11/100 (Patent Pending Industries 1999 – 2010)

Revered indie rock illustrators celebrate 11 years of work with a new exhibition

by Noah Armstrong Eleven years ago Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux left Sub Pop Records’ art department and formed Patent Pending Industries, designing posters that channel the analog days of graphic design, a time when hand-drawn illustrations were the norm. The highly influential duo—who “met while whizzing tomatoes at oncoming trucks”—has since created an immense portfolio of work, blending computer-based design with hand-drawn illustrations to …

Cool Hunting’s Summer Warm-Up Mix

Ease into the coming season with our musical tasting menu

While the season’s transitional weather lends plenty of opportunities for staring-out-the-window-at-the-rain songs, spring’s soft sunshine also inspires a feel-good faster pace—so that we can get it all done in time for dreamy do-nothing summer days. For those ready to get things started early, we threw in a few cathartic jams too. Menahan Street Band: Home Again! Perfectly blending smooth, jazzy horns and peppy percussion, play …

Five Portland Venues

Five unconventional venues that host Portland's massive music scene

 Portland’s influx of musicians is an adored attribute about the city. From the iconic house party to more traditional venues, Portland remains to keep their music scene fresh with an unconventional take on industry standards. Highlighted below are five interesting venues that host some of Portland’s best acts. The Woods  Portland’s newest venue is located in a classy up-and-coming southeast neighborhood known as …