vets who also happen to be married. Back when Joel was wooing Lauren, he had a tough time finding cards that were: a) funny, b) letterpressed (they’re both suckers for a deep impression), and c) not so dainty as to make her question his masculinity. So they set out to make their own witty letterpress cards that would appeal to both sexes. Old Tom Foolery launched its first line of "unsappy, uncrappy" greeting cards, The Footnotes Collection, at the National Stationery Show in 2008. Over the years, OTF has expanded its product lineup to include the Headlines Collection, Classic Collection, and Banner Collection. The company has won six LOUIE Awards (the Oscars of the greeting card industry), including the Rising Star award in 2010, and the Most Humorous award in 2012. Old Tom Foolery is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and is proud to print all its products locally.
CHUX COLLAB #10 with one of our all time favorites, Brent Schoonover.
Hailing from the epicenter of culture known as South Beloit, Il, Brent was on a one-way trip to normalcy until the fateful day he laid eyes upon his first comic book. He immediately grabbed hold of a pencil and never let go, dedicating himself to creating scores of characters and scenarios with a zeal that would make lesser men quake in dread.
Now located in Minnesota, he draws upon a fertile imagination marinated in comics, old cartoons, classic horror movies, pro wrestling and face-melting metal to create distinctive illustrations with a retro feel that run the gamut from comic books to editorial and packaging assignments. So if you have a project that needs a fresh look, give him a call. He has plenty of ink to go around.
CHUX COLLAB #9 is with our friend and and co-worker, Maggie Pemberton. Maggie is a visual artist focusing on illustration, textile design and print making. After graduating MCAD in 2016 she was in search of a shop where she could get her hands dirty learning the screen printing process in a more production based setting. Septembers Collab is inspired by Minnesota wildflowers and the beginning of autumn. Keep an eye out for more work from Maggie in the future but in the mean time please check out some more projects here. enjoy!
CHUX COLLAB #8 is with Adam Toht. The super talented Director and Artist is the founder of The Saline Project, a Brooklyn based company that focuses on video. The group has directed music videos for Eminem, The Hives and The Cure just to name a few. They also have directed TV commercials for familiar brands like M&M's, Samsung, Nestle and Sketchers. Adam now resides in Minneapolis with his wife and kids. we are extremely excited to collaborate with him on this months t-shirt. Please check out more of his work, you will not be let down!
CHUX COLLAB #7 is with Corey Sweeter. We met Corey years ago having pints and looking at posters. A short time later we were printing some posters for him and since then he has been designing and illustrating for many local breweries and publications. Corey is an illustrator/ designer, music junkie, beer lover, former business professional turned stay-at-home father, family DJ and resident craft beer sommelier, and lover of all things minnesotan. In their spare time the Sweeter's enjoy giving back to the community by volunteering there time with organizations like Dangerous Man Volunteer and Surly Gives a Damn.
CHUX COLLAB #6 is with illustrator DWITT. The humble and hardworking artist is a resident of St. Paul, Minnesota. You have seen his work in comics, on beer cans/bottles on buildings and gig posters. His style and ability have inspired many artist and designers and we are one of them. As fellow screen printers, we respect his analog ways, all of his work is created sans computer. INKS, BRUSHES, WATERCOLORS, GO.
CHUX COLLAB #5 is with super talented Steve 'Mario' Marinelli. Steve studied illustration at MCAD. He is currently working full time as a designer in the apparel industry here in the Twin Cities. In his free time you will find him biking around town, enjoying some beers and getting inspired for his next cool freelance gig. Mario is also a salty veteran of ARTCRANK and a terrific soccer official. We have had the pleasure of working with Steve on a couple projects in the past and are looking forward to many more. happy may! enjoy.
CHUX COLLAB #4 is with our bud Pat Peterson. He is an illustrator, graphic designer and screen printer living and working in Minneapolis, MN.
CHUX: how long have you been creating illustrations and designing?
PP: I've been drawing ever since I can remember, and love creating art in any way that I can. I've worked with many different clients on a variety of projects, and am constantly challenging myself to approach projects in new and different ways.
CHUX: who are some of your influences?
PP: I feel like my art and style is constantly evolving and ever-changing. I'm influenced greatly by local artists, vintage advertisements and nostalgia and just about everything else.
CHUX: tell us a little more about yourself.
PP: I'm pretty much a nerd. I'm a huge sports fan, and love cheering on our local teams through the good and bad. (Mostly bad lately.) I'm a huge music and movie fan. I like playing video games when I can, and collect screen printed movie posters.I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Andrea or hanging out with friends at a local restaurant or catching a concert.
CHUX COLLAB #3 is with our good friend Mary Bruno at Bruno Press. Mary's hard work, humor and dedication to the letterpress are why we love her so much. Whether she is setting inappropriate type for a greeting card or carving linoleum block, she takes great pride in continuing the family business up in St.Joseph, Minnesota. March 2017 #chuxcollab is all about the analog! The plan was to start with a hand carved linoleum illustration to be printed on to film that we used to burn the screen to print this gnarly t-shirt. A collaboration of two great printing techniques. Letterpress meets screen printing. hope you enjoy!
CHUX COLLAB #2 is with our friend and CHUX designer, Nick Streine. Nick has been with CHUX for the better part of two years now and has been a great addition to our shop. Given our heavy work flow at chux, it isn't very often that we get to work on projects like this together. The design is inspired by a few of our favorite things: hard work, minnesota outdoors, and metal. Our goal was to combine a halftone photo with hand drawn type in a simple one color design and so that is what we did.
Our first collaboration is with our good friend Mr. Adam Turman. CHUX has had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Adam on many projects. We are grateful to have him help us kick off 2017 with a brand new illustration. Adam is an absolute pro when it comes to art and business. His ability to visualize, sketch and finalize an image is impressive. It is no wonder we see his art so many places. January's COLLAB illustration is inspired by the Minnesota state seal, this design covers just about every symbol that our great state has to offer. We hope you like it, ENJOY!
2017 is right around the corner and we are excited to be collaborating with many local artists, designers and businesses. on the first wednesday of each month we will be launching a new project in our online store as well as at both I LIKE YOU locations. please check back for our first collaboration on january 4th 2017.