Kramarczuk's Sausage Company is a landmark of old-world tasty goodness in Northeast Minneapolis. They've been around since 1954, and are family-owned/operated. They're great people making great stuff. In 2010 they created a Kielbasa Festival in old-world style and sell sausages, perogies, and other foods from their deli, and, of course, craft beer. Each year the festival has a Kielbasa contest. There have been winners such as the Tater Tot Hotdish Kielbasa, and the Wild Rice Kielbasa... both of which were very yummy in the tum-tum. Surly Brewing Company even partnered with Kramarczuk's to make a Damf Bier Steam Ale, amazing!
I was asked to create the illustration for the festival starting in 2010, and have since reprinted various color variants for successive years, and redesigned the look of the event in 2013. Above are images from print from past through present as well as some process pics.
Kramarczuk's also mixes their own Mustard and Curry Ketchup and they reached out to yours truly to create labels for these products. Thankfully, they left the samples on my kitchen counter!