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Adventures In Design

Mark Brickey

America's only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining! New Episodes Monday-Friday!

Episodes

649 - Start Today: Inside Out
01:20:34
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:20:34
649 - Start Today: Inside Out

Inside Out released a small, four song EP called No Spiritual Surrender in March of 1990 that went on to quite possibly be the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Despite disbanding one year after its release, their intense live performances and socially conscious lyrics left a lasting impact on the scene that still ripples outward today. This episode of Start Today opens with the in depth history surrounding Inside Out, the bands working alongside them, and how they came to leave such a lasting impression on the scene in such a short time. Burning Fight was the opening track off their monumental 7" where Zach wanted to remind us that the real struggle was to come down from the soap box and open our arms to anyone who would listen to the positive message we believe in. Mark Brickey and Biggie of Good Fight Entertainment go over each lyric of Burning Fight, share what it has come to mean to each of them, and how this poignant message continues to guide them to this day. Reach out your hand and get ready for the third installment of Start Today.

Talking Points

  • Youth Of Today calls it quits and hardcore begins to turn inward.
  • Familiar faces, new sounds, and the arrival of rivals.
  • Understanding 1990 from the 70’s.
  • Crafting a unique sound that took its time to explode.
  • Burning Fight becomes the slower paced anthem for the shape of hardcore to come.
  • What comes after Inside Out?
  • The revolution that came along with Rage Against The Machine.
  • Channeling your anger to take on the rest of the world. 
  • Coming back to the center where everything started.
  • Overcoming expectations to fulfill your dream.
  • Music as the background to a community, cutting through all the red tape, and understanding the "it" factor.
  • Comedown space, crowd control, and the ninety minutes bands fight for.
  • The changing of the guard in hardcore.
  • Expanding universes, shrinking circles, and finding your tribe.
  • Are you ready for the music that will change your life?

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Straight edge after thirty, violent misconceptions, and in-scene squabbles.
  • Not fitting in today, cutting the fat off the bone, and the engaging art of compromise.
  • Managing others expectations and managing your own.
  • The social structure in the scene changes as new discovery points open the doors to everyone.
  • Walking away when it’s time, the wormhole to heavy, and using the platform while you have it.
  • What is your burning fight now?
  • Spiritual surrender.

TEAM NO SPIRITUAL SURRENDER

647 - Corbett Redford
01:00:01
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:00:01
647 - Corbett Redford

Every movement has somewhere sacred renowned as its birthplace and for East Bay Punk, that is undeniably 924 Gilman. For years this club has been the epicenter of a community formed by outsiders, freethinkers, and cultural revolutionaries armed with nothing more than determination and a few power chords. Corbett Redford spent the last four years of his life pouring over footage chronicling Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and countless others to create his documentary, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk. Who better could properly encapsulate all these vastly unique personalities sharing one common thread than someone who lived through all that triumph and turmoil themselves? Corbett applied what he learned from a fiercely independent scene to plunge headfirst into crafting a story that uplifts the powerfully honest principles behind punk rock and highlights how voices both big and small play a crucial role in shaping communities that matter. This interview weaves between Corbett's own involvement in the scene, how he came to make this beautiful film about it, and what is next on the horizon for him.

Talking Points

  • "You're cool... but fuck your band" and three friendly guidelines from Billie Joe.
  • A handbook for building a community with music as a backdrop. 
  • Remembering what you learned about what you are capable of building. 
  • Finding connections with the human element when you need it. 
  • A culture shift towards celebrating the outsiders. 
  • Eggplants in every scene and how artists see art. 
  • Is inclusivity the answer?
  • Learning to meet people in the middle. 
  • Not every band can be Fugazi and products of bad geography. 
  • Sitting face to face with real racism, putting out a helping hand, and getting someone on the path. 
  • The DIY mentality on being who you want to be. 
  • Silent contributors to Gilman and never forgetting where you come from. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Slipping into the next thing through music. 
  • Life always finds a way. 
  • Did everyone have their coffee today?
  • Where is the next place to go?
  • Collaborating with Iggy Pop and working with your heroes to get the real story. 
  • Who was Corbett in this film?
  • Finding your next steps and learning new reflexes.
  • Can you go back to normal life? 
  • Recalibration, responsibility, and the real creative crescendo. 
  • Exhaustion, art, and emotional lottery tickets.
  • Keeping the stoke. 

TEAM TURN IT AROUND

646 - Hammer Time
01:07:39
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:07:39
646 - Hammer Time

Hammer Time X is upon us and the cast is taking on the McDonald's menu in all of its thirty two item glory. Mark, Tavo, and Hammer reminisce about the food that made them into men and use our tried and true system of democracy to determine which foods will advance and what falls by the wayside. Breakfast. Dessert. Sandwich. Snack. Division by calorie packed division square off in a food fight to the finish with only one true victor left standing when the carnage finally subsides. Along the way, your boys drop the secret to making a McDoogle, unmask the bagel industry not based in New York, and mix ethnic delicacies to create all new gourmet experiences. Toss in a few stories from Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks and a few other antics that ensue and you have yourself a Hammer Time that will have you say "I'm lovin' it."

Talking Points

  • The Comment Piñatas get cracked open. 
  • A sticky syrup situation, rolls with holes, and PB Times. 
  • The Snowman Shuffle to the first Veagle. 
  • Quarter Pounder flounders.
  • Simpler times in America on the back nine and bringing people together. 
  • The McDoogle, the "presence of health," and sauce strategies. 
  • Defending the cheeseburger. 
  • Hammer makes you an offer you can't refuse.
  • Chef Jandora applies to Tavo's Tacos in full force.
  • Mark wins the Social Lottery. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Momo watches Sofia and Blanche getting that Nut Nut.
  • Potatoes aren't apples and owning all the blueberries in the world. 
  • Revisiting blizzards and understanding food adultery. 
  • The first Cheeseburger McFlurry. 
  • Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks earns him an extra nickel every hour... that he declines. 
  • Vibing since youth, The Pizza Song, and the varying levels of Coca-Cola Classic (including a secret level). 
  • Moments of silence as potentially planted moments of entertainment. 
  • Where are you Biggie in your life?
  • The Final Four Face Off and the grande royale battle to the finish. 
  • Hawaiian Pizza Alternates, Kung Pao-ritos, and a Would You Rather that's Dragon Ballz Deep. 

TEAM FUCKIN HAMMER TIME

645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam
01:00:16
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:00:16
645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam

The August Poster Countdown is here with Mark Brickey and Mitch Putnam of OMGposters.com guiding you through a month chock full of raw talent and jaw dropping pieces. As we move higher and higher up the ranks, you can study how each artist harnessed their creativity to truly hone in on what each work attempted to communicate. These two captains of industry point out what makes each poster stand out from the rest and lend time tested, industry insight into the business behind creativity. Is a portrait or landscape layout better for your next composition? Are you great enough to be deliberately sloppy? Do you have the guts to put blue cheese on pizza? With such a wide array of style and subject matter exhibited across this month's selections, you are sure to walk away with countless chicken nuggets about the subtle finesse behind design expertly wielded by these artists.

