Wilco’s Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago Poster Series

One of our favorite music clients and bands asked us to help create a complete poster series for “Wilco’s Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago”. Five dates, five different venues in Chicago. The deadline to accomplish the project was insane, to say the least. With help from some of our friends (you know who you are),…

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The Gateway Arch, Water and Wilco.

We recently finished up a poster design for Wilco’s October 4th show in St. Louis, MO. One of those little birdies to the right of the arch told us that these sold out at the show. Below are some of the process shots, details and even the initial idea as we sketched it out. Sometimes…

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New Album Packaging Design for Farewell Milwaukee.

We were thrilled to be working with Farewell Milwaukee on their latest album release “When It Sinks In.” This is a band you should get to know if you have not already. They are from Minneapolis, MN, (don’t let the name fool you). We hope for big things from these great guys! While designing and conceptualizing images…

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Dave Douglas CD Package Design, A “United Front”.

We were recently hired to design the latest CD release from two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician/composer extraordinaire Dave Douglas. This is another one that started as one style (original illustration) and ended up being based on photography + typography. Still loved the process…Make SURE to check out some of the process below, as we show some…

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Scrabbleriffic Merchandise Graphic Design for Wilco.

The idea for this Wilco tee shirt design came after a recent game of the classic board game played with friends. I lost, but this shirt won client approval. We went through several versions, some of which spelled different things like: “CALL WILCO WHO ROCK”, “ON NIFTY FEW”…you get the idea. Our thanks go out…

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VHS Tapes, Wacky Cable Access Shows and Graphic Design.

We’re suckers for comedy here at Pfahlert Creative Labs, and the fellas over at Found Footage Festival are as well. The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy event and screening featuring unusual and humorous clips fromVHSvideotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, estate sales, and dumpsters throughout the United States. You can also enjoy a bunch…

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New EP Design Proves There is Fire On The Moon.

We recently worked with the Minneapolis band Fire On the Moon on their new EP design. The stark black and white photography of Darin Back worked seamlessly with the feel the band was after. We went through a few different treatments before ending up with the image you see above (check out the process photo’s…

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