785.842.9696

NEWS & PROJECT PROFILES

Watercolors by Donna McCain

Jun 19, 2018 posted by charlie

Music by The Beer Bellies

Opening Reception June 29, 2018 | 5:30 - 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Donna McCain watercolor

Simple Wellness, Fitness & MedSpa – Branding Strategy & Website Design

Jun 8, 2018 posted by charlie

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Simple Wellness to create a branding strategy that updated and expanded their current identity. The new identity reflects the vision, culture and unique combination of services provided by their organization. The branding work included a new name, symbol, logotype, color scheme, fonts and a graphic standards document. Promotional work included a new website, correspondence materials, signage and digital advertisements.

The logo

The Simple Wellness logo portrays characteristics that communicate the value of their expertise and service. Seven petals and colors intertwine to form a cohesive icon for the brand. This reflects the elements of their fundamental seven-part program for achieving ideal health. The identifiers highlight the three branches of service of wellness, fitness and medspa.

The website

Tallgrass Studios designed and built a new website for Simple Wellness to promote the growth of their health and aesthetics programs. The homepage features a short introductory video, programmed to autoplay only on an initial visit. The considerable array of health and aesthetic services are easily accessible, with separate menus organized by condition and service type. Copy-heavy pages make use of tabbed content panels to sustain manageable page lengths. Sections of the site are color-coded according to their seven-part program for health. The site also features a custom events calendar, promotional landing pages and a private nurses' portal. The immersive, bright and clean feel of the site conveys feelings of healthfulness and reinforce the Simple Wellness brand promise.

One Love Story

May 15, 2018 posted by charlie

“Art is love made public” from Sense8

Acrylic Paintings & Mixed Media Collage
by Laurie Culling

Music by Kind Soul
Opening Reception May 25, 2018 | 5:30 - 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Acrylic Painting by Laurie Culling

Walnut Ranch Website Design

Apr 25, 2018 posted by charlie

Walnut Ranch Dental Spa provides modern dentistry with improved patient comfort.

Walnut Ranch tasked Tallgrass Studios with a website redesign as clean, modern and distinct as their dental spa in the Oklahoma desert. Rich desert tones and airy blues replaced the darker pallette of their former website. A custom rotating header greets visitors with photography and video, and offers clear calls-to-action. The content features valuable educational material including short dental animations, and SEO copywriting to better market their services online. Careful attention was given to website structure and navigation – patients have the most important information at their fingertips, and know exaclty where they are within the site. The new website launched on March 21, 2018. Visit walnutranchdentalspa.com to see the full website.

Three Old Friends

Apr 10, 2018 posted by carey

Mark, Carey and David met in 7th grade art class in 1976 and have been friends ever since. They studied art and design together in junior high, high school and college. All three are true multidisciplinary designers who work across traditional boundaries to include graphic design, illustration and photography. This show features current work from all three.

The Course of the Empire by Margie Kuhn

Mar 21, 2018 posted by carey

Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings by Margie Kuhn

Opening Reception March 30, 2018 | 5:30 - 9 pm at Tallgrass Studios 720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044 Show runs March 16 - April 16, 2018 A Lawrence native, Margie Kuhn received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. A full-time artist, she has exhibited her paintings and drawings in galleries and museums across the country. The paintings in this exhibition reflect Margie’s interest in material culture as a collection of artifacts that suggest ideas about the values, behaviors, and beliefs of contemporary society. To see more of Margie’s work, visit her website margiekuhn.com.

Fresh and Modern Website Developed for Mainline Printing

Jan 10, 2018 posted by tallgrass

Mainline Printing Website

Tallgrass Studios worked with representatives of Mainline Printing to create a new, fresh and modern website. Developing content for the new site was essential for this project. Tallgrass Studios worked with Jason Daley to capture photos and videos and worked with Bill Woodard to write the content to achieve high quality assets. The new website includes a dynamic homepage with animated header, staff images with short bios, featured product section, 8 pages of services, a contact us form with Google map pointing to a Google account, history timeline, capabilities, and an interactive footer.

The new website launched on October 29, 2017. Visit mainlineprinting.com to see the full website.

Rocks In My Head (and other things of value) by Cathy Ledeker

Jan 10, 2018 posted by tallgrass

January 26, 2018 | 5:30-9 pm at Tallgrass Studios
720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Watercolors by Cathy Ledeker
Music by BongoTini

Cathy is a painter, calligrapher, and illuminator. Retired as Art Director from Van Go, she now divides her time between her studios in Lawrence, Kansas and Creede, Colorado.

The contemplative watercolors in this exhibition are from her “Meditations” series.

To see more of Cathy’s work visit her website ledeker.com.

Holiday Observance Schedule

Nov 21, 2017 posted by carey

We encourage everyone to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. Tallgrass Studios will be closed according to the listed holiday schedule.

