Hoorah!! We are so proud that Nomi and Minneapolis Cider Company brought home a much coveted and much earned AIGA MN Design Show Award Last night! This is no small thing. The MN AIGA chapter is the most active (and for our money) the BEST showing AIGA chapter in the country. Competition for
Design awards from this show is very tight. In fact, its the only design show we enter anymore – Because its all about MN, my friends.
Bravo to everyone who entered and everyone who helped put together this fantastic show! We can’t wait to see what’s on display next year!
Melting my hardened design industry heart back into the shape of a real heart. 23 years ago I founded my design shop, Replace, only to do work for the good folks on our shared planet. Seward Coop, Jonny Pops, Galactic Pizza, Geek Squad, Local Crate, Equal Exchange, Nomi – the list is far to long to give full shout – But when we were lucky enough to start designing for Vireo Health 4 years ago, you could tell that something VERY special had happened… and more importantly WAS happening. For 4 years we have been lucky enough to be at an EPIC daily design sprint for this great company. Vireo is facing the horrors of the opioid epidemic head on with a better option: Minnesota grown Medical Cannabis. I can honestly say that in my nearly 30 years as a designer, I have never seen a client with their hearts, brains, arms, spines and souls so invested into positive social change through the lens of their business. And THAT my fine friend is really saying something. Bravo to Dr. Kyle Kingsley featured yesterday in the Strib. It is a flat out honor to design this brand and a bigger honor just to know the folks at Vireo.
The Broders’ family came to Replace with a problem. Owning three different restaurant properties in the same area for over 3 decades, they needed a way to unify them all together while making sure each had it’s own unique flair.
We are very pleased to be able to show off the great work we did with Broders’ and we hope you like it just as much as we do.
We are soooooo stoked to show off the first Lucky Cricket branded property we designed with our awesome Friend and Client, Andrew Zimmern. Working with the Architecture and Design magicians at Shea Design, the design process for this property has been a studio highlight for all of us at a Replace. We are proud to to show off this awesome new property we branded for AZ. It has been a four-year journey since we first named and designed this brand for AZ. Many thanks to our friends and partners at Shea Design for their intense spirit of collaboration and art. And, of course, many thanks to the boss man, Andrew Zimmern for his amazing leadership and energy making this such a great experience. And we can’t forget HUGE thanks to Stephanie Rau and John Barber at Rau-Barber for the wondrous photos of this great space. Now turn off your computer or phone you are reading right now and get your buns to the AZLC bar for a big fruity Tiki Drink!
We are VERY proud to show off our interior and exterior design work on the Great Sumo Dog brand. This work is for the new location in Santa Monica – what we named, “Santa Sumonica!” We have been lucky enough to design all the gear for Sumo Dog in years. The freshest ingredients and locally owned in CA. Don’t just go big – Go Sumo! Japanese inspired Hot Dogs. Trust me – they are the best dog you will ever taste. And thanks to Stephenie Pashkowsky for the great photos!!!
All great things have to end – otherwise they would not be great. Bravo to long time friend and client John William King for this epic run with the All Hockey Hair team. I was lucky enough to design John’s “Game On MN” brand. As an artist – John did the impossible thing that only artists can do – he found beauty where no one had seen it before. And created a no-joke phenomena. The All Hockey Hair team made millions of yucks and made a lot of bucks for Disabled hockey support at the Hendrickson Foundation. Bravo to John for making our state the true state of Minneflowta. Long may you flow, John… Long may you flow…. And big props for having the COURAGE to go out with Cinderella. That’s pure magic.
We are SOOOO proud of our clients and friends at Nomi for their awesome show at the mighty Expo West this week in CA. Replace was proud to name, design, and illustrate all the brand awesomeness with our clients for this very very awesome product. You simply cannot find a more nutritious or more delicious snack bar than Nomi. Go ahead and try… Believe me – we have tried too. Go get em Nomi!! Yoati the Yeti is in the house!!! – JJ@RPLC
Replace is proud to be a sponsor for the Subversive Sirens, a Minnesota (USA) based synchronized swimming team committed to black liberation, equity in swimming / aquatic arts, body positivity in athleticism, and queer visibility. They are about to take on the IGLA (International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics) Championships. We are happy and excited to be supporting them! Let’s go Subversive Sirens!!
I am VERY proud to have been selected by my buddy Frank Bures to have my artwork as part of his new book project, “Under Purple Skies”. Great stories about the Greatest city on Earth. Go on and get to it!! – Jeff Johnson