One of the most iconic and respected competition programs, the Print Regional Design Awards represents the best in American design. With nearly 3,000 submissions, just over 350 designs were awarded. We’re excited to announce the inclusion of two projects in this years… Read More
We’re excited to introduce Thymes Frasier Fir Northwoods and Limited Edition collections. This new line brings the freshly cut pine tree scent of the outdoors and luxurious design into your home. Using real wood packaging, laser-etched trees and pine needles adorn the candles and notebooks,… Read More
Wink’s North Mallow packaging is featured on Communication Arts. Click to see how many squares a designer can fit in a box—marshmallow squares, that is.
Featured on GD USA’s website, Simmered Cider is just the spicy scent for this fall. Highlights include hammered copper textures, an evocative swirling pattern, and a distinctive icon that symbolizes the mix of apples and warm spice at the heart of the new scent. Check… Read More
We’re excited to announce the branding of Thymes Simmered Cider, a new fragrance for the fall. This rich, spicy scent is a warm welcoming for any gathering, and a cozy companion for the changing season.
Featured on the Dieline’s “5 Questions With,” we provide answers about our latest project North Mallow Artisan Marshmallows. Learn more about our process, goals, and challenges!
Check out Wink’s work! Featured on the Dieline, North Mallow packaging. “Imagine the kind of s’mores you can make with these tasty morsels. North Mallow is a line of artisan marshmallows, including flavors like vanilla bean, caramel swirl, chocolate chip, and… Read More
The Thymes 2016 Holiday Catalog showcases a sneak peek launch and an early sell-in of new Simmered Cider packaging.
We’re excited to announce the branding of North Mallow, creators of all-natural, homemade marshmallows based in Minneapolis. Each mallow is crafted using high quality ingredients such as whole vanilla bean, homemade caramel, brewed espresso and agave nectar.
Check out Wink’s poster, “The Scenic Route,” for ARTCRANK this year. The narrative for the poster is about the diversity of where a bike can take you—whether it’s the heart of the city, or a magical enchanting forest, a bike can… Read More
Printed entirely on Neenah papers, Wink’s packaging for Thymes Goldleaf celebrates the 25th anniversary of the collection. Take a look at Neenah’s post on Against the Grain!
Since its beginning in 1957, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) continues to embrace professionals associated with visual media, such as advertising, design, and film-making. The DSVC strives to uphold the level of excellence in the communications industry and promotes the values of… Read More
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Thymes Classic Goldleaf collection. A fragrance of smooth jasmine, fragrant roses, hyacinth and creamy lily of the valley blossom on a background of oakmoss and musk. We created a few special SKUs to commemorate this… Read More
Embracing the season of new with a breath of fresh life is a discovery to behold. The Thymes 2016 Catalog features new and fresh blooming fragrances and exquisite gifts to celebrate any occasion. The photography and design inspires the surprise… Read More
Featured on the Dieline, Thymes Frasier Fir Wood packaging. Check out Wink’s work!
We’re excited that Wink’s work for Tree Fort Craft Soda is featured on the Dieline today. Take a peek!
We are excited to announce the branding of Tree Fort, a Minneapolis-based craft soda company creating a fresh twist on classic soda flavors. Each hand-crafted flavor incorporates a playful blend of fresh botanicals. The result is an all-natural, classic soda for all… Read More
We’re excited to announce the inclusion of three projects in this years Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. Wink’s Thymes 2015 Catalog, Thymes Holiday Catalog, and Thymes Summer Broadsheet Catalog are featured among 350 other American designs of 2015.
The Thymes 2015 Holiday Catalog showcases a sneak peek launch and an early sell-in of new Frasier Fir packaging, Gingerbread and Holiday Bath & Body Gift set.
Wink is honored to have our re-branded website featured as the Communication Arts Webpick for November 25, 2015!
Now on store shelves for the 2015 holiday season, the rebranded Frasier Fir packaging embraces the rich heritage of this seasonal scent. Highlighting the giftability of the fragrance, the rebrand further positions Thymes as a leader in the home fragrance holiday… Read More
Wink’s work for Ready, Set, Smile was included in a Graphic Design USA feature on sustainable and socially responsible design. Check out the full article on GDUSA’s website.
Wink’s work for the Thymes 2014 Summer Catalog is featured in the Communication Arts Design Annual 56!
Neenah Paper’s blog, Against the Grain, features Wink’s work on the recent Thymes catalogs and prospecting kit.
The Thymes 2015 Catalog is featured today in the Communication Arts online exhibit. Check it out!
