Posts tagged KNOCK INC

I just made a quick trip to Minneapolis to show my work to Art Directors and Art Buyers at agencies and design firms around town. It was a wonderful trip. The weather was unseasonably warm and breezy. I was hosted by some very lovely friends who took me out to great places to eat and shop. I was blown away by how kind and generous people were to me.  I love this town!

Also of note,  was a  profusion of rainbows in Minneapolis ( not the ones in the sky ) it’s possible I was looking out for them? Because I do LOVE a rainbow, and a dream catcher in strange places ( see slide show below ). Now, for the very best coffee in Minneapolis, in case any one cares, I vote for Dogwood. They are in an odd mall type spot that is surprisingly beautiful, hands down they beat anywhere else I’ve been. And for the very finest in men’s shop, damn it I’m a women, there’s Martinpartrick3. I strolled into this place and had a brief moment of remorse that I couldn’t shop for myself,  by the way they seem to serve cocktails!

Thank you Minneapolis, Sara, Chad, Otto, Piggy, Watson, Meighan for the insane bucket of candy and Coco!!

Today I spent the afternoon at Ellen’s Silkscreening . This place is my Mother’s shop, where they do custom hand silk screening.  I was pretty excited to get there and see the first print, the guys were printing some lovely canvas totes for me which I plan to give clients and friends for the holidays. I love how a color photograph gets transformed into a silk screened print and becomes a sort of flat illustration. I chose an image from a shoot I did this summer for my client Von Maur. The image is an out take, but one of my favorites from the entire year. Below are a few images from the silkscreening process. The magenta paint is my favorite… looks good enough to eat! Special thanks to Coco for helping me out with the idea and my pal, Alice Park with the details on the bag!

LEGS LEGS LEGS – Shot for Von Maur Department Stores, and the Ad agency KNOCK INC.

My silkscreened tote bags are hand printed and so lovely