We’ve Joined The Adventure.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016
We’ve Joined The Adventure.

Distilling is back in Kalamazoo after a 150 year absence. And we couldn’t be happier. Black Lab Five has had the honor of working with Green Door Distilling Co. on the identity of their brand. We love what they are doing and we think you will too. Stop by their place and raise a glass ...

Fore!!! Wait, Six!!!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Fore!!! Wait, Six!!!

Six golf courses. Villas with Deluxe Suites, Luxury Cottages. No matter what kind of golf experience you are looking for, Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort has it waiting for you. Five courses are open with their sixth course, Stoatin Brae, opening in 2016.  All within driving distance (no pun intended) of Kalamazoo. Gull ...

Bringing back the Bohm

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015
Bringing back the Bohm

We love historic buildings and their connection to the past. Earlier this year we were contacted by Nancy Doyal the Executive Director at The Bohm Theatre in Downtown Albion, Michigan. The Bohm was looking to “renovate” their website to help promote the newly restored Bohm Theatre (In May 2015, the Bohm Theatre received the Governor’s ...

Finding the perfect dress

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015
Finding the perfect dress

Memories Bridal & Evening Wear in Downtown Kalamazoo came to the Lab looking to update their site. Memories is known not only for their selection of dresses, but also for the experience they provide for their customers. Looking for the perfect dress? Start here.  

A beautiful building…illustrated.

Posted by on May 16, 2014
A beautiful building…illustrated.

Recently, while designing packaging for Food Dance in Kalamazoo, MI, we found ourselves wishing we had a nice illustration of their beautiful building to use on our new designs. So one of our designers, Hugh Little, put this illustration together. Look for it on their coffee bags and in their market.

Recruiting MBA students in Chicago

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014
Recruiting MBA students in Chicago

Michigan State University’s Weekend MBA program recently hired Black Lab Five to help design and program a new micro site targeting Chicago area residents. The goal was to show people looking to get their MBA that Broad College is not only physically closer than they think, it’s also within reach practically and financially. Check it ...

Bell’s Smitten Beer-entines spread a little extra love.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014
Bell’s Smitten Beer-entines spread a little extra love.

Black Lab Five helped Bell’s spread the love in February with six custom Beer-entines for Smitten Golden Rye Ale. Bell’s took this concept to the next level by offering to mail one to your special someone. For free. The response was tremendous. We were happy to play a part in spreading the #CraftBeerLove.

Bell’s Best Brown Ale turns a new leaf

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013
Bell’s Best Brown Ale turns a new leaf

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. asked Black Lab Five to give their Best Brown Ale a new look. The release date for this beautiful brown ale had moved to autumn where it was previously more of a winter seasonal offering. The packaging needed to reflect the release date. So our very own Kent Elliott once again shut ...

Good wood for Bentwood.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013
Good wood for Bentwood.

Bentwood Tavern asked us to create a simple carrier for their new bar menu. 3/16″ cherry. Laser engraved logo. Clear rubber bands. Clean and simple.

Sparty on MBA style.

Posted by on May 16, 2013
Sparty on MBA style.

The Full-Time MBA program at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business recently asked BL5 to help give their marketing materials a new look. The result is a 45 page brochure that gives potential MBA candidates a good feel for the program, the University, and a glimpse of what living in the Midwest is like. ...

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