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. […]

Showcasing beautiful homes

Posted by on May 6, 2013
Showcasing beautiful homes

Mike Schaap Builders came to Black Lab Five last fall looking for a new look and mobile/tablet compatibility for their website. Our team of designers and programmers worked together to create a site that is clean and simple and lets the craftsmanship of a Mike Schaap Home speak for itself.

Bell’s is headed to the U.P.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013
Bell’s is headed to the U.P.

Bell’s recently announced plans for the building of Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, MI. BL5 was asked to lend a hand with the identity of the new division of Bell’s. Note the shout out to the U.P. in the foam.

An Oberon Original

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013
An Oberon Original

Kent Elliott recently stepped away from his Mac long enough to create an original piece of art for this year’s Follow The Sun campaign for Bell’s Oberon Ale. Thanks to Bell’s for allowing us to take the time to do something truly original for this outstanding brand.

Doing Things Well

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013
Doing Things Well

I’ve always wanted to stop by Zingerman’s Road House in Ann Arbor, MI to see what everyone was talking about. Recently, on my way back from Detroit I stopped by there for lunch. And I wasn’t disappointed. The wait staff was amazing. My water glass was never empty. The menu was explained well. And right […]

Sometimes you’ve got to think on the outside of the box.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013
Sometimes you’ve got to think on the outside of the box.

Delivery truck graphics for Benchmark Wood Studio. Visit their website here.

Think Big.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013
Think Big.

On a recent trip to Detroit, my partner Kent Elliott and I drove past the Uniroyal Giant Tire. And, for the next 10 minutes or so, we shared our childhood stories of trips to Detroit and memories of passing the Giant Tire. The Giant Tire was always a sign that I was getting closer to […]

New Bell’s Packaging

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010
New Bell’s Packaging

New packaging for Bell’s Oarsman Ale. A new year-around brand from Bell’s Brewery. Design and Illustration by Kent Elliott.

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