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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
City Pages took home first place in the "Multimedia" category at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual Alt-Weekly Awards, which were announced yesterday. The multimedia award went to Emily Kaiser and Nick Vlcek for their March 2010 story, slideshow and video package for "Hip Hop Hig ... More >>
Kory NorthropWe're No. 2. Stumptown claims the No. 1 spot.More good news for America's Best Bike City: We're also No. 2 among the Top 10 cities for bike commuting, and a mapping wizard in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Oregon has come up with a cool graphic that shows ... More >>
Lloyd Menard, 1981What is the StoryThe Mid America Print Council Conference is now in full swing, complete with exhibits and featured speakers exploring the theme of "New World/Old World" in printmaking. As part of the biennial event, Lloyd Menard was nominated as the 2010 Outstanding Printm ... More >>
Luke releases his debut record this Saturday at the Fine Line.
Is there anybody who still believes in the ethanol boondagle? If so, watch the above NBC Nightly News clip from Janesville for the final, incontravertable proof that ethanol is a giant pile of suck.
And to top it all off, this free show will have free cupcakes.
Everybody knows she's hot for Jesus--but is she too hot for Minnesota? Concerned Citizens of City Pages (note to the dimmer right-wing bloggers and kettle-stirrers out there: that acronym is CCCP) explores the question in this satiric, guaranteed-100-percent-fabricated campaign video.
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.
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
From a remote spread in a small river town, Gaylord Schanilec has gained an international reputation as a master of centuries-old engraving and printing techniques
Printing as Rock Climbing: Frank Stella's "Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale."