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Website Re-imaging Works

  Wonder why the Wendy’s or McDonald’s near you tore down their buildings and completely rebuilt new ones in the same exact location? Those had been there for years, right? Doesn’t it seem wasteful, when they’re going to basically offer the same thing as before? The answer is a simple reality — perception of value. […]

A new trend in old website design?

I stumbled upon* an article in the Washington Post about a new trend in web design called “web brutalism.” In a nutshell, the trend can be defined as intentionally making a website look, and work, lousy. Think of the web when it was in the 1990’s and young—garish with color, random with typefaces, and organized […]

Brands go purple to honor Prince

To say the artist Prince was beloved is an understatement. And, no more so than here in the Twin Cities where Prince grew up, became a super-star, and stayed. Almost immediately upon the discovery of his passing, people and businesses began to honor the man by going purple. Bridges, buildings, billboards far and near lit […]

We’ve been puzzled by Coke’s latest packaging campaign. The campaign utilizes variable package design so each label on a bottle or printing on a can offers up a different persona to “share” your drink with. Examples include “Share a Coke with Laura” or “Share a Coke with a Bro”. Coke supported this effort with a […]

If you’re like us, you love Evernote. It’s our favorite note taking app for it’s easy-as-pie Mac and iPad versions, great integration with Airmail and Asana, and perfect for sharing notes among teams. But, if you’re like us and picky about your fonts, you’ll be disappointed in it’s standard font set. However, there is good […]

Studio2’s own Bob Powers comments about our collaborative relationship with Lift Bridge Brewing Company in our most recent mention and interview in the May 2014 edition of Twin Cities Business Magazine. It’s been a vast range of tasks including packaging, logo design, and other key branding elements. We’ve developed a good sense of trust. They […]

Studio2 has a couple announcements that we’re very proud of. First, we have won two 2013 Davey Awards for our work on the Lift Bridge Brewing Company’s Farm Girl Saison® Can design, and for our very own Studio2 website. Both are excellent examples of our package design and website design capabilities.