Thu, Mar 6th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis MN 55415

Cocktails with Creatives: Letterpress Book Launch at MCBA

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 Map »


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. MonkeyIsland_AI

Contact Leadership

Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin
Director of Membership
Amanda was introduced to AIGA in 2012 through the Minnesota chapter’s mixer, Cocktails with Creatives, and has been involved ever since. She has served on the for two years on Portfolio 1-on-1 as well as Design Show committee. Currently, she serves on the board as Director of Membership and organizes Cocktails with Creatives. Being a part of the design community, especially this local chapter, has been a stellar part of her life and she looks forward to making a positive difference.

During the work week, Amanda is a committed in-house Creative Advisor and Sr. Web Designer at Gradient Financial Group in the Twin Cities, primarily performing account management, while also building responsive websites for clients. She’s a lucky lady to be on a team of 20+ creatives, from designers to developers to videographers to copywriters.

Amanda loves the outdoors, people, and having lots of fun! During her time away from work, she takes full advantage of being active during all seasons. Her favorite activities include golfing, kayaking, camping, motorcycle trips and is always up for connecting over a good cup of coffee for great conversation.