Monday, July 06, 2009

iMated by Sevnthsin

iMated, the first non-client iPhone app produced by Sevnthsin, with their good friends PopLife and &Yustin, went live this morning on the iTunes App store.

Hours of hilarity right at your fingertips.

Check it out at: or the iTunes Store

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sevnthsin and Brew Up for a Webby Award!


Your friends over at Sevnthsin are up for a Webby award with their good friends over at Brew Creative for the Our Message of Hope project. Right now they're in the lead for the People's Voice voting and we need your help. The winners will be picked on May 5th, so if you would register/cast your vote sometime between now and then they'd be ever so grateful. You can find the Our Message of Hope project under the Online Video & Film Section in the Video Remixes & Mashups Category.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The second lecture in the Framing Contemporary Art Series at CVA This Sunday

Dennis Jon

László Moholy-Nagy: A Modern Way of Seeing

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 4 p.m.
Free for students! $10 others.

College of Visual Arts
Room 101
344 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), a Hungarian-born photographer, filmmaker, painter, sculptor, printmaker, graphic designer, and stage designer, was also an influential teacher at the Bauhaus and later at the Institute of Design in Chicago. In his embrace of technology and exploration of new media, Moholy-Nagy foreshadowed many aspects of contemporary art. Dennis Jon, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will discuss the life and work of Moholy-Nagy in the context of a forthcoming retrospective of the artist's work at the MIA.

Friday, January 23, 2009



A new film about Industrial Design by the director of Helvetica (Gary Hustwit)

Spring 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

DEEPSPACE event next Thursday, January 22nd

space150 hosts monthly workshops on various topics.

The event will take place at the Fineline Music Cafe.

With marketing dollars in flux and brands looking more than ever for new drivers for the future, space150 has invited key brand and digital thinkers together for discussions focused on 2009 trends in marketing and technology.

This month speakers will share their impressions of the current marketing and technology climate and thoughts on how their achievements can benefit your agency or brand with 20-30 minute presentations. The event will conclude with a joint discussion-and-answer session with all speakers and audience members.

These are great events to check out and FREE, but must RSVP!

More info below

Here is the link to RSVP

Thursday, November 06, 2008


hey guys, I found this thing yesterday and thought it was interesting, the web page was a little slow but Its about a new mobile home design that is green and economic and is very design-y look'n. so check it out

also, since we have been looking at some bruce mau stuff, you all should cheak out "massive change", I have the book if you want to barrow it, but its a collection of designs and designers who have practical and great solutions to the worlds problems. maybe some of you went to the lecture last year at the walker that talked about it.

thirdly-found a good quote yesterday as well:
“Design creates reality by transforming resources into embodiments for the purpose of sharing,”
~Luigi Ferrara, Director of the Institute without Boundaries

Friday, October 17, 2008


Here it is, pics from this years design camp. I think we all had way to much fun, us current andpast CVA students! We all enjoyed the presentations of Chase, Tronic Studios, Brian Collins and the people of Ready Made magazine. I think we all snuck in to an overload of aesthetic apparatus's workshop and came home with some sweet mini posters. Later in the night we all crammed into the CVA cabin after a night of partying with fellow creatives and students. Overall it is a definite we will see you next year rolling of our tongues!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008


{Mutation Spawns Innovation}

There's something in the air up here, and it's more than just a pine fresh scent. Transformative change is poking its head out from behind moss-covered logs. Imperfections munch grass alongside gurgling brooks. Whole new creations are being invented, and reinvented, daily. Something up here is not quite right. And that's good. Because this year's Design Camp is all about looking, and re-looking, at things in new ways. Taking more chances. Celebrating the restorative powers of the Undo and Redo commands. Birthing new species. Appreciating the ugly, and the yet-to-be-finished. Heck, even this paragraph feels like a first draft.
So c'mon up for some inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops, fun and fellowship in the beautiful and mysterious woods of Nisswa, Minn. You'll see over 300 species of designers, students, educators and business partners. It may just be the change you've been looking for.


more info at

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


ART HERE - Get Out the Vote
Concert and AIGA poster art exhibition
Saturday, September 13 2008
5pm - Music at 6pm
All Ages
$10/$5 MMAA Members and Students

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) is proud to present ART HERE: Get Out the Vote on September 13 at pm. The event will feature an art exhibition with the winners of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ “Get Out the Vote” poster design competition, music on the patio and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Poster art from the 24 winners will be displayed in physical form and also digitally projected on the walls of the MMAA’s raw gallery space.

In addition to non-partisan voter oriented art, the patio will feature musical performances by Solid Gold, Birthday Suits, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lappelles and A Night In the Box. This will be the last event held on the patio in the 2008 season. In the event of unfavorable weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the raw gallery space.

