Stefan Bucher is the captain of creative passion. You want to feel inspired about the potential of your own work? You want to feel guilty about being burnt out? Hang out with Stefan for a day. On this, our second episode, we did just that. Stefan was, surprisingly, in Nebraska for several days painting a monster mural for Concordia University, and they were gracious enough to spare a few minutes of his time for us; during which we recorded this show and shot video for the short film Stefan Bucher: Monster Maker, where he created the monster we are putting up for auction. Hope you enjoy the show and we’ll see you next week!
I had originally met Stefan the first weekend in October 2002, when he was judging the AIGA Nebraska design competition along with Steve Hartman and Sharon Werner. It was the first year I had entered more than one item into the competition, and the first time I would witness a design competition be judged, as I was helping move entries and doing some of the behind the scenes work.
I got shut out. Nate, who designed the poster for the competition won a gold award.
I have yet to be shut out since, but I realized how random some judging can be. You will almost always lose more than you win, so it seems pointless to hold it against anyone. I just found it odd that the first two guests we’ve had on the podcast are two of the judges from the same show, and I of course had to mention it to both of them.
But neither were in the area to judge this time, they were here to present, and in Stefan’s case, also paint a mural (shown after the jump).
Last night we found out why none of your comments had been posting to the site and fixed that. We just thought we were unpopular — but it turns out there’s actually plenty of love to go around on the internet after all. Thanks for everyone who listened to the first show and we’ve got another one locked and loaded for this Wednesday — as well as a few other surprises.