Talking Prints

  • The slow decline of cinema and the evolution of its marketing tactics. 
  • Low budget horror films that make money but lack the quality Mondo would confidently stand behind. 
  • Hitting the tone of what you're trying to capture in your work. 
  • Making humor translate and avoiding likeness rights through illustrative styles. 
  • The power of portrait. 
  • Sturdy women, traditional styles, and Revolver videos. 
  • Metallica posters, Space Riders, and inspired hires who actually try something different. 
  • Consistently piling on your signature style with details and layering. 
  • A moment for Pizza that makes no sense. 
  • Reminiscent posters that harken back to a better time for gig posters and cementing yourself in the community. 
  • Existing in incubators and honing your craft. 
  • Grayscale grief online. 
  • A quiet breath of fresh air, your client's success is also your own, and inspired secondary photos. 
  • Challenging infographics that most artists want to take on. 
  • Making type that talks, lego pieces that work for you, and some new bookmarks you need. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Prints

  • When real world TLC backfires and the intense process behind James Jean's work that puts him in competition with no one but itself. 
  • Avant-garde client work that comes from a totally different world. 
  • Harnessing the power of white. 
  • Mood, silence, and tone, following the career path of Dan McCarthy, and the difficult lesson of restraint. 
  • Understanding finesse. 
  • Master Lego Builders and working the information into the composition. 
  • Mixing hand drawn illustrations and real world photos. 
  • Are you deliberately sloppy or just not talented? 
  • Experimenting outside the Star Wars universe and guessing at the long term cultural footprint of modern IP's. 
  • From marketing to meritocracy. 
  • Negative space is self confidence and Mondo teams up with Black Dragon Press. 
  • Form, function, and split fountains. 
  • Nailing line weight like a master. 

TEAM POSTER COUNTDOWN

644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants
58:14
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 58:14
644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants

Bang that drum because Shop Talk is here and ready to rumble. Mark, Billy, and James have teamed up around the proverbial water cooler to dish dirt, share stories, and drop chicken nuggets like there's no tomorrow. How much does your name truly affect your life and how you are perceived? If you could have a dream team of five people what would they be doing for you? Are you held down by a customer first mentality that isn't leaving you creatively fulfilled? Get ready to dive into the deep end with your favorite coworkers as they tackle issues and dole out advice to prepare you for the next big steps on your own journey. Sechrist out!

Talking Points

  • Delicious gets gothic and makes an Ambrose alert. 
  • Getting Raw with the cast of Hammer Time and fans who cross over. 
  • How much does your name affect your life?
  • Flushing out a dream team of five people to help you achieve your dreams for five years. 
  • Altering the structure at Delicious Design League to better utilize everyone's talents. 
  • Billy faces off against Aaron in a boxing match of his dreams. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Developing the proper timeline to think about your customer. 
  • How do you approach the artboard?
  • Hoping for hits and staying creatively fulfilled. 
  • Gauging your market.
  • Darlings that remake themselves and icons that fade away. 
  • Forward thinking design aesthetics or communicating with your customer. 
  • PSAs from Billy, Mark, and OKpants. 
  • Delicious Design League presents at Duotone at Gallery F. 
  • VR on the cultural horizon and the slow disconnect from one another. 

TEAM CHARLIE CHARLIE

643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro
01:00:54
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:00:54
643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro

Making your dream a reality is the first step on the long road of keeping your dream a reality. Between finding funds to keep things going and generating new users in a marketplace pulling their attention in every which way, ProductionPro continues to revolve around their single source of truth. Alex Libby returns to Adventures In Design to share what a year and a half of fighting the good fight has taught him and how his app idea turned into a dedicated team of people collaborating to further adapt their product towards what the entertainment industry wants. Mark opens the episode letting us all behind the curtain on how he is curtailing these interviews to help everyone stop following the leader and start learning how you can start taking down the walls that are in front of your own challenges. Just like ProductionPro, we are trying to help you perform at the height of your creativity.

Talking Points

  • The changing creative landscape and interviewing creatives from other fields.
  • Following the leader or learning from their triumphs.
  • Taking down another brick in the wall.
  • Does your career seem easier to you now?
  • Becoming Appletes ™. 
  • Working towards what you love. 
  • Finding the single source of truth and learning from your users. 
  • Splitting up episodes and viewing the same content in different ways. 
  • A three year journey to find a meaningful and succinct way to say what you're doing. 
  • Raising money, finding users, and the hungry tech beast. 
  • A cultural challenge to find usability. 
  • Competition, one hundred "No's," and checking off some boxes for your investors.
  • The shift to show off your team. 
  • How far can this go? How big can this get?
  • Choosing between the friendly sell and the hard sell. 
  • Forever funding and meaningful metrics. 
  • Making something you can actually show people. 
  • Protecting the team and educating them about an industry they never thought they'd be a part of. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  •  Hating the day to day but loving what you're working towards. 
  • Death Bed Hindsight. 
  • Pitching do's and don'ts. 
  • Operating inside the Disney Accelerator. 
  • Accessing the most creative minds to improve your product. 
  • The Bi Coastal lifestyle. 
  • Significantly moving the needle. 
  • Fighting for a real idea at the core of what you do. 

642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs
01:33:12
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:33:12
642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs

The Gang dreams of opening their own pizzeria.

641 - Hammer Time: The Unity Episode
02:24:30
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 02:24:30
641 - Hammer Time: The Unity Episode

Summer brings us all together at beaches and barbeques across this melting pot of a great nation and there is no better way to give the season a proper send off than The Unity Episode with the cast of Hammer Time. Hang out with your best podcast friends Mike Hammer of Violent Gentlemen, Mark Brickey, and the guest of honor, Gustavo Jaimes, for a rollercoaster of ball busting so good that even you will be screaming "eagle." It's been a wild month and there are plenty of stories to share from being backstage with Rancid to winning The Shitley Cup to almost dying with a very sleepy One Star Jones Uber driver. You'll want to settle in and purchase some snacks from the dream vending machine these goons put together because this entire episode is going out to everyone in the spirit of unity. So if there really is a war going down between your brothers tonight then as one stand together because it's Gus's big day on Hammer Time.

Talking Points

  • Gus gets gifted a very patriotic safe word.
  • Work shopping the Dream Vending Machine. 
  • Vibe Teching for AID. 
  • Pacing out your Pop Tart, TastyNudies.com, and revealing the Donettes flavor that smells like sunscreen. 
  • Smoke breaks for straight edge kids. 
  • Kentucky based automobile engineering hacks, shaking your head out of the photo, and mob based government mandates. 
  • Row classification. 
  • Can you taste the rainbow?
  • Hostess Pies on the road to the Betes, fur on your fingers, and stiff arming Blizzards. 
  • Work only vending machine purchases. 
  • Letting in the Winn Dixie crowd. 
  • Striving for 600% more, reminders of your social status, and counting wrinkles on your Uber Driver's forehead. 
  • Three Rogue Territory blouses and lightly used luxury vehicle dilemmas. 
  • The Gently Used Shitley Cup. 
  • Watching Rancid with The Rats, starting with "are you," and the official cake of Hammer Time. 
  • Johnny Appleporn keeping the kids analog, a postcard from The Pickle, and a carefully crafted email to all the Eventbrite flakes. 
  • Frat Boy Humor gets old and isn't expected. 
  • Top summer time memories. 

640 - Shop Talk with OKpants and Billy Baumann
01:01:13
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:01:13
640 - Shop Talk with OKpants and Billy Baumann

It's time for another drum banging, shop talking, Slack slandering with Mark, Billy, and OKpants on the mics making your life a little bit better one minute at a time. Summer is coming to a close but these bad boys have a few more good times planned out before it's all over. Was going to college a waste of money? How did Delicious make it through some recent tight financial times? What's up with the jerks at Guitar Center who always think they know better than you? Today's Shop Talk gets into all those answers and more as the boys swap stories around the hypothetical water cooler that is Adventures In Design. Antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • The disruption of the disco train and how trends have always affected the arts. 
  • Poster Children poems. 
  • Staying in college or joining the workforce and the prospects on either horizon. 
  • Are colleges a money pit?
  • Billy shares how DDL weathered the storm of tight financial times. 
  • Responding to the Circle Of Trust's responses, a potential Shop Talk band in the making, and another "must be nice" moment.
  • Don't let the unfollow button hit you on the way out. 
  • The Cocaine Guy at the Mayweather fight, the unsung heroes who shoot the peripheral, and losing a social media wager. 
  • The permanent ten percent set aside for offspring. 
  • Having the space to create and not controlling the outcome. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Talent, timelines, and getting to the top. 
  • Talking down to people who you think know less than you (we're looking at you Guitar Center employees). 
  • Slack Slander. 
  • Where are the hard workers that are the life blood of our nation?
  • Summer's best moments. 

