Category Archives: Branding

Internship Opportunity: Designer & Conceptual Genius


Do gradients make you want to punch people? Do you kern in your sleep? If you have the skills and the desire to bring your artistic touch to corporate communications, you could be the perfect candidate for our designer internship.
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Jack Daniel’s meets The Signpainter from Travis Robertson on Vimeo.

Love this.


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Searching for the secret family recipe.

Last week a few of us headed down to Knoxville, Tennessee to present some work and give some of the new folks on the team a chance to learn everything there is to know about Bush’s Best® Beans. The trip included a visit to the corporate offices, the factory and the Bush’s Café & Museum.

We had a blast. A great recap for the veterans on the team, and educational for the rookies, we covered a range of subjects including their current manufacturing techniques, their incredibly high standards for quality and the rich history that has served as the foundation for it all. One observation we made was that most everyone within the company was on a first-name basis. While Bush’s has grown significantly since 1906, they all still treat one another like family.

It’s an honor to work for a brand that takes pride in both their people and their products. If you get a chance, stop by the Bush’s Café & Museum for yourself. It’s open to the public and the homemade pinto bean pie is outstanding. If you’re lucky, you might even have a chance to talk to Duke. Good luck with that. We’re all dog lovers and we couldn’t get a single word out of him.

(The Bush’s crew with a nice collection of classic packaging, above.)


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Marlin Embraces New Subculture

There’s been an exciting subculture growing at Marlin for a while and it’s recently attracted so much attention that we decided it deserved a promotional video and a logo exploration. Now, we proudly introduce to you Marlin’s very own Pipe Club. Check out the video and logo evolution below.

We borrowed Mumford & Sons “After the Storm” for this video. And we’ll be happy to give it back if Mumford or sons so desires.

Designed by the marvelous Brian Collins.

There are currently five Marlin Pipe Club members. James brings the fire, Brian brings the stamina (and wisdom), Adam brings the good looks, Q usually forgets to bring anything, and Jared brings the filthy, filthy jokes.

Club Requirements:

A Pipe*

*Unless you’re Q or Brian.

Now accepting applications.


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It’s All Downtown. It’s alive!

Want to see where all the action is in center-city Springfield? The newly redesigned and refunctionalized (yup, we made that word up) launched over the weekend. We worked with the great folks over at the Urban Districts Alliance and 40 Digits to get it up and running. Give it a whirl and find something new.


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Before this there was that

This is a pretty interesting article tracing media trends and what came before what we have now. Like before YouTube there was America’s Funniest Home videos. Before blogs there were zines. And before Notchweiner there was just a big gaping hole in the universe that swallowed everything fun and made kittens weep tears of emptiness.


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