It’s our ninth (twelfth (xii!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out of some ads during the football game.
This week’s show — new and recorded live while the microphones were on — is an operatic examination of Things. We spend a slight amount of time recapping our recappings of HOWlive twenty-eleven (presumably for the final time); the finer points of local AIGA awards shows; a magical pen that records your drawings and turns them into more drawings; finally begin to delve into Adobe Creative Suite Five Period Five (a conversation will continue, dear friends, as we endeavor to uncover its dark, dark secrets); and do a little, tiny bit of dribbbling. Maybe more?
Our last show of 2010! In 2011!
We take questions from the field of Twitter (follow the site on @36point, Nate @vossome, and Donovan @eleven19), and then, we talk about them! It’s a killer end to the season, really. It at least gave me an excuse to turn Tron Girl there into InDesign Tron Girl. Which I love.
So listen up!
This nearly-two-hour podcast is the very ultimate in Superbowl TV Commercial recaps. All the best, none of the rest. Our panel of six experts (including Design Princess Ashley McFeely, Show Friends Aaron Stubbe and Joe Sparano, and Steve “Aren’t I Too Famous For This Yet?” RDQlus Gordon) cut through nine categories of awesomeness to bring you the very best of the best of the best of Superbowl Ads. Listen in to see how we picked winners (and runners up) for the following categories:
- “Best” Use of a Celebrity or Athlete
- Best Nutshot or Nutshot-Like Behavior
- Worst Use of 3 Million Dollars
- Best Movie Trailer
- Best Use of Sexy to Sell an Unsexy Product or Service
- Character You Would Most Like to Party With
- Best Series
- Best Ad, Serious
- Best Ad, Comedy
The return of Adam Nielsen brings us to discuss our opinions on a couple of listener questions. Tony from Illustrate Omaha asks “How do you educate a client about your process without it all going over their heads?” and Mig Reyes has wondered, “What’s the value in getting included in books? For newer designers, what are tips on getting in?”
We also stop for three minutes to review a student portfolio site by Geoff Thibeau.
After the recording, we had so much energy left that we decided to go see the Omaha Royals play some AAA ball, where Nate (dressed as a corn cob) raced previous guests Tom Nemitz (in a beer suit) and Robert Maguire (wearing a very manly steak outfit) right in the middle of the second inning in front of a crowd of thousands. And cob wins!
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