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.
We talk about Wheels 4 Water, Culture vs. Creative, and podcasting. Enjoy.
Justin Ahrens of Rule29 is always one of my favorite guests – partly because he’s always up to something new in the world of design.
We also speak of the new 36 Point project – Why I Design. We’ll be posting our first one later this month.