Jane Monast

Remarkable Spirits for Remarkable People


Joseph A. Magnus was just a boy of six when his father was killed in the Civil War. He, his mother, and his three siblings struggled after the war and, at age 12, Magnus went to work while still in school, taking on the role of patriarch and provider. Even at that young age, it was clear he was driven to be successful.

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University and College Designers Association (UCDA) 2015 Conference

Photo courtesy of Matt Lester

The University and College Designers Association (UCDA) outdid themselves again this year by hosting a conference that was informative and inspirational.

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Designed to Communicate Style & Adventure: AEV Filson Edition Brochure


Filson and AEV combined their American manufacturing expertise to produce two limited edition off-road vehicles designed to inspired outdoor adventurers.  The AEV Filson Brute Double Cab and AEV Filson Wrangler vehicles are the culmination of durability, refinement, and American-made quality. This is definitely not your father’s car (to paraphrase a popular Oldsmobile tagline). And definitely not the car brochure of days past.

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Glow in the Light Ink


The Future is Bright for the Heart of America Boy Scout Council.  That’s the message this Midwest Scout Council wanted to convey in their 2014 annual report. Furthermore »

Never Stop Exploring: The North Face


For over 40 years, The North Face has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes. Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face® legend began, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. Furthermore »

Living the Grand Life: Grand Hyatt Residences chooses Superfine


Remove the exquisite hard slip case and reveal the cover image—a detail from a lifestyle complex where “moments are defined by people and exceptional experiences, not things.” Furthermore »