We talk about roasting coffee beans in your backyard, taking your own pictures, keeping creative, finding your strengths, and more. Enjoy.
Above are interior spreads from Jim’s latest book (which we also briefly talk about), Lessons in Typography.
Looking through the archives of Seymour Chwast’s work does not take long to see years of anti-war work. But even with his studio work (The Pushpin Group, Inc., originally founded in 1954 as Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel) and reputation in the design field, sometimes you still get a project so personal that you need to start a Kickstarter campaign to get it off the ground.
So, to document around 5,000 wars over the past 5,000+ years, Seymour Chwast has a Kickstarter campaign to promote the book Seymour Chwast at War with War.
And Steven Heller (who is no stranger to writing books on design), also joins us to speak about war, Kickstarter, being at war with war, and a little bit of branding and how it’s changed over the years.
What better way to kick off Season 9 of The Reflex Blue Show than with James Victore? We recorded this just over a week ago when James was sitting in a pile of boxes preparing to move from his studio of a dozen years in Brooklyn (above is the ‘adios’ drawing he put on Instagram). As I type this, he’s in a truck to Texas for the next adventure.
We also speak briefly about HOW Live in Atlanta this May, and his upcoming talk, “The Things that Made You Weird as a Kid Make You Great Today.” Enjoy.
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp was solid from start to finish (hopefully we do it even partial justice during these podcasts) – and a lot of it was just how diverse the speaker selection was. Our final (of 5 interviews we recorded while there) is with a CSS animation expert they brought in – Val Head.
Well, we speak CSS animation, front-end coding, and why these should possibly be something you either know, or have a working knowledge of as a designer.
We will be back soon with the launch of season 9 of the Reflex Blue Show. Thanks for listening!
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp not only brought in the five 5 ‘main stage’ speakers (and a couple dozen Twin City speakers for breakout sessions), but also flew in the brutally honest design consultant that is Emily Cohen from New York (has she really not been on the show since 2011?). We talk about getting the right work, her Evolve conference, and why we need to find a specialty.