Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Poster sale!

The posters made by Amy Jo, DWITT, and DWITT & Punchgut while on the MSU campus are for sale (cheap!) in my Etsy shop. Check it out HERE.

The money raised from these purchases will be used to support the MSU Student Art Club, Minot's Pangea House, and 62 Doors Gallery.

Christmas is right around the corner--go buy some for you and your friends!

Email me for questions. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama Art Report

The Obama poster made by Dan Ibarra (of Aesthetic Apparatus) while at MSU NOTSTOCK is up on the Obama Art Report site.
Check out the MSU NOTSTOCK feature HERE.
And check out the whole site HERE.


Check out NOTSTOCK coverage at

Sunday, November 2, 2008

News Coverage

Click on links to local TV and newspaper coverage below.

KMOT TV Coverage:
News Article

KXMC TV Coverage:
News Article

Minot Daily News Articles:
October 30th Article
October 31st Article

Friday, October 31, 2008

NOTSTOCK 2008 Art Pictures

The event was a huge success!! Thanks to all who came out! Four different posters/prints (481 official prints) were made by four awesome artists. Pics of these prints and the artists who created them are below.

If you have something you would like me to post, please email me


DWITT Art Print

DWITT and Ben Printing

Dan Ibarra's Obama Poster

Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus

Amy Jo's Peacock Print

Amy Jo

DWITT & Punchgut's Print

DWITT & Punchgut with their Print

DWITT and Punchgut

NOTSTOCK 2008 Music Pictures

NOTSTOCK rocked!! Thanks to all 20+ bands that played!

Here are a few images. I didn't get pics of every band so if you have something you would like me to post, please send me an email


Diabolic Octopus

Max Patzner of Diabolic Octopus

Max and Andy Getting Ready to Play

Jazmine Wolff

Joshua Gagne

The Morning Red

The Morning Red

Echo's Answer

Father Son and Holy Smokes!!!

Billy of Father Son and Holy Smokes!!!

The Earth and Everything in It

The Earth and Everything in It

Simple Infant Men

Simple Infant Men

Check back soon!

Check back later today for images from the event.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Introducing Punchgut

Fargo native Matt Mastrud is a graphic designer and artist whose work has been seen around the country. His clients have included Microsoft, the NDSU Athletic Department, the University of Northern Iowa, the rock band Drive-By Truckers, as well as many illustrations and gig posters for many musicians. Matt’s work has been published in The Art of Modern Rock, Rockin’ Down the Highway, and The Art of Electric Frankenstein. His work explores the prairie landscapes as well as the edgy subcultures of alternative rock and roll music. Check out more of his work HERE.

Music Preview for Thursday, October 30

Check out the bands playing Wednesday, October 29th. Click to visit their MySpace pages for a listen. For a complete schedule, visit

Myles Alexander Barcomb
The Morning Red
Joshua Gagne
Echo's Answer
Diabolic Octopus
Atom's Rite
Black River

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Thanks Amy Jo

looking forward to a great NOTSTOCK!

Introducing DWITT

DWITT calls himself a veteran of the comic book, rock poster, gallery, bookstore, and even gaming worlds. He makes fliers and posters for Minneapolis concert venues. He is a founding member of the regional Squad 19 Design Collective and the Back Alley Gallery in St. Paul. DWITT’s illustrations, paintings, and limited edition screenprints have been exhibited around the globe and reproduced in books and publications including The Art of Modern Rock. His work can also be rocked-out to as the visual accompaniment to so many amateur and virtuoso living-room solos played in Guitar Hero II. Check out more of DWITT's work HERE.

Music Preview for Wednesday, October 29

Check out the bands playing Wednesday, October 29th. Click to visit their MySpace pages for a listen. For a complete schedule, visit

Diabolic Dakota
Alone in Cadence
Carly Ann
Stay Out Late
Father Son and Holy Smokes!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Introducing Amy Jo

Originally from Colfax, ND, Amy Jo, graphic designer and artist, has created poster art for numerous bands including Mudhoney, Ravonettes, Black Keys, Melvins, High on Fire, and many more. She also creates CD packaging, business cards, T-shirts, and logos. Her work has been published in The Art of Modern Rock, Panda Meat, Gasoline Magazine, Underworld Magazine, and will be in the upcoming books Lucky Disasters in Printing and Fistful of Rock. You will find her posters on display at various art galleries, museums, rock venues, and dive bars across the country. We think she rocks! Check out more of Amy Jo's work HERE.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Music Preview for Tuesday, October 28

Check out the bands playing Tuesday, October 28th. Click to visit their MySpace pages for a listen. For a complete schedule, visit

Jesse Dylan Watson
Mitchell Nelson
Jazmine Wolff
The Earth and Everything in It
Crooked Gospel of Western Civilization
Sorry but Potential Caskets won't be playing. Another band will play in their place.

Introducing Aesthetic Apparatus

Aesthetic Apparatus has created work for clients such as Blue Q, Stella Artois, Harper Collins, American Cancer Society and Criterion Collection as well as bands such as Cake, Frank Black, Spoon, The Hold Steady, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., Grizzly Bear and more. Their work has been featured in Print, Step Into Design, Communication Arts, Creative Review, HOW, Rolling Stone, Swindle, Jane Magazine, Readymade Magazine along with handfuls of design book publications and the recent Chronicle Books rock art bible, The Art of Modern Rock. They were recently featured on the cover and inside of Communication Arts Magazine and Print magazine's 2008 Regional Design Annual. And they even helped re-design the BURGER KING CROWN! Check out more of their stuff HERE.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We Killed Dan's Inbox...

It looks like we helped overflow the inbox of Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus. Last week Bill e-mailed each artist 21 e-mails, not to mention all the e-mails I have sent them.

Click on the image below to see part of the Aesthetic Apparatus e-mail newsletter sent October 17, 2008. Wow, we feel important!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


In addition to the MSU NOTSTOCK chaos...

Take advantage of a ceramics demonstration by Art Professor / Humanities Division Chair, Linda Olson.

Linda will be throwing for Crocus Plains Regional High School students that we are hosting for NOTSTOCK.

All are welcome!

Thursday, Oct. 30 2008

10:00 am – 11:00 am Pioneer Hall / Ceramics Studio (enter on the west side)