'Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio'
Often considered Minneapolis' best totally unknown design super team, Aesthetic Apparatus was founded around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin by Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski as a fun side project from their "real" jobs. Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds.
Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio.
2012 The National Poster Retrospecticus (Group Show) Waltham, MA
2012 GIG! Rock Poster Exhibition (Group Show) Warner Brothers Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Graphic Design: Now in Production (Group Show) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012 PRO/CONFETTI (Solo Show) Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Dead Wood Print Folio (Contributor/Organizer) MAPC Conference, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Canktankerous Hellfighter (Collaboration with Delicious Design League) The Family Room, Chicago
2011 AAXI: Ten Years of Aesthetic Apparatus, One Year Late” (Solo Show) Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2012 Communication Arts Typography Annual
2010 Chicago Intl. Poster Biennial - Special Recog. For Excellence In Handcrafted Posters
2008 Chicago Intl. Poster Biennial - Silver Medal
2007 STEP design 100
2007 D&AD Global Awards 2007 – Outstanding Achievement Illustration/Poster Advertising
2005 The One Show - One Show Design – Silver
2002, 2003 HOW International Design Annual
1998-2010 PRINT Regional Design Annual
1999-2004, 2006, 2009, 2011 Communication Arts Design Annual
2002 I.D. Magazine Design Review
The New Yorker