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Progress Not Congress

Congress reminds us almost weekly of how incompetent and inept they are. This week, the Republican controlled House of Representatives has forced a government shutdown as a last resort to defund and delay Obamacare/Affordable Care Act and women’s preventive healthcare. This government shutdown deeply affects millions of Americans both directly and indirectly but the Republican […]

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2012… The year the World didn’t End

The PROGRESS Label calendar year was forced to take a backseat to the busy happenings at Offbeat Press, however we still had a very good year. Our intern, Bridgette stuck with us for 2012 and represented PROGRESS at a variety of events across Wisconsin and the Midwest. Our 2012 event schedule included educational, promo events […]


New Website with the same Great Taste

Welcome to our new website!  Times are moving fast these days, and we won’t be left behind.  We WILL continue to produce American made goods that contribute to supporting local communities and real PEOPLE, not corporations.  Enter here for delicious PROGRESSIVE designs that will bend your mind into unsuspecting places.  These original art pieces can […]


The True Cost of Coal

Sitting shoulder to shoulder, 14 hips locked into place, not an inch was left in the all-wheel-drive vehicle chosen to make the climb up Kayford Mountain.  I no longer had to sketch an image of the destruction caused by mountaintop removal in my head.  Typically,  I prefer my images painted, but not in this scenario. […]

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The Greenbrier Ghost

In the spirit of Halloween and West Virginia, (where the Roadshow will sojourn for the next 2 weeks) I’d like to share some ghost-lore from the area.  This tale is the only one of it’s kind.  The legend of the Greenbrier Ghost recounts the event where the testimony from the supernatural being was used in […]


G M Oh NO!

“You asked for it and we are bringing it to you live, folks.!  Spider Goats outnumber Spinach Pigs in the latest episode of GMO Warz! Stay tuned to see who will battle the notorious Tomato Fish.  Now a few words from our sponsors, take it away Monsanto.” What sounds like arbitrary animal/plant/insect combinations to create […]


Solar Sewing. Really?Really.

Everyone! This is Paul. Our resident renewable energy seamster artist.  We met up with him at the Philly Folk Festival, when he impressed us with his 1920’s ukulele/banjo skills. What was even more impressive was that he runs his portable sewing machine off of solar power and bike power. Paul is a sewing artist who […]

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Right to Know

While working on a design for the Sustainable Living Roadshow and the Right2Know March, a friend’s post regarding the failure of Columbia University’s sexual assault policy melded this design into a new being. Stay tuned to Feminism is for Lovers for the organic uprising that will follow.