• What Is Figgy Pudding? The Makers of SPAM® Brand Answer this Question

    by / November 18, 2022 /

    BBDO Minneapolis announces the Launch of “We Wish You A Figgy Christmas”
    A New Holiday Classic Song Explaining SPAM Figgy Pudding

    Most Americans only know figgy pudding from the classic holiday song “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” so to launch the limited-time flavor SPAM® Figgy Pudding, the song was reimagined with new lyrics that speculate what the figgy flavor actually is—sung by classic holiday characters including Santa, reindeer, elv[Read More]

  • How Superhuman Threaded Creativity Through Their New Brand

    by / November 11, 2022 /

    A rebrand is a heavy lift, even for professional branders. You have to be ready to navigate a modest cosmos of decisions, interpretations, desires and impressions. There are insights to evaluate, strategies to calculate and aesthetics to calibrate. At Superhuman, our approach was playful and experimental. We tried on new ideas like costumes, mixing and matching to build toward a logic that reflects our own peculiar sense of style.

    Once the dust of our exploration had settled, there we[Read More]

  • Periscope’s Favorite Child Launches First 3 Bodies of Design Work

    by / October 28, 2022 /

    Summit Brewing Nialas
    Periscope was given the opportunity to own brand design and packaging—through its core design practice Favorite Child—for Nialas, Summit Brewing’s first line of non-alcoholic beer. Nialas is a beer drinker’s fantasy, packed with flavor and crafted with the same high-quality ingredients and perfectionism that Summit brings to all of their beers without the watered-down flavor of a traditional NA. Dubbed “The Trailblaz[Read More]

  • Hydro Flask Teams Up With Capsule To Elevate Sustainability And Brand

    by / October 26, 2022 /

    Hydro Flask, the go-to, on-the-go hydration (and near-accessory) staple, has partnered with Capsule to design their next generation of packaging to better reflect their sustained commitment to environmental responsibility.

    A comprehensive and strategic packaging overhaul, Capsule helped Hydro Flask work towards environmental impact reduction goals for their packaging system that would meet retailer requirements for sustainability.

    Collaborating with Hydro Flask as a creative a[Read More]

  • Rise and Shine ‘Tackles’ First Creative Assignment for North Memorial Health

    by / October 24, 2022 /

    New Campaign Connects with Vikings Fans Both In and Out of Stadium

    Fresh from winning a competitive agency review for the North Memorial Health account, Rise and Shine and Partners is launching new creative work for the brand.

    The campaign leverages North Memorial Health’s partnership with the Minnesota Vikings. The creative playfully asks fans if they “Bleed purple?” via in-stadium digital signage, OOH, digital, print and gameday TV spots. The[Read More]

  • Rise and Shine Launches the Hunt for RedLocktober Social Campaign for Red Locks Irish Whiskey

    by / October 24, 2022 /

    NOW POURING: The Hunt for RedLocktober.

    All October, be on the lookout for Red Locks Irish Whiskey tastings at your favorite liquor stores, bars, restaurants and wherever people with great taste gather.

    Red Locks Irish Whiskey was developed by Irish entrepreneur and restaurateur Kieran Folliard, who previously created and sold the 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey brand.

    "Kieran does a great Sean Connery impression," said Matt Burgess, Chief Creative O[Read More]

  • Upcoming Event: Chanktoberfest

    by / October 20, 2022 /

    Come celebrate the fun of fonts and the joy of graphic design with font designer and artist Chank Diesel at the first ever "Chanktoberfest" event at Norseman Distillery on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Raise a toast to type, as font fans and casual design aficionados will have a blast at this font launch, merchandise drop and poster party. Chank will be displaying future fonts and his recent font creations, unveiling a new T-shirt design that will be available for purchase, and showing a spe[Read More]

  • Job Alert: North Hennepin Community College Seeks Adjunct Graphic Design Faculty

    by / October 17, 2022 /

    The Graphic Design Program at North Hennepin Community College — one of the most diverse & equity-forward colleges in Minnesota — is growing and hiring an adjunct faculty person to teach two Web Design & digital interactivity classes (Web Design I & II). 

    Course Information: Web Design I
    Scheduled for the fall semester of 2023 (days/times & delivery method TBD), this is the first of the 2-class experience for web/interactive design. Basic/beginner co[Read More]