Angel Bomb is Looking Good

Recently Evereve, a brand of stylish women's clothing asked to do a photo shoot at Angel Bomb so they could create a special Valentine's Day video. This is what they came up with and boy, did it turn out great! Becka and her son took to the studio like they belonged here and they made it look like printing a run of cards on Kaiser, our Heidelberg Windmill, is both fun and easy. The studio never looks this good, but part of that is because I'm generally not clean shaven and since I work with ink on greasy old machinery, I rarely wear such finery. And I don't sit on the floor because I know how dirty it is. But it's fun to see what good photographers and videographers can do to make the studio look so awesome! 

Yeah, that floor is kinda dirty.

Yeah, that floor is kinda dirty.

 

 

Posted on April 1, 2016 .

The Future As It Happened

Recently we were contacted by Wired U.K. to develop some icons for a special section they were running that featured thoughts and letters from the future. Featuring writers like Cory Doctorow, Margaret Atwood, and Marcus du Sautoy, a professor of mathematics at The University of Oxford, how could we say no? Wired contacted Angel Bomb after seeing our new logo on a design blog and wanted icons in the same vein; minimalist, futuristic and cool. Seeing them in the magazine as well as animated in their award winning app is quite an honor. We'd love to do more illustrations for pubs. C'mon, bring it!

Posted on June 26, 2014 .

Design In 7 Video

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Recently, Todd was asked to give a seven minute talk by the University of Minnesota's College of Design where he studied to become a graphic designer. He spoke along with six other design professionals about how they got to where they are and shared stories from their careers. Todd's career path has been an unusual and very non-linear one and said, "I think it's helped me to grow not only as a designer, but as a person. I chose to speak about this, to inspire students to try new things and experience different viewpoints. One of the coolest things was that I received an illustration of myself created for the event by the talented Max Lindorfer." Check out the video here, it's only 7 minutes.

Posted on June 3, 2014 .

Art-A-Whirl 2014
Fri–Sun, May 16–18

Blood. Sweat. Tears. Design. Printing. Dreams.

Art-A-Whirl is an annual demonstration of the heart poured into a community by local creatives; creatives that believe in the power of art and design to promote social and economic growth, celebrate and reflect the community, and create connections between individuals, businesses, and artists. Through creative interpretation, problem solving, and risk taking, we are makers of dreams. Both ours and yours.

If you believe in hard work, ingenuity, authenticity, and the persistence of pursuing dreams, join us at Art-A-Whirl.

With a plethora of stories to be told, show your support for your neighbors and learn how their goods and services came to be. Support their endeavors and commission them to help support yours.

“Multiple studies have shown that each dollar spent at local, independent businesses on average generates at least three times more direct local economic benefit as a dollar spent at absentee-owned formula businesses.”
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SPECIAL ART-A-WHIRL EVENTS AT ANGEL BOMB

Print Your Own Letterpressed Stationery

Stop into Angel Bomb with family or friends and flex those muscles while you pull your own letterpressed monogrammed notecards on our vintage Vandercook press. While you’re in, browse local, handmade artwork, award-winning design and letterpressed goods.

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Letterpress Demonstrations

We'll be demonstrating the old-fashioned way of printing on one of our Heidelberg Windmills. Come see this beautiful press in action and take home a freshly printed souvenir.

LK Hanson Visiting Artist

Saturday, May 17 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come see Minneapolis favorite, LK Hanson at Angel Bomb on Saturday May 17th. LK will be selling a collection of letterpress prints individually and in full sets of 6 that come in a beautifully embossed portfolio. Visit with the artist and find out what makes him tick.

Posted on May 5, 2014 .

American Manifesto Update

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Since we've released American Manifesto, time has flown by and we've been bombarded with an overwhelmingly positive response. We'd like to extend a wholehearted thank you to everyone involved. It's been such an amazing experience to see the conversations that have spurred as a result of people either purchasing or interacting with the book.

The launch party was hosted in conjunction with an AIGA Minnesota Cocktails with Creatives event with around 100 guests. Shortly after, Todd was invited to discuss American Manifesto during the morning show on local radio station, AM 950. You can listen to the segment below. We've been sending out copies to politicians and public figures while continuing to seek out opportunities for new press coverage to continue the dispersal of his message encouraging social change. The end goal is for the Manifesto to serve as both a starting point and fuel to a larger conversation that needs to happen regarding current American policies.

At the launch party, book sales were high and there were fantastic, engaging conversations among guests regarding both the content and the design and production of the book. Following the radio spot, we also had a wave of inquiries and sales. The book is drawing attention from the creative community as well as the general progressive public. 

If you'd like to view the book in more detail, we have posted the book under our design portfolio, which you can check out here. We still have copies of American Manifesto for sale, which you can purchase in person during our studio hours or you can buy it online!