Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>
Kim Bartmann, the restaurateur behind Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat's Tap, Barbette, and Red Stag, has a new Loring Park restaurant in the works, Eater Minneapolis reported last Tuesday. A tipster informed the publication that a proposal for this week's Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission's publi ... More >>
The City Pages has made the final cut for three 2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards.We're proud to announce that Reed Fischer's Gimme Noise music blog, last year's "Reinventing the Wheel" cover story, and former art director Mike Kooiman's cover designs are finalists in the Music Blog, ... More >>
After more than 20 years, Mall of America officials have decided it's time for a logo makeover.SEE ALSO: Vikings' new jersey design leaked [IMAGE] Yesterday, a press release unveiled the Megamall's new logo (visible above) and tagline -- "Always New."
Fourteen years after its last major rebranding, St. Paul's Summit Brewery is back at it again. Late last week the godfathers of Minnesota craft brewing announced that in 2013 the brand will debut a new logo. Look for the new logo to launch early this spring.According to Summit's blog, ... More >>
The controversial plan to demolish Peavey Plaza was voted down by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Tuesday. Peavey, a park plaza located next to Orchestra Hall on Nicollet Avenue, was designed by urban landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg in the 1970s. Though not officially designa ... More >>
It's about time. This month's stem-to-stern editorial redesign is the first since 2001.As with most large newspapers, complete redesigns are infrequent. In this publication, it's occurred roughly every eight-to-ten years. The decision to update our look was made over a year ago, and it's the res ... More >>
Trilby Busch This Saturday, architectural history buffs can enjoy an informal walking tour and photo shoot in Lowry Hill. Organized by a couple of researchers who have been studying master builder T.P. Healy, who designed and built houses for Minneapolis's high society in the late 1800s, the ... More >>
Andrew Ciscel via Flickr.com St. Paul's Swede Hollow Café, best known for its cinnamon rolls and verdant patio, has a new man in the kitchen. Ali Koroglu, most recently the sous chef at Café Barbette in Minneapolis, took over the one-burner kitchen at Swede Hollow earlier this summer. He h ... More >>
Get ready to make history tonight.
The crew of 3,000 on the scene of St. Paul's "Extreme Home Makeover" had just 96 hours to tear down and rebuild the home of St Paul home daycare provider Sandy Morris.
Kim Bartmann's latest venture updates the supper-club concept for the green era
With the AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Larry Millett hijacks the parade of homes
Doug Henwood, editor/publisher of the fine Left Business Observer newsletter, sent this note to his mail list the other day: The spell checker for Adobe's InDesign was stumped by the word "narcoticized," and suggested "Americanized" as an alternative.
Or at least office furniture and ugly Teflon exterior The New York Times ran a piece in Sunday's paper that made the new Walker Art Center, which opens April 17, look like the world's greatest art museum--and it just might be. The writer asserts that not only is the Walker innovative for its design ... More >>
Or at least office furniture and ugly Teflon exterior The new Walker Art Center opens April 17, and if the opening were anything like Star Wars, we'd be setting up camp outside the steel cube for three weeks. Not only to be the first to check out the expanded exhibit space (10.000 square feet), whic ... More >>
The Hang Ups prove that you can judge an album by its artwork
A basement print shop in St. Paul creates bold propaganda for latter-day rock
Voyaging Into the Secret Universe of Enterprising Backstage Artists
The abbreviated shelf life of posterity
Many clients can't afford it. Builders are leery of it. When will ecologically sound housing reach the mainstream?
Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park
Printing as Rock Climbing: Frank Stella's "Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale."