Monday, November 26, 2007 No Coast $5 Off Coupon Offer!

I'm going to have a booth at the No Coast Craft-O-Rama again this year.

Here's the details:
Friday, November 30, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 9-5 p.m.
Midtown Global Market (Lake and Chicago in Minneapolis)

• Everything at my booth will be discounted from what it is on the site.
• I'm going to have at least 10 new prints for the show that aren't on the site yet. I'll have a bunch of T-shirts and some prints on wood too!
• I'll be in the same location (near the Lake Street entrance) as last year.
• Get all your holiday shopping done at once with super cool handmade gifts.

More info at

Now the kicker... Just print off the image of the coupon, and bring it to my booth to redeem it. Amazing! Please send this link to the coupon to anyone you think might use it.

I'll have the coupon offer on my site: as well.

I hope to see you at the No Coast Craft Fair this Friday and Saturday!

-- Adam

Thursday, November 22, 2007


No Coast drew more than 8000 people last year. This year is shaping up to be even bigger!

Friday, November 30, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 9-5 p.m.
Midtown Global Market (Lake and Chicago in Minneapolis)

• Everything at my booth will be discounted from what it is on the site.
• I'm going to have at least 10 new prints for the show that aren't on the site yet (check some of 'em on the left). I'll have a bunch of T-shirts and some prints on wood too!
• Look for a coupon on this page coming soon that will get you a deal if you print it out and bring it to my booth.
• I'll be in the same location (near the Lake Street entrance) as last year.

More info at

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I Like You

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Poster for I Like You, a little shop that sells hand-made crafts and other fun stuff in Minneapolis.

Sarah and Angie are the coolest. Go check it out and buy some stuff from local crafters and artists for the holidays.


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My friend Sheela has a catering business. Miel y Leche She makes some really yummy stuff. Check her out at Letterbox pretty much every Saturday (more info on her site).

This here is a little portrait pin-up commissioned by her. Sounded like a good idea to me. She said, just make sure to put in a wisk, and motorcycle boots. I was like, OK!

Cowgirl Collab

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Here's a new one that's a collaboration with Nic Skrade from Uptown Tattoo.

It will be available on at the No Coast Craft Fair on November 30 and December 1, and available on the site afterwards.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

First Avenue (Brick by Brick 2007) Artprint

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Here it is. I made this originally as an artpiece for the Brick by Brick 2007 outdoor gallery in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis. So I choose to make it into an artprint. Yep, that's metallic silver, purple, and black for First Avenue's poster boy... you know who.

You can get it here.

Surly Darkness!

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Surly Darkness is coming. Go to Surly's brewery and buy a print from them, then when they are sold out, get one from me. I think they have their staff sign their copies (just another incentive to visit them). You can get 'em here too.

How ya doin' Omar?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Southpawfilmworks DVD covers

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2 DVD covers for Greg Carlson of Southpawfilmworks in Fargo.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cycle Minneapolis, Minn.

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It's back, and available in my "Other Stuff"
Thanks to everyone who emailed/called me about this print. And I apologize for taking so long to reprint it, but it's here now. Yay.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sneak Peek... Giraffe/Turman coaster collab and more

Hey, pssst.... check it out.

Here's a little sneak peek of what Brooke from Giraffe ( is doing with me. She's making coasters with my designs on them. Oh, and a trivet of my "Hotdish" design too.

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They will be available for sale at the No-Coast Craft Fair ( the 1st of December, 2007.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Vita.MN cover

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I was contacted by the lovely Leslie over at Vita.MN to do a cover for them for the last week in August. Get school with a cute catholic school girl. What's more appropriate on the week of the first day of classes?

Check out "Vita.MN".

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Got some work done last night

Nic from Uptown Tattoo in Minneapolis did a little work on me last night.

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It may look familiar. It's from a poster I did for the Soviettes CD release show. However, Nic reworked it a bit, and added in the shading, something that I could never do as well. Great job Nic, and thanks so much!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cityscape Postcards for sale!

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I just made up some postcards. Gold Medal, Grain Belt, and Pillsbury were the first of the cityscapes to get chosen.

Check it out. I have them for sale in my "Other Stuff" section of my Web site. They go for 18 for $15.

Why 18? Well, I don't think it's worth $5 for shipping unless you get a bunch of postcards. So you'd get 6 sets. How's that sound?

Here's close-ups of each card.

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Gold Medal

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Grain Belt

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Pssst... I've got 3 other postcards in the works. I'm sending them to the printer today, so look for them soon.

City Pages - A-List Dragon

City Pages emailed me about doing an illustration for my Birthday week (July 11) issue. Umm, yeah, totally cool. I got to draw a dragon for the Dragon Festival in Minneapolis. Awesome.

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Here's the piece in the paper.

Here's a close up.
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Fur Love of the Game

I just finished another movie poster for Greg Carlson of Southpawfilmworks.

This one was quite a bit of work... 6 colors for a funny little short comedy about a campus olympics. Campus security guards vs. a bunch of furries. As you can tell from the final pic (below) there's a romantic encounter.

The piece was inspired by Drew Struzen's style, and the Gone with the Wind and Muppet Movie posters.

Here's the process of the colors:
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Color 1 - light blue

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Color 2 - dark blue

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Color 3 - orange

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Color 4 - yellow

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Color 5 - a skin tone I had to tone down quite a bit from a fake-bake tan to a sort of fake-bake tan

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Color 6 - black

This is my second 6-color piece, and I've gotta say it was much easier than the first. I actually got some darn good registration out of it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Installation Piece at Urban Outfitters in Uptown, MPLS, MN

Back in May, a woman from Urban Outfitters emailed me. She had seen some of my work at a craft fair that I had been in.

Anyway, she asked if I would be interested in creating an in-store installation piece for their Uptown location. Um, duh. Yeah!

So I got in contact with the manager, and we went from there. Apparently the Uptown store is starting to feature local artists and musicians for art and performances in their store. June of 2007 was the first month they started persuing this mission, and I got the July spot. I'm super pleased with that.

The following is the process of painting the piece that would go up in the Urban Outfitters space.

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I missed the very first steps, such as buying the plywood, and cutting it down, and sanding it, and all that crap. After the prep work, I flooded each piece with teal paint. I busted out the opaque projector and sketched out the outlines on each panel (there's a total of 6 panels) in pink.

What you see here is all the panels layed out on the garage floor with some of the final paint color being applied. I had to sort of realign all the panels cause the opaque projector wasn't exactly lined up for each piece, close, but not dead on.

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Ada helping out.

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More paint and spraypaint being applied.

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Some white base, and some black base.

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The girl's face after some outline and spraypaint shading was added.

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Almost done.

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Here's the final piece as it hangs in the store. The space is immediately to your right as you walk into the store. The wall is about 12'x12' and I've got 5 artprints hanging on top of the panels. The 6th frame is an information sheet about how to order prints and also buy the wall or parts of the wall.

If you are interested in purchasing the wall or any section of it, please contact me at adam(at)adamturman(dot)com.

The pieces will hang throughout July, check 'em out and tell the staff you like to see local art in their store, The plan is to promote the arts in the Twin Cities, and the more they know you like it, hopefully the more artists they will get in there.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Big Stone Arch Festival THANK YOU!!!

I had a blast over Father's Day weekend at the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts.

I didn't get out much past my booth to check out the other artists at the event. I heard there was lots of great work. So anyway, here's some pics of the booth:

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The amazing and beautiful Miss Letta Wren. Letta was a huge help on Sunday. She filled in for my wife and helped me get rid of a ton of prints and posters. She's good stuff. Thanks again Letta!

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I got third place in something. One of the staff girls stopped by the booth on Sunday and said I won 3rd place. I asked her "for what? What did I do?" She said it was a ribbon for getting third in my category. I'm assuming that's printmaking or something like that. So yay. Totally unexpected.

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This is Reverborama, he's a fellow bike lover and totes around little flasks with a sticker on them. I was stoked to see him again (I'd seen him at Craftstravaganza before), and especially when he's bringing gifts along. Thanks so much Bob! Great to see you. Nice shirt too.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Festival. And special thanks to everyone who bought some stuff, and also to the event staff, and Sara Collins who organized the event, and asked me to participate. I had a great time, and hope to do it again next year.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Brick by Brick 2007

Brick by Brick is an event designed to revitalize the creative energy of the Warehouse District and bring back the spirit that defined it as the creative center of Minneapolis. Just as this community was built, brick by brick, the stories continue to grow and the influence on the local arts scene is embedded forever. (Lifted straight from Brick by Brick's homepage) ;)

Here's my submission:
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Here's how it looks on the street. Mine is hanging on 1st Avenue and 4th Street.
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And closer:
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts

Hey! it's this weekend, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday June 17 from 9am-6pm both days!

I did the poster for the event, and it will be for sale in it's artprint form at the Artistic Indulgence booth right next door to mine. Once they sell out, I'll be busting my stash out to sell.

My booth will be under the Central Ave. bridge kiddie-corner from the City Pages main stage, and right across the street from the St. Anthony Main movie theater.

Check it out, I'll have new stuff there!

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts

Plaster the Town 2007 is coming!!!

Here's my poster for the show. I'll post more pics when the final piece is printed.

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However, in the meantime, this is your "save the date(s)" for the show.

There will be an opening party: SATURDAY, JUNE 30 FROM 3-11PM

There will also be a closing party: SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 FROM 3-11PM

Live bands and djs will be playing and spinning at each party.

Beer provided by awesome local breweries Summit and Surly.

POSTER ART (ETC.) WILL BE FOR SALE AT BOTH THE OPENING AND CLOSING PARTIES. And artwork will be on display for the duration of the gallery show.

We hope to see you there.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Speeding Bullet

Here's a new print. The project came from a returning customer of mine, Greg Carlson of Southpawfilmworks. He makes some super cool short films that I know of. The last one I did was for his short comedy "Night of the Sassy" where a couple get into a argument while camping, and the girl having sex with what she thinks is her boyfriend, but instead it's a sasquatch. Hysterical.

Speeding Bullet is a very short 3-minute music comedy about an urban legend of a couple who have role playing sex. The guy dresses up as our hearo Superman, and the girl is handcuffed to the bed, and I won't give away the ending. Again, hysterical.

Here's the process of the poster.

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Color 1 down.

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Color 2 down.

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Color 3 down

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And color 4 down

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Final before signing and numbering.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Got a Package from Steve Chanks

Steve Chanks is an amazing illustrator. We recently did a little trade. Here's what I got.

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OG artwork on the front of the envelope

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...and the back, must have been a REALLY long line at the PO

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And here's my loot. Royal Flush mags, Dead Sexy T-shirt, and I'm totally saving that envelope (even if it's address to Mr. Thurman).

Thanks Chanks!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Process Junkie

So I happened upon this amazing blog, while searching through Quimby's stuff this morning.

Here's a pic of just one of many awesome "Scribblettes" of Lucio Alberto Ruiz-Diaz.

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Beautiful stuff.

Friday, May 4, 2007

10,000 Arts Cover

Check the cover of 10,000 Arts this quarter.

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10,000 Arts is a quarterly arts magazine that features local Minnesota artists. I got asked if I'd like to have an image on the cover. No question is silly, but that got me pretty excited. Anyway, check out the Rake and for more info and other local artists.

Thanks so much to the Rake for the opportunity.