The third installment/month in our best worst calendar ever made, including some of our actual stock image searches and descriptions: “Beautiful male model with great body in romantic rustic outdoor setting with red barn background.”
OUR HUB FOR DESIGN TIPS, GOINGS-ON, AND INNER-MOST THOUGHTS.
Bottle of red? Bottle of white? It all depends on what kind of wine label design you are in the mood for tonight. We recently designed the logo and wine labels for Kleine Himmel, a vineyard in Hermann, MO. The gold foil and embossed lettering of the Traminette and Norton labels lets you know this is great wine without ever tasting the label. Cheers!
We are proud to have our St. Louis office located in a building that has played an important role in American history and local St. Louis history as well.
Originally called the Meacham Park School, the J. Milton Turner school was named so in 1932. The building was opened in 1924 to address the inadequate educational resources for black students in the area and then expanded in 1937. With the New Deal in 1933, the school gained new sources of funding for growth. It eventually was brought to its current size in 1948. In 1950, Kirkwood parents filed a suit, along with many others across the country, to desegregate schools, which eventually lead to the Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954.
J. Milton Turner was a former slave, abolitionist, civil rights and black education advocate. He was appointed Ambassador to Liberia in 1871 by Ulysses S. Grant, and while working for the Missouri Department of Education, he founded over thirty new schools for African Americans and helped establish Lincoln Institute (now Lincoln University).
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, and was converted into office space named after J. Milton Turner in 2008. Today, the building houses many businesses and remembers the lives of the students and teachers of the school. Photographs and artifacts of the building are preserved in cases in the first floor hallway for public view and plaques tell a bit about the building’s history. We are proud to have Anda Creative located in such a historically significant spot.
For more information, you can check out the building’s website, come by for a tour, or watch a short documentary about the building’s history and revitalization:
After lots of elbow grease and help from our staff, friends and family, we’re finally up and running at full creative capacity in our new office space. We’re in the same great building, but have moved to a new suite. Stop by to visit any time! Well, any time Monday–Friday, non-holidays, between the hours of 9am – 5pm. OK, better call first. Well, call any time Monday–Friday, non-holidays, between the hours of 9am – 5pm. We hope to see or chat with you soon!
We’re back in the office after spending several days surrounded by the dedicated, inspiring and innovative people at the ACRES U.S.A. ecological farming conference in Columbus, OH. Our Back Forty Creative division of Anda Creative continues to produce great visual communications for responsible farming, food and lifestyle businesses. Next Back Forty stop: NOFA-NY in January!