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Zipline / Harbour Baltic Porter beer collaboration

Last year, Zipline Brewing partnered with Harbour Brewing of North Cornwall, England, to create a limited edition beer. For the international collaboration, they brewed a Baltic Porter (an imperial porter historically brewed in England) right here in Lincoln, Nebraska — which they packaged in 750ml bottles. When approached by Zipline, we noticed that, from an aesthetic standpoint, the two breweries shared a very similar minimalistic industrial style. Similar to the template we set up for Zipline, Harbour Brewing’s design partner, A-Side…



Bric illustrations

We’ve been partnering with Bric since its inception on a variety of projects including naming, branding, user interface design, web design and development, and marketing. The super-smart brains that built their software also have a lot of great advice to share on their blog — advice for creative firms on topics like best practices, strategic planning, billable rates, and employee utilization. With so many topics to cover and so much to say, Bric needed a quick and easy way to…



BBTV logo

Alice Buffet Middle School, located in northwest Omaha, is part of Omaha Public School‘s magnet program. Their offerings include, but are not limited to, classes in digital media, journalism, television broadcasting, iDesign, and speech. To effectively teach these courses, Buffet is home to a distinct communications and electronic media facility, where they produce BBTV (Buffet Broadcasting Television), a daily student-created news program. My brother, Grant Torpin, and Laura Chytka are the teachers in charge of the broadcasting program at Buffet.…



Goodbye, Omaha.

In less than two months, I will be moving to Kearney, Nebraska, with my wife and child. This is without question the hardest decision I’ve had to make so far. I’ll be moving away from the city I’ve called home for the last eight years, my two brothers and their families, great friends, our beautiful home, and, of course, all that this amazing city has to offer. I will not, however, be leaving my job at Oxide. I love Omaha.…



Nebraska Loves Public Schools advocacy campaign

The team at Nebraska Loves Public Schools has been creating documentaries on great stories from our public schools for years. We originally partnered with them in 2013 to design and develop a website to feature their films. Recently, we were asked to help them launch an advocacy campaign. The campaign focuses on the good things happening every day in Nebraska public schools. The website iloveps.org gives citizens the ability to sign up for newsletter to stay informed. With the core…



Boston Rams identity

Oxide is proud to unveil our rebrand for the Boston Rams. The Rams compete in in various divisions at the youth level and are an affiliate of Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. Formerly known as Real Boston Rams Soccer Club, the team decided to simplify their name by dropping “Real” and “SC” from their official title. Removing Real, which is Spanish for royal, made the crown in the original logo no longer appropriate. The new logo is a euro-inspired…



Oxide wins Judge’s Choice at AIGA’s 2015 Show.

We are pleased to share that Oxide received Judge’s Choice, three golds, and three bronze awards this past Saturday at AIGA Nebraska‘s 2015 Show. Nebraska’s biggest annual design competition, Show. recognizes great design from around the state. It’s always inspiring to attend the event and see displays of the high level of work created throughout Nebraska. Plus, entering the competition is one of the ways we like to support our local AIGA chapter. We were privileged to have several pieces…



Happy Halloween 2015!

2015 marks the fourth year of serious Halloween costume participation at Oxide! One of our favorite holidays, Halloween gives us the opportunity to be creative without looking crazy. If we could dress how we feel, we just might dress like our favorite movie characters or wear a lion costume every day. From left to right: Josh as Brand (The Goonies), Adam as 1990s Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Drew as the Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz), Mandy as Doc Brown…



Oxide at Outward Bound Omaha

Last Friday, Oxide had the pleasure of engaging in a full day of team-building activities at Outward Bound Omaha. Throughout the year, we’ve discussed various activities we could participate in as a group. Over the years, we’ve raced go-carts, attended music festivals and conferences, participated in office-wide Halloween costumes, and gotten together for countless meals and drinks. We were looking for something different. Something that would help us grow as a team beyond friendship. Mandy got us started with a…



Blackstone District murals

If you live in Omaha, you’re probably aware of the the resurgence going on in the Blackstone District. Back in 2013, Oxide helped create a name and identity for the the neighborhood. After the district’s conversion of Farnam Street from one-way traffic to two-way, the ongoing mission has become to re-create and nurture a district that is lively, pedestrian-friendly, and provides a unique cultural experience for businesses, residents, and all members of the community. We were thrilled to help continue…