True story: This one time? I totally got fired on April Fool’s Day. Hilarity ensued.
Four years ago, AIGA had asked that every local chapter have a designer create a “get out the vote” poster (a tradition they will continue this year as well), and the AIGA Nebraska Board was deciding who would be a good firm or individual to choose when the worst decision possible came up… why not have a committee do it?
Episode 4 was recorded, once again, with the generosity of Concordia University and The Professor Paul Berkbigler, to who at this point we owe pretty much our entire show. Hot on the heels of Stefan Bucher’s appearance at the school a few weeks ago, none other than Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print fame was in town and we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with him for breakfast and a show (separately, unfortunately) to talk about Hatch — past, present, and future. Jim turned out to be one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and was very gracious with his time and his stories. Hatch continues to be the best place to get a poster on the whole planet, so if you haven’t faxed them your love for a while, I whole-heartedly suggest it.
Earier this year, I was at Oxide Design Co. the day they were moving to their new location, and “Superstar Designer Drew Davies” (a registered trademark of Andrew Davies) had these sweet magnetic animal heads all over his new space. I had seen them at his old spot, they have them placed on anything with metal, holding pens, memory cards, and assorted other items in their mouths, but didn’t notice the packaging he had done for them.
On this week’s episode of The Reflex Blue Show, Donovan, David Kadavy and I discuss — at length — Adobe’s new Font Folio Education Essentials, and scarcely anything else. Type fans grab a cold one, but type-snobs are advised to skip the majority of the recording due to the vast levels of typographic ignorance on display here. We do manage a fairly thorough discussion of font-pricing and value, as well as cover the AFFEE from top to bottom.