Michael Osborne and Dennis Whalen of Michael Osborne Design

Michael Osborne spoke at the first HOW Conference I attended two years ago in Austin. He talk about running a non-profit design studio called Joey’s Corner was one of the highlights of the conference – for me at least. Since that talk, I actually upped the amount of pro-bono work I had been doing, rather than scaling back as finances would think I should. So when I saw that he would be speaking at the Dieline section of HOWlive this year, he was at the top of the list for people we really wanted to have on the show.

We welcome not only Michael Osborne, but also Dennis Whalen of Michael Osborne Design where we speak briefly about the work of the studio. And somewhere along the way we also talk of Michael’s Packaging 4 class at the Academy of Art University. Amazing student work.

But first, we speak of stamps. One of the things I love most about recording these shows is the uncertainty of where the conversations will lead – and this one starts off by spending half the show speaking about United States Postage stamps. The art above shows the two stamps we speak the highest of. The 2002 Love stamp designed by Michael Osborne, and the 3 cent baseball stamp from 1939. Enjoy.

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