Chank Blog


A Ribbony New Script for the Target Holiday Catalog
November 16, 2010, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Font News, FontSightings

Nice ribbon script on the Target holiday catalog cover.

Well here’s an example of some color typography that I’m pretty proud of… check out that fancy ribbon type!

I was delighted to be able to help draw the ribbon script letters on the cover of this year’s Target holiday catalog, hooray! I worked with typographic illustrator Anne Ulku on this custom lettering job, with the helpful guidance of those smart art-director people at Target. So nice to be a part of the team, and I’m so happy with how this type turned out. You can view the catalog online at the Target website, or maybe you’ll see the final printed piece showing up in your mailbox some day soon:) Ho ho ho!

Drew a couple words inside the piece, too. Gifts & Toys! Here’s a pic of that one:

More ribbon script type in the Target holiday catalog.



New Murals in St. Paul!
November 5, 2010, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art, FontSightings

Hooray! We finished FOUR new murals in October! You can see these four big walls at the Creative Lighting building in St. Paul, MN. Murals by Chank Diesel, Adam Turman & Anne Ulku. Hooray for big art!

 



Making New Murals in St. Paul
October 1, 2010, 7:55 am
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art, FontSightings, Public Art

I’m working on FOUR new big murals for the Creative Lighting building in St. Paul, MN near 94 & Snelling. All four are still in progress, but here are some preview pics of the first mural. This one, measuring 15′ tall by 65′ wide, is a collaborative piece with Twin Cities’ poster artist and bicycle evangelist Adam Turman, one of my local art heros. He made the design and painted the lady. I made the Drunk Cowboy font and am still working on painting drop-shadows on that. We had lots of friends come out to help, too. Painting is fun. Thanks y’all!

Painting continues on this mural and the other three next week. Extra special thanks to John Wallace who came out to take these “real photographer” pictures of the painting event. For press and media inquiries into this project, please contact JudyJudyJudy.

Adam Turman painting a mural

Adam Turman working on his first big mural.

Chank Diesel painting a mural

Chank rolls out some big cowboy letters.

Chank Diesel and Adam Turman working on a mural

Chank Diesel & Adam Turman

Volunteer painting crew hard at work on a mural

All-volunteer crew hard at work.



Retro Deco & Casual Plaid
August 16, 2010, 3:28 pm
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Retro Deco & Casual Plaid, originally uploaded by chankdiesel.

Trying to post this straight from Flickr…



Atomic Vegas Seasnakes, Kinetic Typography
January 24, 2009, 6:59 am
Filed under: Font News, FontSightings


Exciting font-display video shows off the new font “Atomic Vegas Seasnakes” plus helicopter chase, explosion, casino, etc. Fresh from the Las Vegas strip. Font by Las Vegas AIGA Chapter. Kinetic typography by my awesome intern Sarah Jean Johnson. Get the font at http://www.chank.com/freefont_detail.php?sku=1113



HOORAY!
January 20, 2009, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Chank Art, FontSightings

 

HOORAY! Congratulations, America and good luck to President Obama! Handpainted lawnsign by Chank Diesel on display via Art Jones Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.

HOORAY! Congratulations America and good luck to President Obama! Handpainted lawnsign by Chank Diesel on display via Art Jones Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. See also Better Angels and Brubeck’s Cube Italic.



Bob Marley rocks Mr. Frisky at Seaworld
October 17, 2008, 3:29 pm
Filed under: FontSightings

Bob Marley chose Mr. Frisky for some signage at his cantina at SeaWorld. Thanks to Mr. Fares for fontspotting! If you see a Chank Font somewhere weird, please let me know. Thanks!