We got word that David Barringer was coming through Omaha to judge the AIGA Nebraska Show, and jumped at the chance to talk with him. Well, I ended up being in LA at the time, so I had Steve Gordon step in for me on this one (which was a good decision, because the recording is a hoot).

Besides discussing his Bug Kit and new book, There’s Nothing Funny About Design (with a cover by Felix Sockwell), the discussion ranges from Emigre, Chuck, the difference between stealing and an homage, service vs. commodity, Shogun Warriors and other random topics.

Buried in the conversation is also great advice on getting freelance writing, design business models, clients and a mention of David Barringer’s article on top hats. Nate even does me the service of giving himself a wicked burn in my absence. Epic friend move.

As always, leave your comments below, and we’ll be back in two weeks.

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