• Design Camp Turns 40

    by / September 10, 2020 /


    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]

  • Call for Artists: Apply for Posters for Parks 2020 by Wednesday

    by / June 23, 2020 /

    Posters for Parks is a one-night, pop-up gallery featuring limited-edition posters inspired by Minneapolis parks. Since 2016, the show has generated more than $25,000 to support the community-driven projects and programs of People for Parks. Applications close this Wednesday, June 24. Ready to apply

    For some artists, the cost to print posters can be a barrier to participating. Posters for Parks aims to be a place where everyone is we[Read More]

  • Posters for Parks 2020: Call for Artists

    by / May 28, 2020 /

    Even in the midst of uncertainty, life goes on – and so will the Posters for Parks show.
    Thanks to a global pandemic, this year’s show will almost certainly be different than in years past. How? We don’t know yet. We do know that the show, featuring posters inspired by Minneapolis parks, will take place in late September or early October – ideally with a gallery space that can be safely visited (as allowed) by those who wish to do so, but also with [Read More]

  • Don’t Forget to Support Your Spots

    by / April 13, 2020 /


    Support Your Spots is a social campaign created by Minneapolis creative directors Doug Pedersen and Joe Beutel to remind folks that just because you can’t go to your favorite restaurants, bars, and breweries, doesn’t mean you can’t keep supporting them with takeout, delivery, and gift cards.


    One of the most common things we’ve heard from friends is their desir[Read More]

  • The Show Is Tonight

    by / February 28, 2020 /

    Welcome to The Show 2020!

    Wait…what is The Show 2020?
    It is where, for a few short hours, advertising paints the insensate Escherian madhouse that is our universe with a thin coat of meaning and purpose.
    Also people drink beer.

    The doors will be thrown open at 7 p.m. All will be seated in the auditorium, rapturously awaiting the announcement of the gold winners, at 9 p.m. This award ceremony has celebrated our community’s achievements in crea[Read More]

  • Submissions for The Show Close January 24

    by / January 21, 2020 /

    Submissions for The Show from the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) close on Jan 24. The Show is an annual event to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Categories of this year’s Show are: Sales Promotion; Direct Marketing; Magazine Advertising; Newspaper Advertising; Ambient Media; Out-of-home; Websites; Social Media; Apps, Games and Virtual Reality; Blog Digital Publications; Radio Advertising; Television Advertising; Cinema Advertisi[Read More]