• Kick Makes DIY Modern and Approachable in Bakery Crafts Rebrand

    by / September 24, 2020 /

    Minneapolis based Kick branding + design agency gave cake decorating brand, Bakery Crafts, a celebratory DIY uplift with its recent rebrand and new packaging. Kick’s new brand identity leans in on the customizability and hand-wrought touches you can achieve with Bakery Crafts products. The new identity and packaging designs are modern, approachable and personal — which is always on-trend!

    Bakery Crafts is a line of innovative and creative products to personalize and dial-up the ce[Read More]

  • Put On That Old Cardigan. One More Surprise From Folklore…

    by / September 24, 2020 /

    Fresh off the desks of Folklore...

    Paul Drohan, Folklore’s Executive Design Director, took the lead on crafting our very own redesign of Folklore.digital. While we didn’t stay on time or on budget, we used being our own client to up the ante across the experience. From strategy to UX to design, the website was the perfect opportunity for the whole Folklore team to bring this site to its fullest potential.

    As part of Folkl[Read More]

  • Internship Alert: Clarity Coverdale Fury Seeks Creative Intern

    by / September 14, 2020 /

    CCF is looking for a brain that comes up with stuff that makes them go: “Yessssss.” But then also has the ability to bring that stuff to life in a way that makes them go: “YESSSSSSS.”

    Whether you call yourself a writer, a designer, an art director, an editor, or all of the above – if you’re looking for a place to hit the ground running – CCF wants talk to you.

    Interest piqued? Take a p[Read More]

  • Design Camp Turns 40

    by / September 10, 2020 /

    THE FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL DESIGN CAMP ON OCTOBER 2–4.

    Since 1980 design icons have come together in the North.

    The first Design Camp, organized by the Minnesota Graphic Design Association (MGDA, later AIGA Minnesota), took place in 1980 at Lutsen Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. In the decades since, moving from Lutsen to Grand View Lodge outside Brainerd and to its current home at Madden’s on Gull Lake, Design Camp has presented[Read More]

  • Skully Rebels Makes The Papers With Social Distance Dummies

    by / September 9, 2020 /

    Spend enough time on a barstool and you gain the instinct to tackle COVID-19. In collaboration with Apropos Studio, Skully Rebels created Social Distance Dummies. These three-dimensional cardboard people take up the seats required for proper social distancing and give brands promotional opportunities that literally sit shoulder-to-shoulder with their target demographics. Cheers to that, right?

    Minneapolis/St. Pa[Read More]

  • Open Book Communications Builds Dynamic Brand for Investment Firm Seeking to Create Value

    by / September 8, 2020 /

    Endurance Capital Partners was a new company preparing to launch and in search of a way to communicate their unique point of view on financial investment. They were passionate about transparency, honesty, and being a long-term partner with the businesses they invest in. But they needed a way to invite others into their story. Open Book Communications came alongside Endurance Capital to crystallize their vision and build a brand around it. 

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  • Carmichael Lynch Squares One Up for Minnesota Twins 2020 Campaign

    by / September 1, 2020 /

    Despite the COVID-19 cloud hanging over the 2020 season, it’s still a big year for the Minnesota Twins. Carmichael Lynch's latest campaign work is just as tasty–if not tastier—than last season's work.

    The broadcast spots and ambient creative elements posted around the stadium build on 2019’s design-centric campaign and reflect the energy and opportunity of the team that became known as the #BombaSquad.

    “No Hay” plays off a hashtag #NoHayDescanso, or there is no res[Read More]