Bullhead Days

I’ve had some pretty fun projects lately.

I spent my my teenage years in the small town of Waterville, MN, the Bullhead Capital of the World. Every summer they celebrate with Bullhead Days, a town festival complete with a parade, carnival rides, a fried bullheads stand on the corner, and a Miss Bullhead competition (well, they call it “Miss Waterville” but I say why break with the theme?) This year is Waterville’s 150th anniversary. I was given the honor of designing a button and t-shirts to be sold as a fundraiser. It’s a pro bono project so I couldn’t spend a ton of time on it, but this is what I came up with. (I didn’t realize this was the 150th anniversary until after I had completed the design, but they told me not to worry about it since the celebration will be rather low-key).

And in case you are wondering, the bullhead’s name is Barney. Barney got his start as a go-cart dressed up to look like a bullhead. The owner drives Barney in the parade each year, complete with mechanical swishing tail.

Who says small town life is boring?


4 thoughts on “Bullhead Days

  1. We have the extra papers your wife requested. Good article and your picture is good. Love “Barney”. Nice to see the colors. Love. CCC

  2. I love the design and we try to go to Bullhead Days in Waterville every year. One question…are the dates correct on the t-shirt? We were thinking it was June 8 thru 11th. Since we would rather go on the 7th, we are hoping your dates are correct. Nice job on the design.

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