This week we bring back Brandon Herbel and Steve Gordon to, wait, let me go back for a minute first. When chatting at River City Social Club, next door to my office, with Steve and Brandon a while back, I found out they were super early adopters of the Adobe Creative Cloud. They liked the pricing at the time, and it let them get the newest from Adobe. Well, turns out that this is not only the way of the future, it’s the way of the present, as it’s about to be the only way to get access to the Adobe creative suite. So, who better to see what this is about then two designers who have been using it.
Then we speak about the new AIGA membership plans. I just got my new card, says I’ve been a member since 2002?
And we end the show with a good venting of things we visually have had enough of. Enjoy.
Last week, the Omaha design community witnessed a double-header of an event, featuring Aaron Draplin. Starting with a luncheon hosted by the great people at the American Advertising Federation – Omaha, and an evening talk hosted by AIGA Nebraska.
In between this busy day was the recording of a podcast with AIGA Nebraska board members Craig Hughes and Nicholas Burroughs (who also now works with me at Eleven19), Nick Evans of To The Moon Studios, and Aaron Draplin. By the time we’re done, even Steve Gordon swings through for a segment.
If you want a quick recap, we speak about Don Rickles, Draplin’s thoughts on the state of signage in America, Field Notes, Merch, The DDC, and more.
Is it really getting to that time of the year? The graduating of the design students? According to the portfolio reviews going on around here, I guess it is. So this week, I bring in Steve Gordon and Brandon Herbel to give advice to the students out there.
I was instantly drawn into Eric Madsen‘s Design Camp presentation by his deep sense of story and self-awareness. At first it was hard to see how his talk had anything to do with design – as it started simply with memories and photographs from his childhood years in Texas. But as his story progressed, I was suddenly reminded of something: we’re not just designers – we’re also people. In Eric’s talk I was struck with the reality that our lives are an intricate design in and of themselves – with lots of hidden nuance and meaning.
This podcast is less an interview with a professional about the field of Graphic Design – and more a conversation with a man who just so happens to be an accomplished designer and illustrator. It turns out that Eric is also an accomplished musician (he actually knew John Denver!) – so be warned that there is a lot of talk about guitars and musical influences in our talk…
With Season 6 of The Reflex Blue Show launching earlier this week with Paula Scher, we decided it was a great time to go back and remember what we did over Season 5. I forgot how much fun we had recording some of these, starting with drinking old sodas from the fridge with Ben and Steve – right off the block from the first episode. The Day Two recap from the HOW Conference was probably the closest we’ve come to our original vision for the podcast, and we even had a drop by from a Core77 road trip swing by the office to visit. Over all though, below are the shows Ben and I picked as our personal favorites. These, and the 36 Point favorites from other past seasons, will be archived under the “podcast” link at the top of each page. Enjoy, and I hope you enjoy what we have planned for Season 6! Thanks for listening.
Donovan’s Pick: Episode 13 (#95)
|Going through the list of the shows we did last year brought back some great memories, but anytime we spend almost the entire show talking about toys and The Simpsons – it’s hard to beat that.|
|Guest:||riCardo Crespo of 20th Century Fox|
|Main Topics:||Mattel; 20th Century Fox; The Simpsons|
|Release Date:||July 30, 2012|
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Ben’s Pick: Episode 16 (#98)
|I’m not sure if everyone that works at Disney has an intensely childlike imagination and an innate storytelling ability – but this guy sure does. Our conversation with Disney creative director Chris Chapman is just as memorable as it is inspiring.|
|Guest:||Christopher Chapman of Disney|
|Main Topics:||Disney; Theme Parks; Telling Stories; Designing for Family Entertainment|
|Release Date:||August 21, 2012|
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