TEAM BILLY DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOUR NEEDS

639 - Ian Jones-Quartey
01:08:01
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:08:01
639 - Ian Jones-Quartey

Your new hero is the man responsible for an entire world of heroes from OK KO! on Cartoon Network, Ian Jones-Quartey. Since his hand could hold a pencil and his head could form a question he has been learning, growing, and using all of that information to create anything and everything he could share with other people. His unquenchable desire to create has put him behind such projects as Adventure Time and Steven Universe with titles next to his name like writer, animator, storyboard artist, and voice actor. With an infectiously positive outlook and a boundless imagination, Ian now finds himself at the helm of OK KO! creating a safe escape for kids to find the hero within themselves and face the world confidently. It's time you do the same, so let go of all that baggage you've been lugging around and take a step back into the magic of your youth on today's Adventure In Design. Maybe you'll start to feel like everyday is your birthday too!

Talking Points

  • A self-initiated project that was a refinement of the work you've been putting in since your pre-tween days. 
  • Fascination, frequency, and follow through. 
  • Getting the permission to evolve in your craft. 
  • Animated shorts on your own time that are filled with the fun of creation and constant reinvention. 
  • OK KO is Ian ideas on overdrive on the fly. 
  • Pendleton Ward expands on what joke telling can be. 
  • Keeping creative success in your hands whether the limelight is on you or not. 
  • Awash in information pre and post internet. 
  • If there's a problem you can solve it. If there's something you don't know you can learn about it. 
  • Consistency over accuracy in storytelling and overcoming the naysayers. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • OK KO arrives on Cartoon Network and shows how everyone can be that hero without any cosmic intervention. 
  • Kid First goals and living your life in the margins. 
  • The concept of the sublime that draws your audience into a larger universe they invent in your head. 
  • Keeping cartoons safe.
  • Capturing the creative process and sharing it with people who can keep building off whatever you put out into the world. 
  • The unbridled love for making things with an open ended idea of being creative. 
  • Adults are (kind of) ruined people. Kids are still open to the fun of life. 

637 - Where The Streets Have No Name with OKpants and Billy Baumann
01:00:01
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:00:01
637 - Where The Streets Have No Name with OKpants and Billy Baumann

Bang the drum but not too quickly because we have to send out a search party for a xylophone that Billy can't seem find. In the meantime let's talk some shop because we're all still above ground and we all have those odd days where nothing seems to work. Mark and Pants hold their own as two old dogs sniffing around new industries that have a lot to say on everything from bending the knee to streaming services to the Triple Evils. The real skill is how these two can connect the dots between where they want to go and the lessons they learn from other successful professionals.  It's time to start gleaming the cube from every side imaginable to get what you want out of life. Antics ensue. 

Talking Points

  • The Anti 45 cover, The Pants Effect, and advertising to very specific groups off of current audience metrics. 
  • Finding your pocket in the social media world. 
  • The Kaepernick Show, Seth DeValve, and protests in professional sports during our National Anthem. 
  • Football Fan Loosers. 
  • Cutting the cord, singular streaming services, and the future of the media you want. 
  • Where the streets have no name. 
  • Old dogs breaking into new industries.

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Applying your design skills to industries that don't seem to have any discernible way in. 
  • Motivation, direction, and differences in guest suggestions. 
  • Finding out what other people's needs are and having something to give. 
  • The Triple Evils, depression, and transcendence. 
  • Customer Service in the best art medium around. 
  • The COT writes in about plane seats, slowing down to find yourself, and fixing pixelated Anti 45's. 
  • War mongering, a hostile media, and the greatest heel to ever sit in The White House. 
  • An important closing note.

TEAM WHERE THE FUCK IS BILLY

636 - ThunderKing
01:15:01
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:15:01
636 - ThunderKing

Caffeine is a key component in the creative process and it's due time we meet our muses. Working with an organic cold brewed coffee recipe and a punk rock mentality, ThunderKing has steadily grown into a powerhouse backed by a product no one else comes close to. Mark sits down with Dean and Brian to hear about how Costa Mesa's Caffeine Royalty built their empire from a whole lot of elbow grease into a groundbreaking coffee bar and a sprawling network of stockists. From cash flow to human resources, these guys face all the hurdles any startup can encounter when turning their ideas into a reality. Hear their similar struggles and learn how to apply branding and business acumen to your own career as ThunderKing explores what it takes to make it in the new American Dream. But first, grab yourself a baby wolverine and feel that thunder course through your veins to make sure you don't miss a minute of today's episode.

Talking Points

  • The rise of coffee culture and the difference between iced coffee and cold brew. 
  • Leading a few horses to water and learning the ropes along the way. 
  • A drug dealer's sales techniques.
  • Punk as fuck artisan coffee made one at a time by a hairdresser and an intellectual property lawyer. 
  • Too many visions. Too little time.
  • Not enough information. Not enough quality. 
  • Showing up is just the start. 
  • What one man can do another man can do. 
  • Partners, new people, and figuring out the next steps. 
  • The ThunderKing Coffee Bar, walking away, and one star reviews on opening day. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Buying into someone else's dream and seeing potential for a living. 
  • Scouting ThunderKing, calculated risks, and the irreplaceable feeling of accomplishment. 
  • Business acumen on buying into a dream when you've hit a wall where you currently are. 
  • Problems that even money can't solve and making Pinocchio a real boy. 
  • Would ThunderKing sell to Big Beverage for some walk away money?
  • Every Dean needs a Brian. 
  • Branding ThunderKing outside of the Etsy Coffee World and the importance of being yourself in marketing and design. 
  • What is the next destination for the Costa Mesa Kings of Caffeine? 
  • It's a bit easier being green. 
  • Working with your revenue, building with what you have, and finding the numbers that make sense. 
  • The romance and the ritual of coffee. 

TEAM MOTHERFUCKING THUNDERKING

Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:54:36
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:54:36
Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

Featuring an all new introduction with Mark and David breaking down how this episode rose through the ranks to be one of the Best from 2017 (so far).

Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits. 

Talking Points

  • Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over. 
  • Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe. 
  • Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play. 
  • Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing. 
  • Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan. 
  • Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work. 
  • There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness. 
  • The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving. 
  • Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right. 
  • Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.
  • The importance of saying sorry face to face. 
  • Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love. 

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut. 

574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:39:38
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:39:38
574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits.

 

Talking Points

- Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over.

- Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe.

- Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play.

- Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing.

- Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan.

- Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work.

- There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness.

- The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving.

- Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right.

- Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.

- The importance of saying sorry face to face.

- Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love.

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut.