Branding Strategy and Website for Rachel Treanor

Sep 15, 2017 posted by tallgrass

Rachel Treanor worked with Tallgrass Studios to develop an identity that best represents her business philosophy. Rachel Treanor’s business offers strategic marketing and business development; the new logo, tagline and brand identity reflects her unique service offerings. Much thought and consideration went into the company name, colors, and brand marks. Tallgrass Studios selected the letters R and T from the founder’s initials to best represent the personal nature of mentorship offered by the company. The T also serves to reference the Teach, Track, Transform platform that is central to Rachel Treanor’s marketing strategy.

Tallgrass Studios designed and applied the new identity to collateral pieces, business cards, and, on May 30, 2017 launched a fully functional website that features customizable page information, news feed blog, and contact form. Visit the website at racheltreanor.com to see the logo and brand in action!

Mostly Naked Women by Jenny Doores

Sep 6, 2017 posted by carey

October 13, 2017 | 5-9 pm at Tallgrass Studios
720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Jenny uses bodies to carry the obvious message, but also to convey contradiction: the classic and cartoony, iconic and companionable, sublime and ridiculous. They often become messengers of the moods, myths, and memes between men and women, and yes the women are largely bad-ass.

Jenny Doores teaches ceramic sculpture at Lawrence Art Center.

Jennifer.doores67@gmail.com

Book Illustration and Design

Aug 15, 2017 posted by tallgrass

Tallgrass Studios’s Director of Art, Shelly Albrecht, designed and illustrated the book cover for Arlene Graber’s newest novel, The “Casting” of Wendy Holcomb. The illustration includes a digital montage created with a landscape of Cape Elizabeth, Maine flowing into New York, NY and Wendy in a spotlight. This is the fourth book in the series and Tallgrass Studios has had the privilege of working with Arlene to create each of the covers.

One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures by Nick Schmiedeler

Jun 15, 2017 posted by tallgrass

June 30, 2017 | 6-9 pm

Utilizing salvage and scrap metal yards often, along with city alleys, nature trails, river banks, and other locales, Nick searches out natural, discarded, and reusable materials to create indoor and outdoor sculptures. Nick has been exhibiting and selling sculptures throughout the Midwest for about 20 years. Many of his pieces can be found on his website, nickschmiedeler.com

Music by John Svoboda A refreshing approach to hearing music played on the guitar. Attractive repertoire that fulfills any listener’s expectation is complimented with Svoboda’s expertise and virtuoso level of performance. svobodaguitar.com

at Tallgrass Studios 720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Happy Anniversary Shelly Albrecht

May 10, 2017 posted by tallgrass

A year has already flown by since we added Shelly to the Tallgrass team as Director of Art. 

Shelly was formally trained in Design and Illustration and has over 13 years in the field. 

Concept development, type composition and a variety of illustration and graphic techniques are her specialties.


Congratulations Shelly, we look forward to many more designs!

Final Friday Exhibition

Apr 21, 2017 posted by tallgrass

Andrew Cho

April 28, 2017 | 5-9 pm

An exhibition of sculpture and drawings that question the threshold between personal and public spaces.

at Tallgrass Studios
720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Caring for Compassus

Mar 7, 2017 posted by carey

We are continuing to support the rebranding rollout for Compassus. Their pocket folders received a fresh, new look to match their corporate branding strategy. 

With the growth of Compassus, the division of services have formed into Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care and Premier Care. We currently fulfill these updated pocket folders in 150 + locations in 31 states that will reach patients and their families nationwide.

Be on the lookout!

Jan 30, 2017 posted by deena

FinalFriday

Tallgrass Studios will be hosting several artists this year for Final Fridays. More to come.

Ho Ho Ho! Busy Little Elves!

Jan 30, 2017 posted by deena

Showing off our animation skills this past holiday season, Tallgrass Studios created a Digital Holiday Card for 4Sight Construction. This 1-minute long video is loaded with wintry scenes, and hard workers building a house full of warmth and cheer.

Watch the animation here!

You Craft It, We Label It, They’ll Remember It!

Jan 10, 2017 posted by deena

Another cool project we’ve tackled lately was putting together a promotional piece for Mainline Printing. Since they specialize in providing labelling for craft beer companies, what better way to advertise than to show off some bottle label designs at the Denver BrewFest?

This project consisted of three labels put together by our team, which blended together eye-catching imagery with cheeky print-related “flavors”. Several of Mainline’s capabilities were featured in this piece, such as die-cutting, folding, UV coating and metallic inks. Despite its 0% ABV, it was still a fun collaborative project for our crew.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 20, 2016 posted by deena

Holiday

Tallgrass Studios will be closed Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd to spend time with friends and family this holiday season.

Here’s the Scoop (It's for Poop)

Nov 22, 2016 posted by deena

Tallgrass Studios is always proud to support local Kansas businesses, and Integrated Employment Enterprises of Ottawa, Kansas is no exception. A certified not-for-profit business, IEE specializes in light manufacturing and providing staffing for general labor purposes, offering employment for individuals who are disabled or otherwise chronically unemployed.

