Ben Lueders and Erin Pille of Fruitful Design stopped by to discuss something or another about design – but my attendance at an SEGD Omaha event ended with a free MTN Dew ICE – and thus plans had to change. We taste test the ICE; original DEW; as well as the white, green and black label varieties.
I have no idea why it took this many years since our last true taste testing, but it was a fun show.
We bring Steve Gordon back (for the first time in Season 3) to discuss the HOW Conference in June (use Steve’s promo code SG10 to save $50 on registration) and the little fight Apple is having with Adobe in regards to Flash. Is Flash really crashing Macs at a rate that only Stitch was built for? Is Flash bad for iPhones and iPads, but good for Google? It’s so far around the Internets I’m not even sure which tube to link to.
But as important as all of this is, when walking though the local No Frills Wednesday evening, I ran across this year’s new flavors of Mountain Dew – so figured we’d start the show with another taste test. I guess you can vote for your favorite flavor online, but since the site is in Flash, it crashed my Safari browser and won’t show up on my iPhone. Strange. But are trying new flavors of Dew safe? We didn’t know either, so we brought Chris Kelly back to have him test with us.
Let us know your thoughts below, and enjoy.
It was exactly one year ago today that Nate set up the @36Point Twitter account, and told me to use it. That weekend we drove to Fort Smith to help judge the AAF-Fort Smith ADDY show, and documented the travel with regular tweeting. The following week, we decided we’d ask our wonderful show listeners to ask us our take on anything design related via Twitter, and recorded our first Twitter Show (The Reflex Blue Show #26).
For those who like a little more detail on what we cover: view Al’s very cool Haiti poster, check out some vertically-striped socks, turn ahead the clock, witness the return of a ‘hillbilly’, love or hate a serif, view a movie, drool over some crowns, dress like a Skywalker, and listen to Mig Reyes tell you how to be successful.
Nate and I really clean out all of the missed news topics of the past month as this one goes all over the place. For some, this may be as close to hanging out with us for a half-hour as you may want to ever get.
We talk of Steve’s upcoming book release party, the launch of FPO, Debbie Millman taking over as president of AIGA, new Mountain Dew flavors (which causes Nate to start yelling Leroy Jenkins so loud it messed with our recording, causing some file damage and thus that part being removed), and much more.
The next few shows will be as live as we get from the HOW Conference, and then back to our regular schedule in a month.