503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach
01:10:48
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC 01:10:48
503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach

THE 12 TUBES OF CHRISTMAS TUBE 3 - DONATE FEEDING LONG BEACH For Our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser We Have Decide To Help Homeless And Hungry People In Need. We Will Be Asking For Your Donations From Now Until Sunday At Midnight. 110% Of The Money Raised Will Go To Feeding Long Beach. The Brickey Family Will Match Your Donation By 10% We Will Purchase Toiletries, Underwear, Socks, Plastic Bags (For Food Distribution) And Other Basic Supplies That You And I Take For Granted But Could Greatly Help A Person In Need. Watch The Shopping On Instagram Live And Look To This Page For A Copy Of The Receipt Of Purchase. By Donating Your Name May Be Randomly Selected To Win One Of The Following Donated Prizes

$100 Gift Card From Mondo

$100 Gift Card From Mitch Putnam of Posters and Toys or The VACVVM

$50 Gift Card From PinGameStrong.com

Win 1 of 5 DKNG Polar Bear Prints courtesy of  Adventures In Design

A Years Subscription To The Circle of Trust

$100 Gift Card For The Adventures In Design Store *On AID/COT Merchandise Only

Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames

The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All! 

 

For More About This Episode Visit AIDpodcast.com

 

Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”
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Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose? 

Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin
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Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.

Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort
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Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort

Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.

 

(This podcast can be watched in it's entirety on demand via our YouTube channel)

Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken
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Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken

On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.

Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"
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Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"

Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design. 

Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"
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Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"

Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.

Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
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Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.

Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"
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Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"

Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.

Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”
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Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”

The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.

AID37 Cast & Credits

Special Thanks - To all of our friends at Flatstock that allowed us to record their thoughts and good times.

Hero Design Studio - Mark Brickey;  hosting, editing and packaging the show.

Delicious Design League - Billy Baumann; co-hosting and graphics.

James Flames - James Flames; on air producer, mastering and mixing the episode.

Jakprints - The official official printer of The Circle of Trust. Use our coupon code and save today.

Printed-Matters - Andy Rench for creating this website.

Mondo - Thanks for helping us capture their bizarre world with a private gallery viewing and for setting up interviews.

Expresso Beans - Stop by and check out the world of print collecting.

OMG Posters - Mitch Putnam for his time, helping setup this episode and over all support of AID.

Martin Ansin - Our favorite illustrator / graphic designer from South America.

Kevin Tong - A Poster Man and regular friend to the show.

Soundtrack  - Is available on Spotify.

Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"
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Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"

Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.

Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01
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Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01

This low-fi episode will be available for a limited time only. We hope you enjoy this temporary format while our new recording studio is being built.

Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"
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Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"

The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love! 

Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"
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Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"

Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.

Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"
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Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"

It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism".  We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving.  James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom. 

 

Mark gets nostalgic over missing out on Dairy Queen Blizzards this year, and he reveals that he has an ongoing issue with sprinkles.  (It's a lifestyle choice, really.) He can, however, get into the sport of arguing.  James and Billy try to convince Mark that it's okay to watch TV show previews, but he's just not that interested in what they have to say.  Rather, our outspoken host bluntly reveals his stance on bullying, and how it helped shape him into becoming the World's Best Podcaster as he is known today. Our guest is the prolific artist known for his legendary body of skateboard graphics, Don Pendleton.  Don began skateboarding in the mid eighties at the age of 14, and has been a part of skateboarding culture for over 20 years, 15 of which have been dedicated to producing skateboard art.  Mark and Don talk about the culture of action sports and the connection between art and skateboarding.  The Do-It-Yourself approach was a homemade outlet for creativity, offering up fresh opportunities to develop new tricks, to make music in bands, and more. As you prepare to gather around your family this Thanksgiving, pull up a chair next to your uncle Buck, put on your headphones, and share your holiday with us instead.  Our shop talk will get you into the spirit of Thanksgiving as Mark tells a story about committing food adultery. And as many of you get a few days off work, the work for us hardly ever ends.  James discusses what its like working on the weekends, and how there's solidarity in numbers.  Plus, we've got a grand announcement at the end of the show that you won't wanna miss!  May the future be with you...

Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"
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Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"

AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on  crappy logo designs.  One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face.  Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.

Everyone's excited for our extensive interview with the one and only Daniel Danger.  He reveals his “Sting Method” for maintaining stamina while creating his signature, heavily-illustrated prints.  We talk limited editions, timed-editions, dropping out of school, Cowboys and Aliens, and we don't stop there. Just what makes Daniel so Dangerous, anyway?  We're bringing you a colossal, 31st episode of Adventures in Design,  loaded with design and illustration info and a man-sized appetite for full-sized Snickers.  

Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor
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Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor

AID XXX is cumming your way!  This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet.  We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design.  This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before.  We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials.  Is James Flames wearing pants?  (We'll never tell.) 


From across the pond, we are so pleased to welcome our friend, Matt Taylor, feather hat and all.  We talk design, clients, and the WWF. (You know, wrestling. The real stuff. Not some animal bullshit.)
We're so excited to be back in the studio that we just don't want this episode to ever end.  The musk is seeping through the airwaves. Join us for an extended listen of our “dirty thirty” episode.   Have your tissues on standby, AID XXX is going to blow you...away. 


Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University
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Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University

Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University.  Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room.  We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park.  Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.

We've gotta admit, North Dakota has some of the nicest people in the real, 48 states, but where are all the fucking buildings here?  Is it just us, or is there such a thing as too much space?  I'm afraid we're experiencing early symptoms of 'Spaceophobia'.  The only cure?  Surrounding our artsy-fartsy, city hearts with some truly, down-home guests for a casual chat about design culture here in the “Magic City”. We begin with Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller, co-founders and “Fathers” of Notstock, an entertaining, multi-day, arts event hosted by Minot State University.  Laurie discusses the mission of Notstock and how area schools and the community are becoming engaged in the arts, while we ask Bill to talk with us about his passion for American muscle cars and the direct influence these majestic pieces of machinery have on his work. Next, Dan Sharbono and Alyssa Weyrauch Sharbono, creative team of 62 Doors Gallery and Studios discuss the adaptability of artists, how environmental setbacks and the growing oil industry are swiftly shaping the landscape for artists seeking space in Minot, and more.   Shop Talk is bigger and better than ever, jam-packed with essential design resources. The boys unlock the secrets behind Delicious Design League's registration process and add expert advice on film placement when burning your screens.  The boys keep you informed about issues developing in the printmaking arena as the process gain popularity in the craft fair circuit. Billy gives James art direction on his horrible, gig poster concepts, and finally, we welcome our friend Takuma to the couch to discuss Japanese culture and refrigerators with us.  Join us for maniacal laughs down at the student union, The Beaverchomp, the almost certainly fictional name for what we imagine colleges like name these sorts of things, for an indispensable 29th edition of Adventures in Design. 

 

Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley
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Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley

We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design.  Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees.  Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality.  There's singing. There's hair.  And we don't care.  Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design. 

Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"
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Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"

Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland.  No subject is too off-topic.  The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery.  We say “yes” to having too much fun.  All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.

 

Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam
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Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam

Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages. 

Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"
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Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"

Just a year and half ago, the first episode of Adventures in Design was released. One of the first things ever heard on the show was "Worst Podcast Ever". Fast forward to today and the show starts of boasting "World's Greatest Design Podcast", but don't worry soon there after the conversation shifts to being the best at podcasting is close to being useless (even while celebrating great success the boys can still keep it humble). Switching over to their famous random chit chat the guys all marvel at how manly Billy is for building a staircase on the back of his house, Mark talks about accidentally stumbling into a Sea Festival, talking to podcast listeners in the wild, what they each look for in picking a guests for the show and of course they guys all rally around the future fun of their August appearance in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation. 

