Cocktails with Creatives: Letterpress Book Launch at MCBA



AIGA Minnesota Welcomes
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Minnesota is pleased to announce that a new member has been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, effective immediately.

American manifesto

March 6th, 6:00pm
until 9:00pm


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Join friends and colleagues for a night of conversations and connections for a unique event in conjunction with Cocktails with Creatives.

Utilizing a 2014 Artist Initiative grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, author and artist Todd Thyberg celebrates the pamphlet Common Sense that sparked the American Revolution by publishing a new, original book titled American Manifesto. Nearly 250 years after the distribution of Thomas Paine’s history-altering pamphlet, Thyberg has paired modern design and illustration with vintage letterpress to inform current American debates.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55415
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MCBA, serves upwards of 70,000 patrons (including some 24,000 K-12 students) every year, working with groups in studios, classrooms, libraries and community events across the state. MCBA is home to a vibrant working artist community, from college students to retired lifelong learners and everyone in between, at every skill level. World-class artistic and community programs include: critically acclaimed exhibitions; year-round free public programming; top-notch artmaking workshops; and a dedication to the support of working artists.

ABOUT Todd Thyberg

Todd Thyberg is owner of Angel Bomb, a Minneapolis-based graphic design and letterpress studio. He first formed Angel Bomb Design in 1997 and added letterpress capabilities in 2007. When not creating work for clients, he makes limited edition art prints, greeting cards and even labels his own beer. American Manifesto is his second publication, inspired by Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense.


Formerly “New Member Night,” Cocktails with Creatives is a monthly social and open networking opportunity for members and interested non-members. Get in touch with Jamie Larson, Director of Membership, with questions or to discuss our new membership structure and venue ideas.

SPONSORED BY Monkey Island

Monkey Island Inc was founded in 2006 by childhood friends Josh Becerra, Zack Steven and Colin Hirdman, and is named after a park in the St. Paul neighborhood where they grew up. They combine entrepreneurial vision with an obsessive dedication to strategic innovation and unwavering loyalty toward their clients.