Justin Ahrens (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Aaron Draplin (The DDC), Dallas Franklin (Neenah), Bill Moran (Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum), Brian Singer (Someguy), and Christine Taylor (Hallmark and POPMinded) discuss the first day of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis.
In addition to the three podcast recaps from the AIGA National Conference I will be putting up this week, I also wrote a few blog posts documenting the trip for Neenah Paper again this year if you want to also see recaps in written and photo form:
- Craft Matters at the AIGA National Design Conference
- A UNIQUE Market and a Studio on Fire at the AIGA Design Conference
- Lotería and a Minneapolis mural signify the closing of another great AIGA Design Conference
What a great event, and thanks again for listening! Enjoy.
Justin Ahrens (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Mike Joosse (Designation Labs), Sabine Lenz (PaperSpecs), Mike Miller, and Christine Taylor (Hallmark and POPMinded) discuss the first day of 2017’s HOW Design Live in Chicago.
I still can’t believe this was recorded six days ago. For those who’ve been to HOW, you know that once returning to your regular schedule a few days later that there is a weird feeling of that first day. In some ways, it feels like it happened just hours ago – while at the same time feeling like a month away.
I wrote a few blog posts documenting the trip for Neenah Paper again this year if you want to also see recaps in written and photo form:
- Aubergine Paper Pants and the Chicago Mass Choir at HOW Design Live
- The Dieline Awards and an Aaron Draplin Pop-Up Shop at HOW Design Live
- LogoLounge’s Connection to the Sith is Revealed at HOW Design Live
And of course, I did some podcasting while in Chicago. In the following days I have three more daily recaps to post, followed by seven interview podcasts that will go out over the next few months. I think I ended up with a great lineup of guests over the week, including two AIGA Medalists (one on a recap, one as a full show).
Thanks again for listening! Enjoy.
Once we left the Willoughby Design Group, we were off to check out some comic shops, an impromptu tour of HAMMERPRESS (we need to schedule another Kansas City podcast tour just to talk to these amazing designers), then went to visit Christine Taylor and get a short tour of the Hallmark offices. By far, this place had more resources for creatives in one area than I have ever seen. When you hire this many creatives, it is nice to see they do a lot of good things to keep them that way. Original items like this are just hanging in the hallway.
And in between the tour and dinner at the amazing Oklahoma Joe’s (now I get why KC is known for BBQ), we spoke with Christine about the Tron arcade game and a lot of the pop culture entities she has to work on for her day job. Things like The Simpsons, Star Wars, Twilight, The Office and 30 Rock. And we bring you another student tip from Mig Reyes.
We leave a few things undecided, and need your help to determine:
- What is the 3rd best Star Wars movie?
- What is the best 30 minutes from any of the Star Wars movies?
- And do I need to watch any bit of that Twilight movie?
Let us know in the comments below.