Our Tallgrass Team, including designer/illustrator Shelly Albrecht, has been working with IEE to help establish a look for their new brand of pet products. The “Best Friends” pet line is made in the U.S.A., and includes products such as litter trays, deodorizers and scoops. One stand-out package we worked on is the Yard Waste and Litterbox Cleanup Kit: a nifty collection of tools for making waste collection a cinch. You’ll be able to spot these products in stores soon, with branding, packaging, labels and hangtags, all designed right here and printed locally.

Best Friends,IEE,portfolio

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2016 posted by deena

Thanksgiving

Tallgrass Studios will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th to spend time with friends and family this Thanksgiving.

4Sight Construction Group heads in a New Direction, Visually and Conceptually, with New Corporate Identity.

Jul 25, 2016 posted by deena

4Sight Construction Group (4Sight) has been working with Tallgrass Studios since 2015 to develop a new corporate identity that best represents the core of their business philosophy while incorporating all service divisions under one name/identity. 4Sight is a fully integrated construction group providing; general contracting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical installation and service, and environmental services for their clients; their new logos, taglines and corporate identity now reflects their unique and integrated service offerings.

Much thought and consideration went into the company name, colors, and icon at business conception. 4Sight selected the compass icon to best represent their company’s attributes. A compass is a surveying or navigational instrument developed to look carefully in a certain direction, and can be used to measure true direction. The compass is the beginning of a plan and the foundation of foresight - or 4Sight.

Tallgrass Studios redesigned the compass with a modern feel and utilized colors to segment the logo to represent the different service divisions for the company. The main color, Dark Blue, was selected for their core vales of trustworthiness, dependability and commitment, and as their main service, General Contracting. Red was chosen for Mechanical Services that include heating, air conditioning, service and installation. Green represents Environmental areas of their work, such as finding more sustainable ways to do business, restorative development, and demolition reclamation.

New taglines that play off the navigational theme were created to supplement each division.

Time was spent finding the right combination of elements, but eventually a new logo and graphic standards were put into place. Tallgrass designed and applied the new identity to collateral pieces, business cards, letterhead, vehicle wraps, construction signage, and, on July 1, 2016 launched a fully functional website that features an animated logo, customizable page information, news feed blog, image galleries and customizable forms that corresponds to their existing email marketing.

Visit their website at 4sightconstruction.com to see the logo and brand in action!

4Sight,portfolio

Tallgrass Shindig!

Jul 14, 2016 posted by deena

Tallgrass Shindig

An event to celebrate 16 years in business and our relocation to the Lawrence Warehouse Arts District.

Come help us celebrate with live music from the Beer Bellies, local food, and cold beverages!

So round up your posse and head on down to the Tallgrass Shindig, but don’t forget to RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you!

WHEN

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE

720 E 9th St - 720 East 9th Street #2, Lawrence, KS

WE MOVED…

May 6, 2016 posted by deena

to the Lawrence Warehouse Arts District. After 9 years in the vintage 901 Kentucky Building it was evident we needed more space, and moving into a large warehouse was a perfect fit. With 14’ ceilings and 1,000 more square feet of space, our new office gives us the room we need to create, design, produce and distribute. Our open house will be this summer. Stay tuned.

SunSTONE Apartment Homes New Website

Apr 22, 2015 posted by admin

http://www.sunstoneapartmenthomes.com

SunSTONE Apartment Homes wanted to update their website to create something that would resonate the quality and convenience of their property, while retaining the seamless functionality they offered to their clients. In addition, SunSTONE was adding new locations, and needed a website that would grow with their company.

To showcase the unique open living space and the modern craftsmanship of their apartments we chose to use large, high resolution images and subdued color tones. Tallgrass created impactful galleries with new functionality, dynamically linking the images to features that results in a website that is both sophisticated and contemporary. With new 3D renderings of their floor plans, browsers can also view the spacious and open living spaces it offers its families.

By reorganizing the site mapping and navigation, SunSTONE can now integrate new locations for future location additions.

Check out the new SunSTONE Apartment Homes website by visiting www.sunstoneapartmenthomes.com today!

portfolio,sunstone

What's NEW at Tallgrass Studios?

Apr 21, 2015 posted by admin

Tallgrass Studios has been hard at work in developing our new online presence! The biggest challenge: Narrowing down 15 years of award-winning projects for our portfolio section!

Everything on the website was designed, produced and created in-house, including our videos. The homepage video was produced by Deena Schaumburg, our Director of Digital, and includes photographs by Mark Feiden and Edward Robinson from the Konza Press. www.thekonzapress.com

A special thanks goes out to our local programming partner, Greg Barry, who worked with Tallgrass to custom code our website and make the magic come to life online!