Boston was great. I even spent a bit of time blogging for Neenah Paper while there:
- HOW Design Live 2018 is Magic
- Time May Change HOW
- Lobster Rolls, HOWie, and Johnny Cupcakes Spinning Vinyl at HOW Design Live
In addition to the 3 recaps, over the next few months I’ll also be releasing six podcasts recorded while at HOW.
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.
Justin Ahrens of Rule29, one of my favorite guests, joins the Reflex Blue Show to discuss his Design Of podcast, Wheels 4 Water, Designing for Good, AIGA (Justin just joined the National Board), and the coming up way too soon and yet not soon enough HOW Design Live 2017 in Chicago (where he will once again be a speaker).
One of my favorite things about recording this show has been the ability to get to talk with some really great guests, and a lot of them. Somehow or another, Justin has been the only person, other than myself, to make at least one appearance on every season we’ve had, so I thank him for his availability, willingness, and ability to be able to talk about such a wide variety of design topics over the years.
And when it comes to things that seemed to have come along way too soon, I guess this is the beginning of our tenth(!) season of The Reflex Blue Show. Along with the two-plus seasons of The Be A Cast we did before this, November marked eleven years of podcasting – hard to fathom that when Nate Voss, Tom Nemitz, and I first launched that episode back in 2005 – but the calendar keeps moving.
And, a huge thanks to Cody Fenske for designing the podcast all new artwork for Season 10 (and as in the past, it may last a season or two more). He also designed some stickers (you know we love stickers around here) for the occasion, so if you see me throughout the year, be sure to ask for one.
HOW Design Live in Atlanta may have been a week ago, but it’s finally starting to settle in how much actually happened. It always amazes me that it really takes a few days after getting back from an event like this to process and realize what all happened. It probably helps that I record a decent amount while at the event, as it also gives me another chance to re-listen to what all was going on.
The night before the event started, I got together with a small group for barbecue, and did a pre-conference recording. Thanks to Justin Ahrens, Blair Brady, Von Glitschka, Stefan Mumaw, Matt Porter, Jamie Saunders, and Jamie Sims for chatting on this episode.