 

Illustrator Tom Whalen stops by the show to let everyone know that his career is just as fun as it seems on French paper. Tom goes into his origin story and explains how stumbled upon his minimalistic design style while in art school. Mark explains to Tom that Steamboat Willy was the first ever Mickey Mouse cartoon as the team discusses Southern California's love for Disneyland and they all talk about the scene at comic shows. A good discussion breaks out on is taking the higher moral road the best way to "kickstart" a career or do short cuts pay off professionally. 

 

During the world famous Shop Talk segment the topics range from the rich getting richer, is Obey a cool brand or not, taking your eye off the career ball and losing momentum quickly, Mark offers relationship advice and where to go to meet women when you're a designer, the ongoing discussion of timed edition prints and collect ability, a open hate session on Will Smith, the pleasure in making customers happy versus clients, Eagles football, how to explain pricing models to your clients, always asking for a deposit upfront, how getting paid upfront sucks for motivation and lastly a nice thank you to everyone for helping the show reach 100,000 downloads! All of this and a couple of surprises are awaiting you on your next Adventure In Design. 

Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"
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Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"

Episode 24 starts of with a big announcement that will change the sound of the show, for the first time EVER we find our Adventure In Design starting of with not just 2 voices but 3, that's right the  announcement that James Flames will be joining the show as a full time on air personality/producer. This is great news for all the Team James Flames people out there in podcast land. Not only do the boys introduce a new full time me member to the show but they also introduce a new design game that will certainly sweep the design community by storm Hire, Retire & Fire. Watch your ass could you easily be the next person to get fired by the maniacs at Adventures in Design. Speaking of getting hired, the guys talk about their upcoming live shows at Gallery F in Chicago this July and their headlining appearance in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. You can hear the excitement building as the AID summer tour season is quickly approaching, make sure you check out one of this summer's LIVE show recordings or invite the podcast to come out to your city for a design experience like none other on planet earth. If you really want a unique listener experience you can always go out to eat with Mark, in episode 24 Billy and James talk about some of their favorite times out on the road breaking bread and coeds with Mark. However, sharing a dinner out on the town isn't the only way to enjoy some time with Mr. Brickey, you can always instead just ask him to spell words for you, which can be hours on entertainment. Lastly, what wouldn't an episode of the show be without some good ol fashioned complaining about shitty Kickstarter campaigns.

 

Next up Dan Ibarra, from Aesthetic Apparatus, makes his third appearance on the show to introduce the Circle of Trust to Schoolha.us the new group-mentorship program by AA. Dan quickly informs everyone to the new way of thinking going on over at camp AA and Dan also defines that 3 or more people are needed to have a crew. Explaining what they feel is wrong with the current design education process Dan gives a glimpse into the different methods of learning and team building that they hope to create with Schoolha.us. Having a goal and wanting to learn is the key dynamic to being a successful part of the Schoolha.us program, simply put you learn what you want to learn and when you feel you're done, you're done… No more "force feeding" style of studio education. Learn more by visiting their new website here: http://schoolha.us As with all things Adventures In Design, eventually the guys debate on the long term effects that Schoolha.us may have on Aesthetic Apparatus. So even if you're a well seasoned pro, you can hopefully relate to the delicate balance of being selfless/selfish with your career, doing what you love and what you have to do, to make a honest living. 

 

Keeping with the educational theme of Schoolha.us during Shop Talk the crew all discuss what they do and don't want to see in student portfolios and their expectations in conversation during the interview process. Moving over to their own work, more specifically showing new work to clients, the guys all discuss managing early client expectations and trying to not let folks leap to ridiculous conclusions on early rounds of work. Also, a lengthy discussion occurs when Mark shares his frustration with clients simply changing their minds and really the scope of projects in the middle of a ongoing job and how this can really effect the designer's bottom line if they don't take up for themselves. Comparing clients to 3 year olds, double taking your way out of jam and standing up for good design are just a few of the bullet points in possibly the longest ever AID discussion on dealing with those that hire you to do what you do… and to hopefully do it well.

 

Every now and again the show even talks about the art of design… Billy initiates a very interesting conversation on a recent Man of Steel poster curated by Mondo. Everyone takes a turn talking about designer influence and paying tribute while still leaving your own fingerprints on your work. See attached graphic below to visually see the conversation about his print and it's rich history and ever richer future. 

 

Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"
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Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"

Episode 23 gets to the point pretty damn fast, the episode is all about the interview with Australian illustrator designer Ken Taylor. Ken is known for having a strong body of poster work for the movie, music and art gallery world. He's a regular listener to the show, and president of the Australian Circle of Trust, making him fit right into the conversation with Mark and Billy. Over the span of a 100 minutes the boys cover: How Ken Taylor got his start in Australia and eventually became a well known name in the US poster scene, debate the difference between designing music, movie and art posters, Ken talks about his process and getting lost in the details while working, the amount of time he spends making these pieces, properly pricing jobs, negotiating with clients and Ken even talks about buying and trading posters at Flatstock in Austin, Texas and lastly what posters he has hanging on his own walls at home.

Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"
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Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"

 

British designer/animator Fraser Davidson swings by the show to talk about how "magic" makes the budget go up and his exploration of love for sports design and branding. James Flames joins the boys in Shop Talk where Mark puts Billy and James against one another to take on rounds of betting on the Info Graphic of Trust, a listener survey conducted earlier this year by Tom Booth. All of this and more is waiting for you on the 22nd voyage of the Adventures In Design rocket ship!!

 

Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"
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Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"

Mark & Billy are back from their personal hiatus and have a lot to catch up on! Joined in the studio with Brooklyn based pals Doug & Jason from Morning Breath, the gang cruises through the history of Think Skateboards, how Thrasher Magazine owns everything and try to figure out why LL Cool J doesn't have a Chapstick endorsement? Album cover art, hating contracts, working to pay the bills, hat lessons, healthy girls and so many more topics are waiting for you on Episode 21 of Adventures In Design!! 

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"
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Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"  - Recorded in two parts. Act one of Mark and Billy's latest adventure was recorded on the eve of Mark's cross country flight to find a new home in Southern California. The show starts with a lengthy, super late, Super Bowl commercial critique where Mark & Billy rate their favorite billion dollars ads and then rant on all those that they hated during America's largest annual Television event. The show then takes a turn where Mark shed's insight into his nervousness and fears for what lies ahead for him the next day. On the eve of a life long dream, to relocate to the Los Angeles area, Mark looks to Billy for insight into Billy's move to Chicago. In one of the more genuine segments of the show's history, Adventures In Design starts to sound much more like two great friends talking on the phone, rather than a recorded podcast for the public. 

 

Act two was recorded one week later where we find out the results of Mark's cross country dreams and find our host in a very different state of mind than we did in act one. Due to a couple of technical problems we find Mark and Billy joined by a surprise guest, non other than James Flames. The known AID trio sits back and have their usual Shop Talk rants and raves where they discuss being interviewed for books, finding an agent, managing supply and demand and whatever else pops into their heads. All while being joined by a very special guest, the talented Dan Kuhklen of DKNG Studios. 

 

Recorded in 5 different cities and edited while flying from coast to coast, the newest Adventure In Design is indeed the tale of two sides of the human mind… The fear of failure and the celebration of succeeding. If you have ever been scared to relocate for your path in life, may this episode be your companion. 

 

Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"
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Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"

The 19th adventure takes off with Mark broadcasting "live" from his in-laws fiery warm basement in Cheektowaga, NY. Now that Mark is officially homeless, and has nothing but time on his hands, during a 4 month break from design, he and Billy catch up on what they have both been doing since we last found them at the end of November 2012. They also talk about the victory in launching their new show website AIDpodcast.com and how getting that project off of the ground has been a blessing. While discussing Mark's upcoming cross country road trip Billy comes up with the genius idea that they should gather design questions for Mark to ask of strangers along the way from New York  to California. After a heated discussion of standardized goalie masks in the NHL the boys need to cool their jets and take a music break before getting a James Flames hosted shop talk going. In the midst of the audio break, due to not currently having a phone line, Mark shares a classic telemarketer call where a accidental wrong number leads to one memorable email address. The call was made in 2003 long before Adventures In Design had hit the airwaves or Hero had ever even printed their first poster.

