One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures by Nick Schmiedeler

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,

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.

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

Happy Anniversary Shelly Albrecht

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

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

Caring for Compassus

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.

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

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

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!


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)

Here’s the Scoop (It’s for Poop)

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.

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

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

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 to see the logo and brand in action!

Tallgrass Shindig!

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!


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


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



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

SunSTONE Apartment Homes New Website

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 today!

What’s NEW at Tallgrass Studios?

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.

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!

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