Bravo Dean Phillips!

On the Cover of the City Pages this week. Also – with a GREAT shot of the Touring Van we designed for him. In my 48 years, Dean is the first political candidate for which I have designed. This is no small thing – it’s not like I haven’t been asked. I first designed for Dean and his family back in 1993: An historical survey book for Phillips Distillery. Dean is my age, exactly. We didn’t know it at the time, but while I was scanning old Phillips Liquor labels on my Quadra 900, Dean was climbing the rafters of old Phillips warehouses to GET those labels for me. I am still proud to be designing with Dean. He is precisely what Minnesota needs right now. He’s already my Congressman of Awesome-town. – Jeff Johnson…/can-this-charming-liqu…/470779323

Great stuff from Local Crate and The Wedge!

Well right on! A nice post to wake up to: two of our clients , Local Crate and The Wedge on CBS News this morning . We designed and named this awesome locally sourced meal kit . Enjoy !!

Positive Vibes from the Replace Everything Universe

More positive Vibes and Happy Holidays from the universe. We just cut our first check to our great partners at the Center for the Victims of Torture. These folks do HERCULEAN work for the people that are healing from torture and victimization. And the best part is YOU gave them this funding from purchasing cool design products from Replace Everything. 50% of all profits go to CVT and 4 other great non profits. Big thanks to CVT and to brother Dan Woychick – the MPLS design dude that figured out the tech and the design weirdness that makes this initiative possible. Thanks Dan! And check out to see Dan’s stuff. He sells some of our gear there too – because he’s cool like that. Happy Holidays from the Replace folks!!!


The Reverend Jeffrey K. Johnson on the new Tangents Podcast!

Brother Cory Loven nails it once again. The mighty design dork Podcast “Tangents” is back up and running. He was righteous enough to stop by the Replace studio last week and record this new episode for the debut of Season Two. Proud to be the Show. Long may the Tangent flow.

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It’s a Hat Trick for Awesome Hockey Folks! We just cut our first Check to the great folks at The Hedrickson Foundation for Special Needs Hockey from!

I am sooooo proud to start this holiday season off by handing out our VERY FIRST check to the very awesome folks at The Hendrickson Foundation for Special Needs Hockey. These folks are the A-TEAM for getting our special needs brothers and sisters out on the ice and having a great time here in Minnesota, The State of Hockey. I was proud to meet, and become friends with Dan Hendrickson through my design work with Game On Minnesota. The great folks at Game On MN have been generous to the EXTREME in letting us use the artwork we designed for them on some of our products we sell at Replace Everything. 50% of all of the profits from Replace Everything go to 5 great charities. The Hendrickson Foundation just got their first check and that is 100% because of all of the folks that have been buying cool stuff from We are Pro-League grateful to ALL of the folks that have been buying gear, posting links and just spreading the good word. Have a GREAT Holiday season, my friends. It’s the Replace crew with the assist… but it is YOU great people that really make the goal! We are also so grateful to our friends and partners at The Hendrickson Foundation. Happy Thanksgiving! JJ

We Finally got to the Top of Mount Everest!

Our awesome Studio E client is pretty much blowing up everywhere. This Summer, one of the Studio E faithful planted a Studio E flag that we designed on the Top of Mount Everest! Many thanks for Studio E for being awesome and thanks to this dude that brought the flag we designed to the top! You both Rule!!

Posters For Parks Show!

Come on down this Thursday, September 28, 2017 to the Lakes and Legends brewing Company to see some of our work as well as many other local artists and designers work inspired by Minneapolis Parks! Best of all, it’s free!

50% of all sales will be donated to People for Parks; 50% will go to the artists.

Right on!


Replace was honored to be a contributor to the Fifth and Final “Shirt Show”!!! Our long time buddy Mike Fetrow has been leading this awesome Pro-Minnesota T-shirt show for five awesome years. We are proud to contibute a T-shirt to this awesome show. Thanks Shirt Show!!! Go Mike!

Minneapolis Cider Company

Hello Good People! As summer rolls on, friends, the righteous new projects from Replace are beginning to stack up. Here is one more that I’ve been wanting to exclaim about for a while. I truly hope you dig it.

The Minneapolis Cider Company

I love the City of Minneapolis like a shark loves blood. When I moved to this town back in 1992 I was living out of my 1983 Buick Skylark. To me, Minneapolis is not just the city where I live, Minneapolis is my very own freak-tacular, magic city of dreams. I arrived in this city as a broke-ass farm kid, fresh out of art school, looking for a job. Minneapolis turned me into the globe-trotting, designer-dork, illustrator, business owner, raconteur, team-leader, husband, father, and family dude that I am today. I truly believe that Minneapolis is made of magic.


This client was originally called Lionheart Cider. I would not use the name “Minneapolis” on any brand unless I was sure it was as magical. To be called “The Minneapolis Cider Company” this brand has to be the best product possible to properly represent our city, the best city in the world!


The Minneapolis Cider Company was announced last week in the pages of Growler Magazine. Replace was asked to redesign this brand and we helped rename it as well. The client gave this brand the name The Minneapolis Cider Company to better align this purely local product with the great city where it was invented. I hope you dig the work. The Minneapolis Cider Company makes a great tasting cider that is much lower in calories than the major hard ciders on the market. It is made with great tasting honey crisp apples from right here in Minnesota.


The Brand Case Study.

Here is the story in Growler Magazine

The Minneapolis Cider Company website

The story in Brewbound.

I hope you like the new work. And I can’t wait for you to try

the new Cider. It’s truly awesome. Enjoy!

Jeff Johnson

Founder and Designer: Replace Inc.