Maybe you found yourself waving a paper “WAG” sign in the air at an Illuminous 3 show. Or you noticed fans at last summer’s Audio Perm Block Party throwing W hand symbols in the air. Or you spotted a rapper onstage wearing what looked like a Minnesota Twins shirt, but with the M logo flipped upside down. Wherever you first heard it…

May’s Artist in Residence, David Paul Seymour, shares some of his local favorites.

LegUp Studio is raising money on Kickstarter to create an affordable, accessible printmaking space in Northeast Minneapolis.

May’s artist is David Paul Seymour, a self-described “proud low-brow” illustrator and designer with a background in architecture and corporate retail. His work in spraypaint, pen-and-ink, and Adobe Illustrator is influenced by street art, skateboarding culture, cartoons, and other pop culture.

Progressive Seward bookstore and community meeting place Boneshaker Books opened in 2010 thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Now the all-volunteer staff is hoping to replicate that success with a new push to expand the store.

Before Artcrank leaves Minneapolis for another year, we talked to a few of the participating artists about what else they make and do.

Before Artcrank leaves Minneapolis for another year, we talked to a few of the participating artists about what else they make and do.

April’s Artist in Residence, Aimée Pijpers, celebrates the river and its bridges in her original commissioned piece for MPLS.TV. Thanks for a great month, Aimée!

The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read celebrates the work of poets from Minnesota and beyond.

Death to Prom wears its John Hughes influences on its pink satin sleeve, but shakes up the central love triangle and celebrates “fabulousness” in a way that’s tailor-made for the 2010s. Donate on Kickstarter to help make the film happen.

April’s Artist in Residence, Aimée Pijpers, shares the artists she admires and her favorite places in Minneapolis.

Filmmaker Rosemary Williams hired a private investigator to learn more about the ’50s pinup girl who shares her name. Now she’s making a movie about that other Rosemary and the scandal that ended her career–and she needs your help, on Kickstarter.