Alaina Mulawka

26, artist

What are you wearing? Nine West shoes, J.Crew skirt, Mossimo shirt, necklace and purse from Rewind, jacket is Laundry.

Describe your personal style: What day is it? I suppose eclectic yet classic. 

What's the appeal of poster art? It's art that reaches more of the masses.

Why do the Twin Cities have such a vibrant design scene? Constantly emerging talent due to all the people, schools and companies that dare take up residency here. 

Salvatorie Bradley

19, student

What are you wearing? Hat by Freshjive, Freshjive T-shirt, jeans by Levi's, Express jacket, shoes by Vans.

Describe your personal style: A style ninja that will slice your neck quick! Classic but profound, I appreciate timeless garments.

What's the appeal of poster art? I just enjoy the aesthetic of screen-printed media. Half-toned images, fluorescent colors.

Why do the Twin Cities have such a vibrant design scene? Competitiveness.

John Nussbaum

Art director

What are you wearing? Vintage hat, Dickies jacket, Resist Imposters T-shirt, Levi's cords, Adidas shoes.

Describe your personal style: Form follows function.

What's the appeal of poster art? I guess in the purest sense, it's culture on paper.

Why do the Twin Cities have such a vibrant design scene? First is the weather. Secondly, the Scandinavian culture that connects Minneapolis to Scandinavian furniture design, architecture and typography.

Chrystina Gastelum

26, corporate enabler for carbon emission reductions

What are you wearing? Jacket and belt from my sister Amy, shirt from Something Old Something New in Chicago, American Apparel dancewear, Caterina Lucchi shoes.

Describe your personal style: It looks better on me than it does in a landfill.

What's the appeal of poster art? I like the mix of art with function.

Why do the Twin Cities have such a vibrant design scene? A progressive culture. Plus, the rent is cheaper than in Manhattan.