 

James Flames joins the show for his fourth show appearance and third time sitting in on Shop Talk. Out of the gate Mark complains about how shitty CG cartoons are these days, Billy offers some contemporary children's cartoons worthy of checking out and then the whole gang reminisces on watching TV after school back in the day. The gang also tries to figure out the exact label for what it is they all do for a living, which for the fist time in show history, leaves everyone speechless. Even though no one seems to know the exact label the guys share a discussion on how almost everyone's New Year's Design Resolutions where hitting the same themes, the boys debate whether one can ever truly have a proper life balance while owning their own business. Mark and Billy confess their South By Southwest secrets to James and he's not happy with what he hears. 

 

In a interactive media loop, the podcast comments on recent blog drama that has taken place on their website AIDpodcast.com where Calm The Ham and couple of internet tumbleweeds get called out in the discussion. Joking about their new self proclaimed stance as the "TMZ" or "60 Minutes" of the poster world, the discussion goes deep into exploring why some people may choose to be "inspired by" and why others just get greedy, and can't seem to exist in the gray areas of the law. In a weird twist of commentary Mark and Billy debate what their level of customer service should be to those that stop by the website or listen to the show. Then in a moment of loosing his mind Mark decides that designers should start sticking together in the same way that cops do! All of this and more is awaiting you through the brotherhood of design known as Adventures In Design Episode 19. 

 

Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
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Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Episode No.17 finds our Hero, Mark, being held hostage in a warehouse located in Philadelphia, PA where a squeegee biker gang called The Awesome Dudes have taken him and local shop owner Shawn Hileman as their prisoners. Can Billy use the power of the internet to disarm the threat before it reaches EPIC levels? Along with the help of Kevin Mercer, Billy races against time to free Mark from the Awesome Dudes deadly grip and save the Masthead Gallery.

Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.

Episode 16 finds Mark & Billy live in the great state of West Virginia where they attempt to entertain the WVU printmaking department in Morgantown. AID flips the script on episode 16 by having Mark & Billy sit on the hot seat as they're interviewed by the printmaking students at WVU. 

 

Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking

Mark and Billy triumphantly return live on stage from Schubas in Chicago. Joined by an all-star cast of Illustrator and poster design friends: Jay Ryan and Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as multimedia artist Shawn Smith of Shawnimals. As the guys navigate their way through their first live podcast you'll hear rousing tales of frustration and inspiration from the front lines of the design world, an audience participated Shop talk Q&A session, and the most unexpected few rounds of "The Newlywed Game" ever played. All this, and everything in between on this LIVE episode of Adventures in Design.  

Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus

“The Hum of Hate”…If shitting out nuggets of wisdom we’re a paid gig, Mark and Billy would be living the good life out in Beverly Hills with Will Smith and the guy who played Balki Bartakamous on Perfect Strangers.  Welcome back faithful listeners to adventure no.14 a.k.a. The Hum of Hate…Truer words have never been spoken about design, and about life really. But like they do every episode, the guys set out to examine the details surrounding this sentiment. 

 

At the top of the show we are treated to some select stories about Billy’s rapidly approaching wedding (congrats Billy, by the way), and Mark goes off on a rant about his contempt for those who wish to reduce the mustache to a mere novelty. While most men with handlebar mustaches look like they should be engaged in almost constant conversation about kazoos, I must side with Mark on this one (Mark was in my wedding and one of three handlebar mustachioed men including myself). Next up is a rousing edition of “Mark fucks with Telemarketers” in where a very willing salesman seems way too aroused at the prospect of being drawn by an “artist” over the phone. On to my favorite part of the show Shop Talk, this is where bullshit artists like me get the real scoop on what’s goes on in the world of graphic design. Joining the guys this week is none other than the inimitable Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus. Fresh off a new Typeface release and knee deep in the middle of creating a line of gift-able items called “Haute Crap”, Dan helps weigh in on a few key issues. The guys answer some listener questions about the economy of using a 3rd party printer from the standpoint of the struggling designer, and Dan makes some great points about the value of the passion that is required in order to have a successful business----that and making sure you don’t squander all your profits on cocaine. Things start to heat up when Billy reveals just how much he judges other poster artist’s ability…errrr…umm, inability to properly screen-print, causing what is sure to be an instant loss in newbie poster artist listenership. Bringing the topic back into the realm of Simplify vs. Detailed, the guys compare the work of two prominent poster artists, Jason Munn and Aaron Horkey. Through this debate, we are reminded of the benefits of both schools of design thought to the point where both artists’ work can be equally appreciated. Finally, the guys discuss the economy and the ethics of submitting your work to a Gallery show, is it worth your time and effort as an artist? Fuck if I know, I just write the copy. 

 

Don’t forget that the live show is September 26th, 2012. If you are in the Chicago area and can make it out, your participation would be much appreciated. Ticket sales and other info after the jump. Adios for now.

 

A few notes:

 

♦ Mark does an amazing Native-American accent

♦ New Zealand and Australia are the same place

♦ Billy is only single for a few more weeks (pregnant strippers are his fav)

♦ Dan is good at stroking……egos

 

Patrick M.

A.I.D. Reporter on the Beat  

 

Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong

Featuring famed poster designer & illustrator Kevin Tong. Mark & Billy try to get into Kevin's well protected ego to see if he thinks of himself as a success in the art scene. The boys pick their favorite ways to die, as well a shop talk that looks deeply into the fear of failure, projecting success but keeping it real at the same time and lastly a detailed suggestion of pricing out that next non prof gig that you get asked to do. All this and more awaits you on the this episode Adventures In Design.

Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames

Mark & Billy reveal who their first sponsor is. The second installment  of guys only. The boys reminisce about the old days of professional wrestling, not being able to sing and being open minded on partying with people that are different than you.  No interview on this episode just a mega long Shop Talk, with the first ever sit in guest, the talented James Flames. This episode of Shop Talk covers design topics like carpal tunnel syndrome, "inspired by" art prints and art shows.

Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 

Episode 11 kicks off with the normal nonsense that has started to define the start of the show… The design podcast that takes at least 10-15 minutes before they actually even start talking about design. In the chitter chatter of non design related topics you'll hear about rescuing dogs and the first ever guy's only segment featuring "Uncle Brickey's Recipe For Perfect Summer Balls". This time around the Circle of Trust goes north of the border to Montreal, Quebec to interview Raymond Biesinger a international man of editorial illustration. Raymond, a regular listener of the show, fits in well as the third wheel and openly talks about how he got into making editorial illustration his main design discipline and at times being the in the sweet spot of turning down 2-3 jobs for every one job that he agrees to. Raymond also shines a little light on to getting clients to "Auction for your time" and about how important it is for him to make sure that his client projects provide enough finical security so that he can afford to get involved in his own passion projects that normally have little to no money attached to them. A great honest and modest interview that intelligently explains the difference between illustration and design careers, his love of history and 101 things you probably didn't know about Canada. During the world famous "shop talk" segment, the show covers the topics of how the creative process works for Mark & Billy individually, advice on when to price a project and how to react to unsettling feedback from your clients. Plus, where to sell your prints online, thoughts on the poster collector website Expresso Beans, advice on picking a good art festival, all of these topics and many more are waiting for you on this episode of Adventures In Design.

