Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Experimental cities, self-driving cars, alien life and more in our look around the web

1. Isle of Dogs’ Animation Teams Explains Their Stop Motion Process For anyone transfixed by the visuals of the latest animated Wes Anderson film, “Isle of Dogs,” animation director Mark Waring and lead animator Jason Stalman begin to explain some of their meticulous process in a new short documentary, “Making of: Animators.” As both are quick to admit, it’s not easy trying to get a …

Minnesota’s Never-Built $10 Billion “City of the Future”

Distraught with the urban mess cities had become, Athelstan Spilhaus (creator of the comic “Our New Age,”) proposed a $10 billion utopian urban plan to be built in rural Minnesota back in 1967. Unfortunately, it would never come to fruition, but The Minnesota Experimental City and Spilhaus have become the subject of a new documentary, “The Experimental City,” directed by Chad Freidrichs. As the Smithsonian …

Minnesota Twins’ Official Prince Merchandise

Last year the Minnesota Twins gave out Purple Rain umbrellas to honor Prince, and this year they are teaming up with merch company Bravado for a co-branding deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in Major League Baseball. The Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store will have Prince-themed apparel, accessories, baseballs and more (including an inflatable Love Symbol guitar) available for purchase. “All of …

Celebrate the North with Askov Finlayson for Target

Both brands unite for a limited edition winter collection

Celebrating their beloved North, Askov Finlayson and Target (both founded and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota) have teamed up for a limited edition winter collection featuring all kinds of goods to keep you warm. Available in 38 Minnesota stores and online, this collection makes perfect sense: Askov Finlayson founders Eric and Andrew Dayton’s great-great-grandfather, George Draper Dayton, founded the store which went on to become the …

The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis’ Creative Technology Conference

Addressing design and data through this year's "Code + Resistance" theme

In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we’ve signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information and inspiration. There’s an essence to the dialogues and experience that feels quite experimental, and in turn cutting-edge. We’ve witnessed the continued polishing of many events …