American Manifesto Launch

Now we’ve done it. Todd’s pissed and is doing something about it.

Angel Bomb proudly announces the launch of American Manifesto, Todd Thyberg’s second publication made possible through a 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Nearly 250 years after the distribution of Thomas Paine’s history-altering pamphlet, Common Sense, we release American Manifesto. With a tip of the hat to printers and activists of the past, this pamphlet calls the United States citizens to action on a number of current national concerns. Our country’s health, leadership, and environment, to name a few, are on a rather sharp decline and we the people must do our part or be held accountable.

Join us on March 6 from 6-9pm 
for a launch party in conjunction with 
AIGA Minnesota’s Cocktails with Creatives

Minnesota Center for Book Arts 
Located in the Open Book Building
1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis


Come discuss, celebrate and enjoy this handcrafted, vintage letterpress printed work of art complete with modern design and illustration straight from the Angel Bomb studio.


The 12-page pamphlet, American Manifesto, was printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra Pearl White and bound in Cordenons So…Wool Red Tartan. Typefaces used were Solano, Gotham, and Kaine. This 3-color book was letterpressed on a Heidelberg 10×15 Windmill at Angel Bomb in Minneapolis, MN. 

“If America really is the best country on earth…why do so many of our people go hungry? Why do our leaders consistently work for corporate interests rather than individuals’ rights? How can our leaders, the media, and we the public still be ignorant to the factual reality of climate change? Why can someone go to prison for a minor drug offense while the people who brought our economy to its knees still receive bonuses? Why are we still taking off our shoes to fly? How can 2/3 of America’s population be overweight when people here and around the world are going hungry? How is it acceptable to make fuel from food? Why don’t we Americans question policies?”


Angel Bomb is now accepting pre-orders.

In the spirit of the pamphlet, we would like the information in American Manifesto to be easily accessible to all. Pre-order your copies for only $25 by emailing or pick ‘em up at the launch party on March 6th.

Todd Thyberg is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Posted on February 12, 2014 .