• Call for Artists: Posters for Parks 2019

    by / June 17, 2019 /

    The deadline to submit your application for this year’s Posters for Parks show is fast approaching. Friday, June 21, may be the longest day of the year, but we don’t want to see any long faces from artists who failed to apply. It’s easy—go here.

    Posters for Parks is one of the Twin Cities’ most popular pop-up poster shows, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits. 50% of all profits are donated to be[Read More]

  • Capsule Puts In Work For Hexa Recreational Products

    by / June 17, 2019 /

    How do you captivate the consumer of today as a niche-specialty retailer? When customization and personalization are king, it’s often difficult for small retail players to compete with big brands and mega-retailers while turning a profit at the same time. When New Normal Consulting approached Capsule on behalf of high-end manufacturer, Hexa Recreational Products, the inkling of an idea for a customizable jacket kiosk was present. Capsule’s job? Turn that inkling into tangible reality.

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  • Gasket Studios + Sir Elton John = 🤯

    by / June 14, 2019 /

    Last month, Gasket Studios received a call from Los Angeles-based We Are Hear. Their inquiry? Animation for a music video.

    When Gasket found out the music video was for a brand-new track by Elton John for the new Rocketman biopic, they sure as shit picked up their jaws off the floor and got down to business.

    Here's the business...



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  • Branding Feature: Pack 283 by Sussner Design

    by / June 6, 2019 /

    Sussner Design was tasked with refreshing the brand identity for Cub Scout Pack 283 of Wayzata, Minnesota, as they celebrate their 75th year.

    The new brand needed to represent the fun, vibrant and adventurous spirit of the Pack while welcoming all genders. Pack 283 recently opened its doors for both boys and girls and the new brand had to reflect the progressive movement of the pack.

    The aesthetic focuses on the great outdoors, opportunity and the experiences that come with th[Read More]

  • Go Big This Summer With UVGO Canned Cocktails

    by / June 4, 2019 /

    UV Vodka has entered the ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail category just in time for summer. Introducing UVGO, a sparkling cocktail made with UV Vodka, packed with natural flavors, 5% ABV and fewer than 150 calories per can.

    “Our consumers want great tasting, convenient options to satisfy their busy lifestyles. Now they can have flavorful, grab-and-go cocktails that are ready for an[Read More]

  • Check Out What’s Brewing for the Humble Coffee Roasters

    by / May 30, 2019 /

    Who doesn't like coffee? Jason Van Tassel doesn't. Seriously, he said that. Who admits to such, uh, blasphemy? The man does, however, like to get his creative juices flowing. And that's what he's been doing for Humble Coffee Roasters. Jason conceptualized the branding, designed the logo and packaging, and basically just made everything look all sorts of pretty.

    The way he sees it, this work strikes a balance between coffee shops of days gone[Read More]