Check out Wink’s new poster for ARTCRANK, titled “B Side Blues.” We worked with Spark Letterpress to achieve a tactile celebration of bygone analog processes through printing. The palette of blues and grays places the piece in a Minnesotan context, with a subtle… Read More
We’re excited to announce the inclusion of three recent projects in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. Wink’s Graphic Wit poster, Thymes 2014 Catalog, and Thymes Prospecting Kit were featured in the 2014 annual, a collection of “350 of the best designs in the U.S.”
Our St. John’s Bay Women rebrand was recently featured in the Communication Arts online exhibit. Check it out!
Screen printed public awareness posters for Ready, Set, Smile, a nonprofit organization promoting dental hygiene to kids in public schools. Ready, Set, Smile is a division of ADT Dental.
The Thymes 2014 Holiday Catalog showcases a sneak peek launch and an early sell-in of a new Gingerbread and Holiday Bath & Body Gift set.
We’re proud to announce that the Thymes 2014 Catalog is featured in Communication Arts Design Annual 55.
Wink’s crafted packaging for Thymes is featured in the Communication Arts online exhibit. Check it out!
We’ve been getting some great attention on our St. John’s Bay Women rebrand, check out the latest shout-out on the Minneapolis Egotist.
Take an animated tour through the Thymes 2014 summer catalog, a broad sheet catalog promoting the summer launch of two new Thymes fragrances: Tupelo Lemongrass and Mirabelle Plum.
The latest Thymes catalog, announcing the release of two new fragrances this summer, was just featured on the Minneapolis Egotist. Check it out!
Announcing the launch of the new branding for St. John’s Bay Women, the classic JCPenney in-store brand. Complementing Wink’s rebrand for the St. John’s Bay Men’s line, the rebranding of St John’s Bay Women takes a contemporary approach to timeless classics… Read More
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the printing process for Wink’s ARTCRANK 2014 poster. Wink’s ARTCRANK 2014 poster is a salute to the heartiness of Minnesotan bicyclists and a nod to the breadth of conditions they endure.
We’re excited to have the Thymes 2014 catalog featured on both the Dieline and the Minneapolis Egotist!
The prospecting kit that Wink created for Thymes has been featured on the Dieline. Check it out!
Wink created a simple, yet evocative cover for Kurt Timmermeister’s new book Growing a Feast.
Take a look at how Wink created a new brand vision for Thymes – a founding brand in botanical, fragranced bath & body products – in our newest case study.
Here’s Wink’s poster promoting Scott Thares’ forthcoming speaking engagement at the Stevenson University School of Design:
Good friend of Wink, Brian Singer has just released a book: True Stories from Top Creatives. 63 top creatives speak out on art, inspiration, life, and random things that happened. Read about how Scott Thares, Principal of Wink, tamed seal lions… Read More
Case study coming soon!
Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s was recently featured in How’s 2014 International Design Annual, check it out.
Wink was recently featured in the Communication Arts 2014 Typography Annual, including our work for Honey & Mackie’s & J.W. Hulme Co.
The branding and packaging we had done for Banyan and Bo was included in Print Magazine’s Regional Annual!
Recent Wink rebranding for the luxury heritage company, J.W.Hulme featured on Communication Arts today!
Our work for St. John’s Bay has been included in the latest issue of Communication Arts Design Annual! Take a look here.
Wink has rebranded the classic in-store brand St John’s Bay for JCPenney. This 2 billion dollar clothing brand leverages outdoor credentials and heritage inspiration. “I just love Wink, they always seem to get it!” -Nick Wooster, SVP Brand, Trend & Design; JCPenney
After creating the brand and packaging a few years back for Honey & Mackie’s, they have officially launched their first retail location! The new shop has popped up in Plymouth with unique flavors like mango habañero, key lime pie, cayenne candied bacon… Read More
J.W. Hulme Company has been in St. Paul, Minnesota for more than 100 years. J.W. Hulme’s craftspeople have been making distinctive luxury leather and canvas products since 1905. Their skill, commitment to time-honored techniques and absolute passion for perfection in every… Read More
Gaiam, a global health and wellness company, was looking to launch a premium line of yoga products at Target to compete with yoga brands like Manduka and Lululemon. Banyan & Bo was the result of our naming, branding and packaging… Read More
Wink is honored to be a part of this year’s ARTCRANK. Our letterpress poster was printed by the fine folks at Spark Letterpress. Our poster, “Metro Loop,” celebrates the two great cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, noting both their similarities and… Read More
Artists for Obama, a series of limited edition art prints were created and donated by various artists in support of the United States President Barack Obama. These prints are part of the official campaign products for the Obama for President… Read More
Be Brave. A series of silkscreened posters for JCPenney.
