Over the last couple months we’ve had the pleasure to work with Zeus Jones on a number of projects for Purina One. We’ve always been a huge fan of this Minneapolis agency and so when we were back in town we thought it would be nice to drop by, say “Hi” and check out their office. It’s a great space on Lyndale with a large collective table running down the middle. It feels very collaborative and cool. Their work is just as fun, especially all their packaging for Thymes—full of texture and color. To see more of their work be sure to check out their site here.
Earlier in the year we had the pleasure of meeting up with Alice Bybee, former President of the AIGA/SF, over at her design studio Iron Creative. In true San Francisco style, Iron Creative shares space with a couple of start-ups resulting in a fantastic incubator atmosphere fostering all types of great design and creative ideas. Here’s a few shots of their space over in the SOMA neighborhood.
We were thrilled when Jason Schulte dropped us an email inviting us over to the office of well, Office! No doubt you’ve heard of and seen the work from this studio—one of my favorite projects being the branding and packaging for 826 Valencia’s Pirate Supply Store (If you ever come for a visit it’s a must stop in the Mission.) The work of Office is bold and graphic with playful bits of vintage qualities sprinkled throughout—which isn’t surprising since Schulte hails from an early career in Minneapolis under Charles S. Anderson, the king of retro pop.
The workspace of Office is gorgeous and you can tell a lot of thought and love went into the design. Located in the sunny Mission District, it is open and modern with the main room as one large shared space. It also includes a deck and patio in the back as well as a workshop below where we got to see some work in progress. Sadly, it’s a secret, however, when you see it we know you are going to LOVE it.
Thanks for the great time guys!
We were honored when the AIGA Wisconsin asked us to speak—and even more excited when we figured out it could work seamlessly into our travel schedule. Plus, who would turn down a trip to Madison at the end of summer? Nobody, that’s who.
The event was hosted at Planet Propaganda, a studio we’ve always wanted to check out, so double score. There was a little mixer, and then we gave a little talk about the One Year trip. We followed it all up with a lovely dinner next door at Sardine. Um, I think the fact that I lost my voice that night speaks to how much fun I had. Thanks everyone!
I was so excited to finally meet the Abrams team in person. After working with this renowned publishing house to put the finishing touches on “Eli, no!” these last couple months, it felt great to put faces with names.
It is always wonderful to peek behind the curtain and see how things work from the inside, and visiting Abrams was no exception. I loved hearing Mary Ann, my publicist, talk with such passion about all the authors and artists Abrams works with. The excitement was addicting.
It was also a thrill to see so many copies of “Eli, no!” in one place, all at once! Up until then, I only had my single copy, so seeing so many on one shelf—I think it was the first time it felt real. Another big moment was when we saw that it was available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! I hope to have the promotional website finished soon.
Thanks to Maggie and Maria for being awesome to work with, and to Mary Ann for the great tour. I can’t wait to work with you more in the future!