Artist creates whimsical walleye postcard celebrating newspapers at the Minnesota State Fair

The image is courtesy of Shark Shredder, an artist who moved to Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, this summer. Asked to create a design with the only criteria that it has something to do with a newspaper and the community she lives in, Shredder researched her new hometown. She came up with her design that features the local newspaper and the official state fish.

Jon Drew, specialist with the Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the State Fair, and Shark Shredder, an artist who recently moved to Pequot Lakes, stand in the museum with the postcard Shredder designed and Drew printed on an old press. Contributed Photo / Shark Shredder

“It has a gnarly look, so it’s fun. An old-timer walleye drinking coffee … I thought it would be kind of a fun thing,” said Shredder, a Wisconsin native who loves to fish. She included her artist logo on the coffee cup.

Jon Drew, specialist with the Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the State Fair, met Shredder when she was doing an internship in Minneapolis. She graduated from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine

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