In the last few years, salmonella scares have increasingly made the news. Since Abbotsford Farms believes that sunny-side-up eggs and cookie dough are too delicious to give up they created a safe and worry-free egg pasteurized option for consumers. Working… Read More
Allison Kaplan shops all the time. She needed a brand that reflects her passion. As senior editor of Shopping & Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Ali (better known in print and on the airwaves as Allison Kaplan, but we’re all friends here, so… Read More
With Wink’s signature wit & creativity, they helped create a book for Cheryl Najafi. A rural Missouri native decorating tables with cherry-tree branches to her current and much-anticipated dinners and parties that always include a “cherry on the top” surprise for… Read More
Wink was tapped by the Minneapolis-based Minnetonka Moccasin Company to re-imagine the heritage footwear brand from head to toe. Like several iconic heritage brands born in the heartland of America (think Redwing Shoes, Duluth Pack and Faribault Woolen Mills), prides itself on its… Read More
Featured on Dieline. In the last few years, salmonella and related scares have increasingly made the news, Abbotsfords Farms, firmly believed that sunny side up eggs and cookie dough are too delicious to give up. They were looking to create a safe… Read More
Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s Packaging is featured in The Dieline’s Top 100 Package Designs of 2011, coming in at #21!
Wink partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to create the brand identity and campaign called “Give A Little, Feed A Lot“. Hunger has doubled in Minnesota in the past five years. Local communities’ families, children and seniors are in need, in fact 1 in… Read More
The 31st edition of Print magazine’s annual snapshot of best American design features four recent Wink projects. The work selected includes the rebranding of The New York Times’ DealBook, packaging for Muse Perfumery, branding and packaging for Honey & Mackie’s, as well as the Excuse Clock mobile app for… Read More
Wink’s efforts for the lifestyle fitness and media company Gaiam, Inc. will include the branding and packaging of a new product line.
Wink partnered with The New York Times to create the brand identity for SchoolBook. A collaboration of The New York Times and WNYC, SchoolBook will be a destination Web site for news, data and conversation about schools in New York City. Built on the… Read More
Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s was selected to appear in Communication Arts’ 2011 Design Annual. The September/October issue showcases the best design of the past year from the prestigious publication’s 52nd juried design competition.
Wink was asked to create/donate artwork for a Target House benefit event called Heartwork. Our good friend, Don Clark at Invisible Creature and Ted Halbur of Target, organized the artists and collaboration for this wonderful event to raise money for art supplies within… Read More
Excuse Clock is the perfect trick for when you’re running late – just reset the clock and voila, you’re right on time. Or, say you want to get out of a boring meeting. Crank the time forward, get up and… Read More
Wink created a brand approach & advertising campaign for Girl Meets Pearl. The image created momentum for a key holiday product launch for Benefit Cosmetics.
Wink designed packaging for Rebel Green’s Yoga Mat Spray range – Beauty, Clarity, and Wisdom. It’s revolutionary new and effective solution to clean and preserve the life of yoga mats, straps and blocks. It works great on pilates equipment as well. Each… Read More
Wink will be bringing the cowboy hats & cold weather to Dallas where we’ll be speaking at DSVC on February 2.
Honey & Mackie’s is an ice cream shop for children that caters to parents. The ingredients in their ice cream creations are all natural, organic and locally grown. The name of the establishment comes from the nicknames of the owners’… Read More
DealBook is a financial news service reporting on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds and is produced by The New York Times. It caters to a high-level audience of C-Suite executives and decision makers via its website, newsletter, a dedicated page in The… Read More
Wink’s work for Electric Company featured in the 2010 Print Regional Design Annual.
Branding for Crowdnoise, a premium musical sound experience studio for commercial and film. The playbutton Crowdnoise logo is delicately embossed.
An intimate look at the life and livelihood of a modern-day farmer, as told by a former urbanite. Cover by Wink.
A simple logo and business system for Electric Company Consulting.
New book from Taschen featuring work from our client, Rebel Green.
Muse Perfumery Diffuser Candle Packaging. Each wood base slides out from a sleeve that holds the diffuser reeds and oil. A hand applied letter press label is applied to each of the 8 fragrances.
A poster show featuring “local” artists designing European inspired cycling posters.
Our submission for The Haiti Poster Project, titled “Repair the Cracks.” All proceeds to help those displaced by this awful disaster. The 15″ x 20″ letter pressed poster was printed on Crane Lettra 110 lb Cover in Fluorescent White by our… Read More
Wink is happy to be included in Time Magazine Style & Design issue for eye catching and innovative packaging design.
Wink is honored to be featured in Communication Arts magazine, the leading trade journal for visual communications, and the largest creative magazine in the world. CA has the unique combination of respected juried Annuals in design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media… Read More