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Red Bull Soapbox Race Commemorative Print

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This year, the eyes of the Red Bull world turned toward our own backyard here in Cincinnati for the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The race travels the globe, making a new stop in a new city each year. For this year’s field of 50 competitors, Red Bull asked Powerhouse to do what we’ve done from the start: create a limited-edition print conveying the energy of a race long after the racers have left the starting ramp.

We took our years of experience working similar projects for Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and channeled it into a unique one-off design to pay tribute to Red Bull, the Cincinnati region, and Soapbox racer culture. This poster has a very limited run, so make sure to snag a print from our shop here.


Small Type Bands—Our Deep Cut Picks for Bonnaroo 2015

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The booth is open, the drinks are chilling in the cooler and we’re reporting to you from “The Farm.” At a giant festival like Bonnaroo, overlapping set times can make for some tough decisions when it comes figuring out whether the Hozier, Bleachers or The War on Drugs set will offer the best vibes. But never fear fellow Roovians, we are here to help! Every year we scour the lineup lists to create our own personalized festival schedules. Everyone knows the headliners but a few of Powerhouse’s finest put our heads together to compile a list of our deep cut picks. Check out our list of the small type bands that anyone spending this week at ‘Roo shouldn’t miss after the jump. Read More


PHF University: Lessons in Screen Printing

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When Mark Thomas, Associate Dean at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, approached us about leading a student workshop with his printmaking class, founders Ben Nunery and Pat Jones didn’t hesitate to get things started. Mark was a big fan of our gig posters, and thought it might give his students a new perspective on creative design. Powerhouse Factories University (PHF-U) was officially born.

Since its founding seven years ago, this 2-to-3-week program is now a part of printmaking classes at the Art Academy and other area schools. It presents students with an opportunity to broaden their skill set and take on memorable, real-world projects. Read More


Powerhouse Factories Live—COIN Records Session at our Creative Studio

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This week’s Powerhouse Live series features up-and-coming synth-pop group out of Nashville, COIN. They stopped by our shop right before the start of their tour with Passion Pit. Keep a lookout for them this summer—not only does their album arrive in a couple of weeks, but they’ll be back on the road with Betty Who and Neon Trees.

Watch a stripped-down version of their single, Run, as well as their take on Simon & Garfunkel’s Cecilia. Enjoy!