We spend a minute or two at the beginning of this week’s episode going over what should be the last our extensive, mind-shattering coverage of the CS4 launch, now that Donovan actually owns it and his Dock holds the marking of colored squares with black type. The bulk of what we cover today is branding and rebranding for yourself — a common problem for designers for a number of reasons. We get neck deep in it with you, and make our hands into a little foothold so you can climb out on Episode 21 of The Reflex Blue Show.
Welcome back! Due to a rebalanced week we are moving Reflex-Blue Wednesdays to Reflex-Blue Thursdays until further notice! We’ll still have plenty to see the rest of the week, and if you haven’t checked out 1PT.Rule yet please do — and bookmark it with a passion usually reserved for Harry Potter novels.
We jump back into the show covering all of the exciting things happen on the site lately before delving into the expensive world of Adobe CS4 and the confusing, inexplicable world of the Pepsi rebranding. Enjoy!
The Reflex Blue Show with Nate Voss and Donovan Beery, Episode 19: Von Glitschka on Logo Lounge and Illustrator CS4October 8th, 2008 | by Nate Voss
Von Glitschka (of Vonster, Art Backwash, the FBI, Illustration Class, and author of Crumble.Crackle.Burn. and the forthcoming Drip.Dot.Swirl.) returns to the show for the first time (on the new show)! Von was in town to judge the local design competition and sat down with us again. Originally this show would have been Episode 20, with Episode 19 devoted to the newly announced Adobe CS4 — except that halfway through Von drops the bomb on us that he was heavily involved in many of the updated features that make us purr about Illustrator CS4. We also cover Logo Lounge (which he judged — another bomb) and how there are designers out there who actually don’t get something in the book when they enter. (we have never entered, BTW.) Also joining us is special guest Steve RDQlus Gordon.
In our first show since the last show, we take one single listener question and stretch it into 40 minutes of awesomeness with our friend Adam Nielsen, whom I am certain would like me to mention you can find him at the soon-to-be-newly launched Good-Twin.com. But the show’s not about Adam, it’s about 36 Point’s recommendations for Fall Reading for Graphic Designers (even Superstar® Drew Davies phones his in), broken down into some odd and only loosely-followed guidelines. It’s a very fun show, done in a single take, and it caps with a DVD Review of Speed Racer, which does not fare well under our steely gaze.
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