Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Organic Items Available!

Hey there!! Our new organic shirts are now available!! We premiered this collection at this year's Art Vs. Craft and they were very well received. We have actually sold out of a few sizes already. We have some things posted on our Etsy store along with our new leather, screen printed wristbands and our super fun, screen printed "Woodland" pillow friends.

Check it out!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Come see us at ART VS CRAFT!

Swing over to downtown Milwaukee December 8th to see us with 75 other crafters/designs/makers of things! Get your Christmas shopping done early.be This year you can proudly give unique, handmade, anti- shopping mall gifts to your friends and loved ones. Go to the ArtVsCraft website for all of the details.

MODESTo! is now at Fasten!

Stop down to our neighborhood clothing co-op, Fasten, to check out some "one-of-a-kind" MODESTo! wears as well as some new products. Such as, our new line of leather, screen printed wrist cuffs and a couple of our new toddler shirts!

Fasten Co-Op Clothing Gallery
2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-747-9229

Hours: Wed-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Stephanie Towell @ LuckyStar Gallery


October 10 - November 10
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13th, 6-10 p.m.
Luckystar Studios 5407 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI

Featuring the art of:
Stephanie Towell
Karl Unnasch
Joe Borzotta

For more information:


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Future of Transportation

I think that I have found the most exciting vehicle ever! The Canadian design company, "Verdier", has developed a new, self sufficient, van based on the original VW Westfalia concept. I spent at least 10 years driving a couple of different Vanagons. I do believe that Vanagons are one of the best designed vehicles, ever.

Here is what Verdier says about their masterpiece:
The new Westfalia Verdier Solar Power.

As with the original Westfalia and the hippy culture, the new VERDIER Solar Power is part of a new culture with its own rituals. It is based on GREEN ENERGY and the PLEASURE to be SELF-SUFFICIENT. This new culture also believes that technology should allow people to understand nature and its power.

For the hefty price of $69,000.00, you can put one in your garage! I need to start playing the lottery!


Monday, September 24, 2007

Marc Ecko interview

I am always curious to hear people's life stories. I am particularly interested in hearing how people have pursued their passions and made something of it. Whether that be a business, a movement, whatever.

One story that I just stumbled across was an interview with fashion mogul, Marc Ecko (Marc Ecko Enterprises, Ecko Unlimited, Complex Magazine, Zoo York, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Avirex, G-Unit Clothing Company, etc) Now, I am not necessarily a fan of the products that Marc Ecko puts out, I am fascinated with the idea that one person (and their team) can do so much. How do you start selling t-shirts out of your apartment and grow that into a dozen different companies?

Anyways, there is a 20 minute video called, "Behind the Business" at the CIT site. You can stream 5 minute segments or download either a full length video or audio podcast.GET IT HERE
See Ya........

Saturday, September 1, 2007

New Poster for Qui!

We are very excited to show our latest poster for David Yow's (of Jezus Lizard / Scratch Acid) new band QUI!!! We are huge fans of Yow and we took it upon ourselves to make this poster for him. No, we did not get permission or paid to do this poster. We did it on our own free will. I am much more excited to be doing posters "guerrilla style" rather than waiting around for a commission and then tweaking the art to meet everyone's fancy.

The Qui poster was illustrated by MODESTo's old friend, tattoo artist, Josh Stoneberg. Josh and I have talk about collaborating on posters for years now. This is our first of many, I am sure.

We then hand screenprinted these babies at the MODESTo Studio. We decided to print them using 4 color process in attempts to capture all of the fine detail and colors in Josh's original color pencil drawing.

If you would like a Qui poster, they are available at our Etsy store www.modesto.etsy.com

Look out for a Joanna Newsom poster, coming soon!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Perry Farrell takes over Milwaukee!!!!!

Today, Perry Farrell was in town with his new band, The Satellite Party. To tell the truth, I was not impressed by the new groups music and did not have much interest in catching their show tonight. I then got the last minute announcement that were giving a free show in the afternoon in the Beans & Barley parking lot and decided, have to go!

I thought it would be a great experience to take both of the kids to (hopefully) see Perry up close and personal. The show exceeded our expectations! The little stage was about 18' high and we were right up front for the performance.

The Satellite Party kicked out a song off of their new album (so-so), then what I think was a Porno for Pyros song and yes....2 Jane's Addiction songs!!!! It was Perry in all of his glory! I thought that I would never get to see Jane's Addiction live. This satisfied me to say the least.

After their short set, Perry was nice enough to talk with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. I was very happy that my whole family was able to go to the show and we were able to get a group photo with Perry!! Look out for Christmas cards this year!!

Cheers - Brad

Monday, August 6, 2007

Check out artist, Phil Hansen

I just read an article on artist, Phil Hansen of St. Paul MN. Definitely check it out. He has lots of time laps footage of his work in progress.

Yahoo just featured him here:

His personal site

Take Care - Brad

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hi....we are here.....

Hello all..... after fighting the urge many many times to create a blog, I figured....'tis time. I hope to have enough time to maintain it so it is not a dead spot on the wonderful world wide web. I hope to document the life and times of MODESTo!

For those not familiar with MODESTo!..let me introduce ourselves. MODESTo! is the love child of Brad and Stephanie Towell. We currently live in the wonderful, Milwaukee, WI. We make whatever our little hearts desire.... we screenprint, dye, sew and destroy clothing, gig posters, art prints, dolls, etc. Our stuff is sometimes availible for sale on etsy. www.modesto.etsy.com. We also have a neglected website, www.modestoprints.com.

As long as you are surfing, check out Stephanie's site...

www.stephanie-towell.com to see her amazing assemblage work.