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14 Hands isn’t your run-of-the-mill wine made from your average vineyard. It’s different. They go beyond the norm. Where other’s just stick to water and sun to grow their grapes, 14 Hands does that, but also adds a little something extra. Perhaps it’s some extra excitement, or a little extra fun. Either way, you can taste the difference.

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14 Hands - Horses Billboard

14 Hands - Band Billboard

14 Hands - Fireworks Billboard


Seattle Mariners - True To The Blue Endcard

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In a sort of strange Seattle sports tradition, for 20 years in fact, it isn’t quite spring in the Pacific Northwest until the Seattle Mariners commercials debut for the new season. The local media; from The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, to sports blogs like SB Nation, all chime in on their take for each spot. They’re generally well received and something fans see over and over as the season progresses through the summer. But because of all that, there’s a little pressure riding on them when Copacino+Fujikado, the ad agency behind the campaign for two decades now, gets to work on the new batch. And lucky for me, I got to throw my hat into the ring for 2014!

I’m quite happy and proud with how they turned out, too. Definitely proud to be apart of what’s become a bit of a local institution. So give them a watch, and be sure to check them out on the Mariners Blog to vote for your favorite:

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CLIENT: Seattle Mariners | AD: Andy Westbrock | CW: Andy Corbett | CD: Mike Hayward | AGENCY: Copacino+Fujikado
DIR: Ron Gross | PROD: Blue Goose | EDIT: Dubs Inc.

Paddle In Hand

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Growing up in Minnesota you’re around a lot of water. Even more so when you live in a town called White Bear Lake. And one of the formative people in all of this is my friend Lucas Will. Together we encouraged each other to get kayaks while we were High School, and would regularly go paddle after class. We’d also just sit out on the water, hang out and enjoy the the outdoors.

This is where we started to form our love for paddling. Except Luke just took it a little further than I did. He’s since been an Alaskan kayak guide, paddled around the worlds largest body of freshwater, Lake Superior, and now he’s paddling down one of the worlds most iconic rivers, the Mississippi. The whole thing. From the headwaters of Lake Itasca, to the Gulf of Mexico. 2530 miles in all.

So to mark this enormous three month long journey, I helped Luke with a logo for his newly formed “adventure brand” (if you will), apply named Paddle In Hand. Along with a few other variations and icons. And hopefully this is just the start of things to come for Luke and Paddle In Hand. So keep an eye on this stuff because it’s only going to grow.

Also, be sure to follow Luke and his dog Tisher on their epic journey. He’s giving daily updates on the PiH Facebook page. And if you live along The Mighty Mississippi, swing by and wave at them as they float past.


Andy's Winter Adventures. . . . .

This winter I’ve been doing my best to get out and enjoy all the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Particularly on my snowshoes. I’ve also been doing my best to chronicle these snowy adventures. Not only for myself and my friends who are along for these journeys, but also for my friends and family who live in far away lands and can’t be there to see the incredible beauty of the snow covered Cascade Mountains.

So if you fit into any of those categories, check out the Flickr set of all these adventures here. Unfortunately it’s mostly just been with my crummy iPhone camera, but it’s hard to beat the size and the fact that IT’S ALWAYS WITH YOU. Luckily the shear incredibleness of these winter wonderlands makes up for it. And hopefully the size of this set will only continue to grow as the number of these adventures grows.


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I was going through some old photos recently, and came across this one I had always liked. It was from the first roll I ever shot through my old 1950s Toyocaflex TLR 120 camera while I was out walking around in the fall of 2011 to give it a test. I was down in SoDo near the port, and happened to be walking past an old favorite dive bar near where I used to work called Hooverville. So I pretended to take a shot of the glowing neon sign while this (probably) tough biker guy enjoyed himself a cigarette. Although, he didn’t seem to care one way or the other.


Kinsey Polaroid

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Yes, this is a picture of a polaroid of a Polaroid also taking a polaroid of the Polaroid which took the polaroid that you are currently looking at. It’s also a picture of a very talented designer by the name of Kinsey Gross. Check her out!


Compeoples Computer. . . . .

We look at our computers all day long (at least it seems like I do). Whether it’s a laptop, or a smartphone, or an iPad tablet bla bla, our eyes are often glued to some type of screen. But that also means these high tech devices are looking back at us, right? Why not.

So with that in mind, Compeoples were born – digital faces you add to your computerly devices to bring out their inner personality. Check them out:

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All the computer wallpapers are built to 1440×900, but if you’d like any different size, just email me and I’ll make one up. Same goes for colors or faces (if they work for the proportions). I also tried to get the iPhone5 wallpapers to fit nicely in between the lock screen UI, and to work nicely both vertical and horizontal for the iPad. But either way, I hope you guys like them and actually use them. I know when I pull out my phone and see it smiling back, it does kinda brighten my day in a small way. Obviously my computer desktop is usually too cluttered with crap for that to happen much, but it certainly can’t hurt.


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I really love cereal. And after I found this, it’s good to know cereal loves me, too.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.


Carhartt - Hire These Pants. . . . .

When it comes to a pair of pleated slacks, simply head down to the mall and buy yourself a pair. That’s not the case when we’re talking about Carhartt work pants – the toughest, hardest working, longest lasting pants the world has ever known. Because you don’t just “buy” a pair of Carhartt’s, you hire them. You enter into an unshakable bond between man and pant. A loyal co-worker who will be with you every step of the way. Which is exactly how it’s been since Hamilton Carhartt founded his namesake company back in 1889. And that won’t be changing anytime soon, either.

So the next time you have a job that’s bigger than any one person can handle, look to Carhartt. And Hire These Pants.

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Anywho, this was a super fun campaign to work on with Carhartt, and one of my personal favorites since being at Wexley. Not only is it always a pleasure to wrap your head around such a great brand, the end product turned out great and our clients were super happy, too. That always helps. And we also got to work with the extremely talented John Keatley to shoot our badass pants. And if that wasn’t enough, Mr. Andre Vriesman even got to be the pant model. Unfortunately we had to photoshop him out in the end, but if you don’t believe me, here’s proof:

Carhartt Pants Shoot


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Recently I picked up a Dremel electric engraver to, you guessed it, engrave some stuff. So for a little practice I took an old soup can and made a new receptical to hold our X-Acto knives around the office. After sprucing it up a little, of course. And the engraving went easier than I thought, too. So hopefully this is just the start to many projects like this.