 

Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"

A I D E-XTREME! The most E-XTREME Adventures In Design yet!!! Mark & Billy, as always, go over a wide range of non-design related topics, but somehow find themselves ranting and raging on how they may have picked the worst industry in the world to be a part of. The boys are joined in the studio by long time friend John Solimine from Spike Press. John is a Brooklyn-based designer who recently just finished his first iOS app titled Dragon Brush. The interview that follows is a very honest and realistic depiction of what it takes for illustrators to create long-term projects with little to no money attached, thus creating a true labor of love.

Episode 9 "What's Inside You"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 9 "What's Inside You"

Mark and Billy are back with their ninth episode and this time around they have Mitch Putnam & Rob Jones in the studio with them. Mitch Putnam run's the popular poster blog omgposters.com and Rob Jones is a Grammy winning, seasoned poster veteran who is probably most known for his ongoing working relationship with Jack White and all of Jack's musical projects. Mitch & Rob are also 2/3 of the poster powerhouse Mondo, the company that releases some of the finest posters in our art movement. Mondo acts as the middle man between big movie studios and amazing DIY illustrator /designers around the globe. With these four highway men in the studio together, the conversation covers the past, present, and future of poster making, as well as what goes into creating original artwork for various medias, like movies, bands, etc. Aside from this fascinating look into one of the biggest names in today's poster world, episode 9 as always, covers a wide range of design, business and personal topics that Mark and Billy have encountered since the last time they sat down to have this conversation with you.

 

Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"

Episode No.8 covers, as always, a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Billy's new-found love of public transit and Mark's new-found love of Southern California. The Adventures In Design boys discuss 5 brands that make magic, debate the differences between freelance & agency work, give advice on getting started at the local level in the gig poster world, the first ever on air art critique of poster designer Lance Lester and talk about making a contract out of your mistakes. All of this and more on Episode No.8 of Adventures In Design is waiting for you on your favorite podcasting device!

Episode 7 "Want For More"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 7 "Want For More"

Mark & Billy are joined by illustrator James Flames, Allison Glancey and Craig Seder known as Strawberryluna and Mike King from Crash America. Portions were recorded during Flatstock at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This is a podcast about the people who have let good design and bad dreams destroy their lives. Enjoy!!! 

Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"

Designer Mark Brickey, member of Hero Design Studio, meets Delicious Design League's Billy Baumann when he asks him to be his podcast cohost for five minutes. Along the way they learn about Print Mafia, John Vogl of The Bungaloo, life, death and they even learn something about themselves. It's a cross country road trip they'll never forget! Filmed on location during SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas.

Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"
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Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"

Three best friends Mark, Billy and Dan Stiles hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a secondhand poster that fits each of their design styles perfectly.

Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"

Mark and Billy make a new friend Aaron Draplin and he teaches them the true meaning of snowboarding… antics ensue. 

Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"

Mark's feeling down about the lack of podcasting popularity, Billy tries to cheer him up by inviting Dan & Michael from Aesthetic Apparatus to join them on a skiing trip... antics ensue.

Episode 2 "Sun Room"
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Episode 2 "Sun Room"

Mark & Billy get invited into the Sonnenzimmer with their new friends Nick & Nadine... Somehow Billy gets locked out, antics ensue.

Pilot
2017-09-22 13:58:46 UTC
Pilot

"Pilot" Mark and Billy stumble upon the idea of making a podcast about design... only to find out that they're not very good at it.

656 - Minneapolis Shop Talk with Burlesque Of North America, David Witt, and Ann Ryan
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2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:29:01
656 - Minneapolis Shop Talk with Burlesque Of North America, David Witt, and Ann Ryan

From the muddy banks of the Mississippi River to the oversized logos of the U.S. Bank Stadium comes a very special Minneapolis Shop Talk broadcasting out of CO exhibitions. Mark sits down to bang the drum with Mike Davis and Wes Winship from Burlesque Of North America, artist David Witt, and designer Ann Ryan. As each guest takes the stage we uncover their current struggles and successes from their own unique facet of a career in creativity. When is it all hands on deck over at Burlesque? How do you balance child care and comic strips? What is it like to design clothes for kids to wear all across America? Does anyone know what has actually happened on that couch? Learn to fight your own lions a little bit better with some of the chicken nuggets and life experience coming to you from the Twin Cities. Live antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • The three design types, marketing bull terriers, and not taking life too seriously. 
  • Mike and Wes start the Silk Road of screenprinting and design.
  • Becoming an Accidental Businessman with survival scams and more. 
  • All hands on deck at Burlesque. 
  • Working with Jacob Bannon and thriving under pressure. 
  • Living in a time when everything needs to look designed. 
  • Intense print jobs and following what’s in front of you. 
  • Bad business decisions, data, and shifting game plans. 
  • Childcare and comic strips
  • Working plans to pay the bills and looking at Patreon. 
  • The language and the work in comics. 
  • Hitting the right tone at the right time. 
  • Seeing the gap in your work and continuing to make what you love. 
  • Greener grass, great jobs, and some kind of dream. 
  • Was art school worth the student loans?
  • Dividing up design and the percentage of work that gets out the door. 
  • Jumping departments and learning to fight a lion.
  • Dream projects, safe spaces, and going tactile. 
  • New works, legacies, and spotting your work in the wild. 

655 - Dan Ibarra of Thriving Concern "The Exit Interview"
01:26:22
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:26:22
655 - Dan Ibarra of Thriving Concern "The Exit Interview"

It is time for Dan Ibarra's exit interview. After co-founding Aesthetic Apparatus over fifteen years ago, Dan now primarily finds himself as an educator of the arts in various modalities and continues to design at his latest endeavor, Thriving Concern. This pivot was slow in coming but eventually meant the end of his involvement with Aesthetic Apparatus as more and more of his time was spent teaching and filling an emotional gap design alone couldn't fill. By pulling on that string Dan found a whole new side to how he would define "success" in his own creative career and what brought him fulfillment. The work he was doing at Aesthetic Apparatus centered around continually creating new ideas and Dan knew his strengths truly lay in developing long term strategic plans for the people he chose to work with. Instead of forcing that new design approach into how Aesthetic Apparatus operated, he broke away to create Thriving Concern. This "exit interview" is about nurturing growth and having the confidence to follow something new when you know it's time to step away from what used to define you.

Talking Points

  • The search for a career you love, the arrival of desktop publishing, and the entry point Aesthetic Apparatus opened.
  • Unfortunate truths about stardom in the design world.
  • Painful parts behind the scenes that we make look so easy and gauging industry loyalty.
  • Doing the best work you can by putting creative success at the top of the list.
  • Working through the highs and lows of the design drug.
  • Shifting from the cycle of creativity to long term strategic work and another financially fraught career choice.
  • Just dive in and saying so long to 700.
  • Is “success” the right word to define a creative career?
  • Helping other people with the time you have and choosing where you’ll make your money.
  • The start of Schoolhaus, building communities, and proving yourself through life experience.
  • Understanding ideas, creativity, and finding strange connections between disparate objects.
  • Other people’s creative process, the difficulty to verbalize it, and the liberty that comes from constraints.
  • New businesses and old partnerships. 
  • The trajectory of your life.
  • Post Aesthetic Apparatus plans, getting cock blocked by election results, and teaching design to non-designers. 
  • Five months to detach from fifteen years and its effect on your ego. 
  • Leading up to letting go. 
  • Different lives outside of design and starting from zero in education. 
  • Balancing the practitioner side of things and working with the clients you’ve built long term relationships with.
  • The “thing” about Thriving Concern and the flood of communication that’s missing. 
  • The skills that will never leave you from a career in Design. 
  • "Creative success" in conflict with the American Dream.

