WE CAN—DO IT TOGETHER

OREGON, WI, May 22, 2020 — After campuses made a nationwide decision in March to close, Maddie LeBrun, Oregon native working through her last semester of undergrad at St. Norbert College, returned home.

In light of the pandemic, Maddie resolutely believes that art can serve as an instrument for healing, encouragement, and public understanding. Because of the sudden inaccessibility of printing presses, her printmaking class switched gears from letterpress to public text-based installations, prompting the creation of her hand-painted WE CAN series, initially installed at Firefly Coffeehouse.

Artist Maddie Bebrun stands outside the Firefly Coffeehouse where her original "WE CAN" posters are on display
Artist Maddie Bebrun stands outside the Firefly Coffeehouse where her original posters are on display. Photo credit: Firefly Coffeehouse

“Art is especially important right now because it can be a contribution when we have nothing else to give” stated Maddie LeBrun. “We place so much of our identity and value on ephemeral titles—the jobs we have, the places we go, the people we talk to—that most of us feel lost when we can’t maintain those routines. These days we wake up in the morning and we can’t always do whatever we want, but we can still choose to make something good, and we can still choose to make something for others.”

“I’d like to thank Jeanne and Uriah Carpenter at Firefly for housing my original work,” continues Maddie, “Thysse for reaching out to print posters for the community, and my family for graciously working around my studio endeavors, even (and especially) when they take up the entire kitchen table.”

"WE CAN" poster series

Today, this message of hope and unity can be seen in the windows of residents and businesses throughout Oregon’s Village.

“We at Firefly Coffeehouse are absolutely committed to supporting both the arts and education, and view our very public role downtown as a place to build community” said Jeanne Carpenter, Owner, Firefly Coffee House and Village President. “We are delighted to showcase Maddie’s original work and thank her for brightening Oregon’s spirits while the world is paused.”

Poster prints are provided free to the public by Thysse and available at all three Oregon Kwik Trip locations as well as Bill’s Food Center.

About the artist

Maddie LeBrun is a designer and illustrator from Oregon, Wisconsin. She loves lettering, late nights spent in-studio, and the color yellow. Her public work is continually featured across campus as she works part-time as a poster designer for the St. Norbert College Art Department. Maddie’s most recent personal work uses a traditional alphabet to share her steadfast love for the earth and the belief that living a more sustainable life is within reach for everyone. You can learn more about Maddie and see more of her work on Instagram @mlebrunstudio

About Thysse

Thysse is a third-generation, innovative company in Oregon, WI, specializing in visual communication. We are a design, printing and manufacturing company and we have the imagination and tools to customize projects, whatever they may be. We think about how your story is being told through your direct mail, your catalog, your fleet vehicles, your apparel, the sign outside your door, and the design of the lobby inside your door. We are where you go with your brand. For more information about Thysse, please visit www.thysse.com.

Thysse Acquires Sign Edge, Expanding Their Specialty Graphics Capabilities

OREGON, WI, March 3, 2020 — Thysse announced today that it has acquired Sign Edge, a Middleton-based specialty graphics firm.

 “For the past 25 years, I’ve used my experience and expertise to creatively help clients with their brand, always working to offer them more” said Jim Hagen, Sign Edge. “Joining the Varsity Squad at Thysse, I can now offer my clients a far greater spectrum of brand development solutions. Teaming with the like-minded professionals at Thysse is truly incredible.”

Combined, the companies share the same vision, to develop innovative ways to creatively and effectively develop, deploy and promote your brand. New and increased resources and capabilities include the production and installation of vehicle and ATM wraps, decorative and protective film for glass, wall murals, dimensional logos and lettering, floor graphics and more.

Owner, Jim Hagen, will be joining full time as Director of Specialty Graphics.

“Adding Jim and Sign Edge to the Thysse team is a vision turned reality for us,” said Dean Bott, General Manager, Thysse. “Besides Jim being extremely talented, he is a great guy and a perfect fit for our culture. The additional capabilities will allow us to better serve our existing clients and serve markets we have been eager to reach.”

About Sign Edge

A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.  

