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field trip: we visit our factory in Chicago

26 Mar

This past weekend, we took a little trip out to Chicago to visit our factory.  It is where our DU private label is produced.  Sean has been working with this factory for years and years, with Wrath Arcane, and has spent much time there, but I have never yet had the chance to see where ‘the magic happens!”.

It was pretty cool to see where and how it all comes together.  This is Sean’s profession, but I don’t know much about it, so I am glad I finally got to do this.

xoxo

danielle

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behind the scenes

12 Oct

Awhile back one of my best friends, Hannah, who is a Photographer currently based here in Cleveland, came in to shoot some images around our office and design studio.  She just quietly moved about taking images stealthily as we went about our business.  These are the resulting images.  I meant to post this months ago, but admittedly the file got lost in the insanity that had for the last several months, been known as my computer desktop.  Having finally organized and thus found said file, I would like to share this unique perspective now.

More of Hannah’s photography can be found on her website:

xoxox  Danielle

BEHIND THE DESIGN: 216 event artwork

18 Jul

Every time I produce a MADE IN THE 216 event, I am asked WHO did this design?!?!  Well in the past, every year i had a different local designer do the artwork and i LOVED how different the artwork felt from show to show.

Somehow though, when I met the boys (Lee, Mark & Joel) at  Kiddo Design (TWITTER: @heykiddodesign) it just stuck!  I have broken my own rules and have hired them the last 2 events in a row.  Maybe it is just because working with Lee (TWITTER:@lazelenak) Mark (TWITTER: @marknizinski) & Joel is just so much fun!  Or they have wooed me with their use of animals knitting…either way, their ideas really capture the essence and the whimsy of what I try to create in 3 dimensions at the actual event.

The campaign these guys did for this year’s MADE IN THE 216 & Grand Opening of Dredgers Union party made it to an awesome design blog called design work life.  Check it out!

Below are the main image and supporting image from this year’s campaign as well as the artwork for last year’s Holiday Shoppe & grand re-opening of Room Service, which was the first work I had done by Kiddo.

Below are a few of my other 216 postcard favorites.  The “loveboat” by David Jurca and the red one by The Bubble Process.

thanks again for stopping by!  xoxox danielle

CXXVI and the Dredgers Union

1 Feb

CXXVI from NY will be another menswear brand carried in the Dredgers Union store.  We at the DU are stoked on these guys!  Great graphics, great accessories, great everything!  We’ve even heard rumors of a Dredgers/CXXVI collaboration.  Hmmmm….  Could it be true?