Thursday, February 26, 2009
LONG LIVE THE EMPRESS
Antoinette K-Doe, the irrepressible widow of rhythm & blues singer Ernie K-Doe who transformed the Mother-in-Law Lounge into a living shrine and community center, died on Fat Tuesday. Pictured with her here in April 2008 are Yee-Haw founders Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley.
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UGLY MUG TO BE HONORED BY HOW INT'L DESIGN
In 2007, Young & Laramore and Yee-Haw teamed up to revamp the product packaging for Memphis based coffee company Ugly Mug. The new campaign has received much positive feedback in the time since its release. We're proud to announce that Ugly Mug will be honored by HOW International Design, a group that focuses on design creativity in the business world. To read more positive feedback on this topic, check these articles out:
Package Design Magazine
New York Times
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This panoramic view of early day Yee-Haw was captured by design mastermind Tony Brock in the year 2000...so much unused space. Pictured from left to right: Kelly Hitzing, Adam Hickman Ewing, AB, Kevin Bradley, Julie Belcher and Kyle Blue. Kelly now lives in Brooklyn, New York, often printing at the Center for Book Arts. AB lives in Cincinnati and still gives wonderful massages. Kyle Blue served as the first Yee-Haw intern, and is currently working as design director at Dwell magazine. If you would like to get inside his head a bit, read this interview about the redesign of Dwell. In our near 11 years, we've been host to somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 interns from all over the country, and are consistently seeking eager eyes, ears and arms.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
During last weekend's Big Ears Festival, the shop was included as a stop in comedian Neil Hamburger's "Architectural Tour of Downtown Knoxville." According to Hamburger, Yee-Haw has been bought out by corporate health and hygiene super giant Kimberly-Clark, and now busies itself printing inserts for tampon boxes rather than making posters for "crappy local bands"...While earlier passing a noisy construction sight, Hamburger said "Put them on stage; that's what you came to hear anyway." The festival was written up in yesterday's New York Times.