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.
the Minnesota State Fair is just a couple days away!
We have been working hard getting all of our friends and customers ready for the second largest State Fair in the United States(the best according to the people).
This year there will be some oldies but goodies, as well as some brand new designs that will debut at the 2016 Great Minnesota Get-Together.
I LIKE YOU westend market - northwest section
Locally made items by Minnesota artists and crafters-including Minnesota themed apparel, hats, mittens, postcards, prints, magnets, dishtowels, glassware, coasters, jewelry and accessories, home and wall decor, and small gift items
MINNESOTA CRAFT BREWERS GUILD agriculture horticulture building
Craft brewers from around the state will be on site to discuss their unique brews and breweries. promotion, education, consumption.
SOTA CLOTHING- east side of cooper st. between lee & randall avenues, at the north woods
Long and short sleeved t-shirts, tanks tops, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, pint glasses, water bottles, water jugs, can koozies, logo stickers and key chains
OLD TOM FOOLERY westend market - northwest section (I LIKE YOU BOOTH)
Unsappy, uncrappy cards and curiosities. Stationery, posters, tote bags, notepads, cards, curiosities, and more.