Duluth Crate Co. Holiday Pop Up Shop November 22 2015

Duluth Crate Co. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, November 28 ----- 8am-1pm

Unique gifts for all on your list this year. Framed and unframed prints, notecards and SUDS Beer Soap!

371 Canal Park Drive, Suite 212
Duluth, MN 55802

Featured New Print - Dodge City, Kansas January 01 2015

Dodge City is a city in, and the county seat of, Ford County, Kansas, United States. Named after nearby Fort Dodge, the city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West.

Located in and around the city are a number of historical sites, museums, and landmarks dedicated to Dodge City’s Old West heritage. The Boot Hill Museum, located downtown, contains thousands of artifacts and a variety of exhibits portraying the culture of the city’s early years. The museum’s larger exhibits include: Front Street, a partial reconstruction of downtown Dodge City as it existed in 1876; the Long Branch Saloon and the Long Branch Variety Show; the Saratoga Saloon; the Hardesty House, a period-typical home built in 1879; the city’s original Boot Hill Cemetery; and the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Featured New Print - Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts December 30 2014

Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history.

Today Plymouth Rock is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of Pilgrim Memorial State Park.

Featured New Print - Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi December 18 2014

Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from May 18 to July 4, 1863. The park, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Delta, Louisiana, also commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign, which preceded the battle. Reconstructed forts and trenches evoke memories of the 47-day siege that ended in the surrender of the city. 

The park includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of historic trenches and earthworks, a 16-mile tour road, a 12.5-mile walking trail, two antebellum homes, 144 emplaced cannons, restored gunboat USS Cairo and the Grant's Canal site, where the Union army attempted to build a canal to let their ships bypass Confederate artillery fire. 


Featured New Print - Arches National Park, Utah December 15 2014

Arches National Park is a US National Park in eastern Utah. The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. Forty-three arches are known to have collapsed since 1977.

Administered by the National Park Service, the area was originally named a National Monument on April 12, 1929. It was re-designated as a National Park on November 12, 1971.


Custom Blanket Box December 10 2014

My work was recently in the Duluth News Tribune and like most PR, I got many inquiries of different kinds. In fact I got a nice message from a local resident who noticed the custom crate in the paper's article picture for the story.

The woman asked if I built custom crates. I replied that I normally don't. Ive thought about it in the past but have never really took the time to develop one. The one in the picture was created for Kickstarter backers at a certain level that would include great merchandise for their support.

In the end, I obliged the idea of creating a blanket box for her to keep in her living area and keep blankets inside of it for those cold winter nights. We settled on a "one of a kind" design and price.


Today is the unveiling. Tah dah!

Featured New Print - Liberty Bell | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 09 2014

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned from the London firm of Lester and Pack (today the Whitechapel Bell Foundry) in 1752, and was cast with the lettering (part of Leviticus 25:10) "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." It originally cracked when first rung after arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell.


Featured New Print - Fort McHenry, Maryland December 07 2014

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. It was during the bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem that would eventually be set to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven" and become the national anthem of the United States.

Featured New Print - Lake Okoboji, Iowa November 30 2014

West Lake Okoboji is a natural body of water, approximately 3,847 acres in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the Iowa Great Lakes. The depth of the lake makes it a popular regional destination for motor boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming.

Featured New Print - Cape May Lighthouse, New Jersey November 29 2014

The Cape May Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in New Jersey at the tip of Cape May in Cape May Point State Park. It was built in 1859 under the supervision of U.S. Army engineer William F. Raynolds, was automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day. There are 199 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. The view from the top extends to Cape May City and Wildwood to the north, Cape May Point to the south, and, on a clear day, Cape Henlopen, Delaware, to the west.


Featured New Print - Columbia River, Oregon November 28 2014

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. By volume, the Columbia is the fourth-largest river in the United States; it has the greatest flow of any North American river draining into the Pacific.

Featured New Print - Acadia National Park November 26 2014

Acadia National Park is a National Park located in the U.S. state of Maine. It reserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast. Originally created as Lafayette National Park in 1919, the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River,[4] it was renamed Acadia in 1929.

Featured New Print - Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee November 24 2014

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. On its route from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds.

Featured New Print - Space Needle, Seattle WA November 23 2014

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington and a symbol of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors. Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle by elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour. The trip takes 41 seconds, and some tourists wait in hour-long lines. In 1999, the city's Landmarks Preservation Board designated it a historic landmark.


Featured New Print - Mt. McKinley Denali National Park - Alaska November 22 2014

Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,237 feet above sea level. It is the third most prominent peak after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in Alaska, McKinley is the centerpiece of Denali National Park.


Featured New Print - Monticello in Virginia November 21 2014

Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region,  Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. Jefferson, who, after inheriting quite a large amount of land from his father, started building Monticello when he was 26 years old. Designated a National Historic Landmark, Monticello operates as a museum and educational institution. 


Featured New Print - Sun Valley, Idaho November 20 2014

Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain adjacent to Ketchum, and Dollar Mountain, adjacent to Sun Valley, for novice and lower intermediate skiers. Bald Mountain, or "Baldy," has a summit of 9,150 feet (2,789 m) and a vertical drop of 3,400 feet (1,036 m). With its abundance of constant-pitch terrain, at varying degrees of difficulty, coupled with its substantial vertical drop and absence of wind, Baldy has often been referred to as one of the better ski mountains in the world.


Featured New Print - Mackinac Island, Michigan November 19 2014

Mackinac Island is an island and resort area, in the great state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration and as a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is known for its numerous cultural events; its wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian Grand Hotel; its fudge; and its ban on almost all motor vehicles.


Featured New Print - The Alamo November 18 2014

The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. The cruelty during the assault on the Alamo Mission near present day San Antonio inspired many Texans to join the Texan Army. Many people "remember" the Alamo today and visit to learn about this historical place.

Featured New Print - Custer State Park, South Dakota November 17 2014

Custer State Park is an up-close and personal experience with the Bison of South Dakota. Among rolling hills and valleys, herds of Bison make their way as if they aren't being visited by the many people who stop by every year.

The first 20+ new prints for the upcoming American Collection. November 16 2014

The Duluth Crate Co. has been busy developing a whole new and expanded line of prints that will now start representing other great places around our great country. Although you can still get prints from our Duluth Collection, you will now start seeing more and more places from all over. Make sure to sign up for our email newsletter, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and watch our blog for updates as they roll out. In the meantime, take a peek at what we will be making available soon!



A new website November 13 2014

You may have obviously noticed some new things about We have moved to a different platform and website to make your experience with our illustrations and other products the best it can be. 

Many reasons came into view that swayed the decision to go to a different platform. Although the last site was great, the maintenance was actually quite a chore. It also only gave PayPal as a choice for using credit cards and there wasnt a chance to signup for future emails and coupons. We now have that ability as well. 

I wont go into much more detail about the new site, but we are excited and hope you will be too. With a new site in place, many other things will follow suit including many new labels and a Kickstarter campaign to help us print them. Stay tuned as it is coming soon!