With a goal of registering 10,000 new voters, MPIRG will be on hand to register everyone of voting age in attendance. MPIRG is a student-directed, non-partisan group that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.

Tickets for this event are currently on pre-sale for $10 courtesy of Indie Tickets on our website. Student Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event for $5. Events at the MMAA have been selling out since early July. Purchasing advance tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



Tuesday, July 08, 2008

AIGA 's Get Out the Vote

AIGA has invited designers from across the United States to create nonpartisan posters and YouTube submissions that inspire the American public to participate in the electoral process and vote for a presidential candidate in the 2008 general election. an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative since the 2000 election, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.

Eight of the submitted posters will be selected to be professionally printed and distributed nationally. In addition, AIGA has commissioned sixteen AIGA Medalists to design posters that will be printed and distributed nationally as well. There will be sets of 24 (11" x 17") professionally printed posters made available to each AIGA chapter. Plus, any of the submitted posters are available as online PDFs for anyone to download, print and post independently.

The Walker Art Center will be showing all of the Get Out the Vote posters via video projection in the Bazinet Garden Lobby from August 19 through September 7, covering both the DNC and RNC events. In conjunction with the Republican National Convention, AIGA would like the professionally printed posters to be displayed in public spaces in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Other possible venues are: the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Weisman Museum, the MCAD Gallery and/or the atrium at Target headquarters. Other suggestions?

This could be a starting point for a poster hanging effort throughout the metropolitan area in September and October. AIGA could have events where volunteers were given posters to distribute in their communities. (Note: there are anti-posting ordinances is both Minneapolis and St. Paul, so the volunteers would have to ask private business owners if they could hang the posters in their store windows.) This could be a great opportunity to show the concern of designers in persuading people to participate in the voting process. This is just one suggestion for rallying the design community to participate in the Get Out the Vote effort. AIGA is open to other programming and event suggestions.

For more information, contact:
Kolean Pitner

Monday, June 23, 2008



Friday, October 3, 2008 — October 5, 2008
Grand View Lodge
3521 Nokomis Ave
Nisswa, MN 56468

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Evil Bill Before Congress

Here is a nasty bill that is currently before Congress.
With all the loop holes (unless you are famous) it will legally allow anyone and everyone to use your artwork.
The national website does a better job of explaining it than me:

Orphan Works Act

Please send a letter to Betty and Norm.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


hey! It's the kids in the CVA gallery tearing apart the wall. We get a little crazy in the summer, more fun than work!
Rudy, Sam, Cory, Jessica, Diana, Jamie

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


AIGA LUNCHEON SERIES 2008 — JAMEY ERICKSON, SEVNTHSIN AND ARTIST DC ICE. Lets go and show support for one of our own, JAMEY! It sounds like it would be a learning opportunity as well as a great chance to network and lots of fun:) If you can't make it, there will be more to come this summer.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
11:30 am - 01:15 pm
@ International Market Square

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Paul Rand Simpson

a young Paul Rand simpsonized, I found the image at a cool website showcasing Rands work

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TypeFace the Film

Hey everyone, my cousin Justine created this type film. This is great, and local. Here is some more info.

Typeface focuses on a rural Midwestern museum and print shop where international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.

It’s a Thursday afternoon and all is quiet in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Main Street is virtually empty, and there are “for rent” signs in several shop windows. In the last few years, the un-employment rate has been consistently on the rise in the region. Factories are leaving the heartland for cheaper locales and the little town of Two Rivers is struggling to re-invent itself. Jim VanLanen, one of the town’s most industrious entrepreneurs, began developing small museums as a way to bring tourists and industry to the area.

A few blocks off the main drag, in a section of the old cavernous Hamilton printing factory, a lone employee waits in the most popular of these museums for visitors to come. A couple of individuals straggle in every few days and then, come Friday, the museum fills with life. Machines hum, presses print, artists buzz about. One weekend each month, the quiet of Two Rivers is interrupted as carloads of artisans drive in from across the Midwest. The place comes alive as printmaking workshops led by, and filled with, some of the region’s top creative talent descend on the sleepy enclave. The museum is significant to the town’s history, but more importantly, its existence is critical to the worldwide design community who are passionate about the history of their craft and its function in the contemporary field. They believe the future of their industry may lie in the past.

Typeface, Kartemquin’s latest documentary in progress, will bring this fascinating junction of historical and contemporary, as well as rural and urban America together for enjoyment and contemplation. This film will be of interest to art and graphic design enthusiasts, to teachers as an educational resource, and to anyone looking for a film about perseverance and preservation in the heart of America.


look what I found! it's Audry, Kelly, Terry and me from last years design camp. I thought it was to good to throw away.

Friday, May 09, 2008


Check out the super fun Chank video from the Take a Byte out of Design conference!
It was indeed cold.