Printspiration

Every day Smartpress customers create brilliant print. Printspiration is a curated collection of their work that showcases the very best designs printed at Smartpress. The articles feature detailed photography and commentary from the designer about the project.

Rare Talent: Menu Design for Red Cow

Rare Talent: Designing restaurant menus takes specialized skill. Evolving kitchen and bar programs, physical abuse, and aesthetics are all factors that Kallsen Studio & Design navigated seamlessly for Minneapolis tavern, Red Cow. “When you do menus, you’re always weighing options.”

Designer Gives Drink Menus a New Twist

When designer Angela Kallsen was approached by Minneapolis restaurant Red Rabbit to create a new cocktail menu, she mixed illustration, pattern, and whimsy to serve up a book concept that people can’t wait to drink in.

Adventure Stories Captured by Lens and Told in Print

Cam McLeod is considered one of the country’s best adventure photographers. In his premiere newszine, The Spell of the Yukon, Cam shares a stunning visual narrative taken from a photo assignment commissioned by Columbia Sportswear documenting hikers on a trek through the rugged Yukon terrain.