Blog Archives

“GROSSERIES” INSTALLATION

We have always loved the pedestrian, commercial history of screenprinting. Before it was the respectable artistic media we know it as today, it was a down and dirty, quick and easy way to produce temporary color promotional signage. A mainstay

Posted in INSTALLATION, PRINT, PROCESS

UNINTENDED TEXTURES

We here at Aesthetic Apparatus are always proponents of printmaking’s little surprises, but rarely does trimming paper yield any “happy” accidents. But look here! A perfect trim right down the center of a bunch of drifting registration rules revealed this

Posted in PRINT, PROCESS

AESTHETIC APPARATUS $5 SCRATCH & DENT SALE + SUPER PARTY 2012

    Starting at noon on Saturday, April 21st, we’ll be having our annual $5 Scratch & Dent Sale where we make our just a little less than perfect (usually people have trouble finding what’s wrong with them) concert posters and art

Posted in EVENTS, POSTERS, PRINT

Cake Box Set

Here’s a nice little video that displays the box set we did for Cake awhile back.

Posted in ILLUSTRATION, PACKAGING, PRINT

DESIGN RANCH 2011

We just got back from Design Ranch 2011 in Hunt, Texas where we were invited to come down and coordinate a screen printing workshop. Thing is, we had no idea how to predict the outcome of the workshop we had

Posted in POSTERS, PRINT, PROCESS

AAXI: THE SQUEEGEE

More posting of pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late.” Audio Tour: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Posted in ARTIFACT, PRINT, PROCESS

AAXI: THE PRINTING TABLE

More posting of pieces from our gallery installation last year — “AAXI: A Decade of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late.” Audio Tour: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Posted in ARTIFACT, PRINT, PROCESS

AESTHETIC APPARATUS + CAKE + JIMMY FALLON

The design we did for Cake’s new record “Showroom of Compassion” made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Oh, and the band did too.

Posted in ILLUSTRATION, PACKAGING, PRINT

GT Bike Promotional Posters

A few months back we worked with Cossette on this 5 poster series of promotional posters for GT Bikes. It was a ton of fun but, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like these posters will go into production.

Posted in ILLUSTRATION, POSTERS, PRINT

Aesthetic Apparatus + Target

The fine people at the Target corporation contacted us just before the holidays to create a couple designs to be placed in the windows of their corporate headquarters in lovely downtown Minneapolis.

Posted in ILLUSTRATION, PRINT