About Thysse

Thysse is a third-generation, innovative company in Oregon, WI, specializing in visual communication. We are a design, printing and manufacturing company and we have the imagination and tools to customize projects, whatever they may be. We think about how your story is being told through your direct mail, your catalog, your fleet vehicles, your apparel, the sign outside your door, and the design of the lobby inside your door. We are where you go with your brand. For more information about Thysse, please visit www.thysse.com.

For more information, contact Brooke Barney at 608.249.6951.

Thysse Breaks Ground on $10 Million Facility in Oregon, Wisconsin

Officials break ground on corporate headquarters for Thysse on June 4, 2019, in Oregon, WI. Pictured L-R: Bret Newcomb – Newcomb Construction, Ryan Frank – OPN Architects, Jason Thysse, Steve Peotter – Oregon Community Bank, Elyse Smithback – Oregon Community Bank, Nick Drewson – Wisconsin Business Development, Geoff Sabin – Thysse, and Loren Zemlicka – Thysse.

OREGON, WI, June 6, 2019— Thysse held a ceremonial groundbreaking in Oregon, WI, earlier this week on the site where the company will open their new headquarters next year. 150 guests and employees attended the event.

Jason Thysse, President, kicked off the ceremony. “A lot has happened in the last seven years and I couldn’t have done it without my family’s support, and my Thysse family which has grown from 13 employees when we moved here to over 90. It’s absolutely incredible. I thank you all. You should all pat yourselves on the back because you’re really the biggest reason we are here today.”

“What an exciting time for Oregon,” noted Village President, Jeanne Carpenter. “Since my appointment to President this April, this is my fourth grand opening or ribbon cutting.”
Rendering of Thysse’s new headquarters, a 95,500 square-foot building being developed by Newcomb Construction, OPN Architects and Thysse Design.

The new, two-story, 95,500 square foot project will be the third expansion for the company in the last seven years. Highlights of the building include a two-story lobby with prominent out-of-doors views, large employee breakroom with fireplace lounge, and a second-floor gallery space to display current work. The move will bring all employees back under one roof from their current two locations, with additional room to grow.

Partners in the project include: The Village of Oregon, Oregon Community Bank, Wisconsin Business Development, OPN Architects, Newcomb Construction, and Thysse’s very own Experiential Design Team.

Steve Peotter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Community Bank, shared, “We are thrilled to be Thysse’s partner again for phase three of the Thysse journey in Oregon. It is a great day to see Thysse continue to grow and expand. To think about the people that are part of your family, the jobs that you have created; the differences you’ve made not just in Oregon and the community but in the lives of all of your colleagues. It’s a proud day for us. The Thysse relationship is an exceptional relationship for Oregon Community Bank. We enjoy all of our clients and Thysse will always have a special place in our heart.”

The building is projected to be completed by July 2020.

For more information, contact Brooke Barney at 608.249.6951.

Thysse Groundbreaking Scheduled

Rendering of Thysse’s new headquarters, a 95,500 square-foot building being developed by Newcomb Construction, OPN Architects and Thysse Design.

OREGON, WI, May 7, 2019— Thysse, a third-generation design, printing and manufacturing company, will break ground on its new location at 1:00 pm, June 4, 2019. The groundbreaking ceremony will feature staff and family members, government and local business leaders, the general contractor, and architect team.

“Thysse was originally recruited to move to the Village of Oregon’s Business Park in 2012,” Jason Thysse shared. “We moved here with 13 employees and we plan to move into the new building with over 100 employees. Our company has grown exponentially in the seven years we have been here. We wanted to exhaust all efforts to stay in Oregon and the Village Staff, Board and Chamber of Commerce helped make that happen.”

The new, two-story, 95,500 square foot project will be the third expansion for the company within the last seven years. The move will bring all employees back under one roof from their current two locations, with room to grow. Newcomb Construction will be creating the building using their tilt-up concrete process. 100 insulated wall panels will be fabricated onsite using Lycon concrete from just two blocks away.

Highlights of the new building include:

  • Two-story lobby with prominent out-of-doors views
  • Large employee breakroom with fireplace lounge and sliding glass partition to walk-out patio
  • Second floor gathering room with balcony and open bridge to gallery space
  • Lots of natural light, LED lighting and in floor radiant heating to provide comfortable office environment

The building is projected to be completed by July 2020.

For more information, contact Brooke Barney at 608.249.6951.