654 - Hammer Time with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes
01:11:08
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:11:08
654 - Hammer Time with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes

Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes return with candy sacks of treats to ease your pain on the last Monday edition of Hammer Time. The boys review and critique what qualities create great limited edition treats and what qualifies for a quick holiday cash grab. Good laughs, great topics and a little consumer reporting is awaiting for you this morning when you dive into the 12th edition of Hammer Time.  In today’s Circle of Trust enjoy hearing live reviews as the guys do an on air taste testing and Hammer risks his life for your Halloween benefits. Download, turn up the headphones and throw away your sack lunch because your sweet tooth is getting ready to hit HIGH. Your last Monday with Violent Gentlemen crew is guaranteed to get you in a good mood and already feeling like it’s Friday again. 

653 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants
54:35
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 54:35
653 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants

It's that time of the week when we demand you break out the nearest drum and start banging while you devise plans to kill your boss because Shop Talk is officially here. Join Mark, Billy, and Pants as they get into a week's worth of emails, invoices, and deadlines spanning the gamut of the creative profession. Billy is in the middle of calendar crammed week filled with plenty of late nights as he works on a project for McDonald's while also preparing for the upcoming DDL art show, Duotone. Hear all about landing this dipping sauce-centric design job, how Delicious handled the exorbitant amount of work in such a short time, and some direct insight into being a creative director on a project of this magnitude. The boys get into the ups and downs of working a larger job like this and how it can bring to light some of the lesser known qualms of the creative profession like how our schedules affect our pursuits for love, the hard costs we potentially overlook, and knowing when to ignore your client. Antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • Billy lands a client meeting with McDonald’s after the latest Hammer Time.
  • It all started with an email about ten dipping sauces.
  • Putting the League in Delicious Design League and reverse engineering the big things that come in small packages.
  • Designing for the Golden Arches and breaking through the mental block of brand awareness.
  • The heaviness in art and revision checklists you’re morally opposed to.
  • Saying “yes” with purpose.
  • Rebranding, Duotone, and sticking to a schedule.
  • People you love, the creative profession, and guilt.

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Conference adultery and the orbit of people you attract.
  • What dipping sauce fits OKpants the best?
  • Another drop at okpants.shop
  • Fall holidays looming on the horizon.
  • The pains of being the majority.
  • Ray Kroc’s famous Jamz endorsing spy. 

652 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 11
01:05:20
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:05:20
652 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 11

Dan and Nathan return for Chapter 11 of The DKNG Show where we once again step behind the curtain of this design powerhouse and see what makes it work so well. For over a decade these two have led the way with their technical prowess and business acumen so every time they join us on AID you can bet you'll be walking out the door with more chicken nuggets than you'll know what to do with. This episode examines The Decemberists poster the boys just released from concept to completion with some tips along the way that will alter your process to use Illustrator to its full extent. We also get a look at their latest Skillshare class and how they have adapted their format to get the most out of their audience. As one of the top profiles on Dribbble, we also get DKNG's opinion on how Scout will affect them and what it means for other designers who have used that platform for exposure and potential work. Whether you're a Shareware Millionaire or still a starving artist, this installment of The DKNG Show will bring more efficiency to your workflow and help point you in the right direction on finding success in the creative field.

Talking Points

  • Circles, squares, sausages, and triangles. 
  • Concepting out the necessary information and integrating it to your composition.
  • DKNG keeps it smooth, preps for printing, and starts with something they can reimagine. 
  • Setting aside style time for the things that deserve your artistic attention. 
  • The hardest thing to design, keeping your Legos editable, and the point of no return. 
  • The diorama of realism, textures that unify, and the science that brings your artwork to life. 
  • Unboxing DKNG’s latest Skillshare Class. 
  • Do clients understand which DKNG they’re trying to order?
  • Budget, time commitments, and details. 
  • Picking your Top 5, going bite sized, and working with that bendy thing in illustrator. 
  • The cyclical growth of ideas within a Skillshare Classroom. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Civic Duty almost destroys Dan’s career.
  • Projected pros and cons of Dribbble’s Scout. 
  • Selling tickets to a performance you didn’t know you were a part of.
  • Building your kingdom on someone else’s land and using every single egg in your basket. 
  • Deleting Facebook, toking with Hilary, and conspiracy theories about Apple. 
  • Rereleasing out of print Moog posters and a teaser for the next series from DKNG.

TEAM CIRCLE OF TRASH

651 - Shawn Kirkham of Skybound
01:15:22
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:15:22
651 - Shawn Kirkham of Skybound

Shawn Kirkham is in charge of everything you've ever wanted own from Skybound Entertainment. Lunch boxes? Check. G.I. Joe-esque Walking Dead Shiva Force Toys? Check. That insane bat wrapped with barbed wire he's holding on the cover? Yep! We can go ahead and define his day to day as a dream job and Shawn lets us through the doors of Skybound and into the world he helps create that spawned everything from The Walking Dead to Outcast to Saga. The American Dream is evolving into an entirely new beast centered around pop culture and Shawn is right at the center of harnessing the merchandising power behind one of the most powerful IP's around today. The real question is how and where does the next generation consume all of this content? Skybound is building an engaged community that helps provide some of the answers to that question and our interview with Shawn is an insightful look at the what is working in the uncharted new world of pop culture.

Talking Points

  • Pacing, commutes, and entertainment.
  • Skybound is juuuuuuust right with their clubhouse of creativity.
  • Crafting a piece of the puzzle and building your place.
  • Breaking down the wall.
  • From a fan to the second Skybound employee and the organic growth of the company.
  • Getting to geek out a little earlier than the rest of us.
  • Founding the merchandising arm of The Walking Dead at Skybound.
  • Licensing, making what you like, and finding what your fans want.
  • Unboxing the Megabox and analyzing the subscription model for profitability.
  • Rewarding loyal customers, a nostalgia that never fades, and simpler times.
  • Paid positioning to a well defined market.
  • Partnering up and the world of video games.
  • Split seasons with never ending release dates layered across multiple shows that makes for a lot of promotional material.
  • Intellectual Property, Corporate Overlords, or keeping the ownership for yourself.
  • The new Keepers Of The Gate and actively acquiring the next big thing.
  • Moving on to the next thing and borrowing credibility from past projects.
  • Variables in production and believing in your product.

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  •  Flukes, timing, and the next iteration of the American Dream.
  • YouTube Celebrities and the next generation.
  • Keeping spending fun with what we have left and stealing the stoke.
  • Remembering Red Flags from the music industry and how they apply to current consumer culture.
  • Crafting a community.
  • Sales, social media, and personal bandwidth. 
  • Shawn’s white whale.
  • Infamous mix ups and a being built for Desk Times.

TEAM SHAWN KIRKHAM

650 - Hammer Time
01:23:49
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:23:49
650 - Hammer Time

Come eat some oats with your favorite roll dogs Mike, Mark, Gus, and special guest Biggie for the next episode of Hammer Time. The boys are in fine form to kick off your week with some serious hangtime that even got Mark to yell "Eagle." Hammer dominates at a treat guessing game where only the ingredients are given as hints, Gus gets an apology from the boys, and Mark fields a world famous "Would You Rather?" that hits him where it matters most. Don't miss the very first Postamtes Race where Biggie and Hammer anxiously watch the finish line to see who's driver pulls into the driveway first! We've got over two hours of Hammer Time that will get you in the proper mindset to be throwing sun all week long and find your own fluidity.

Talking Points

  • A fly on the wall gets the green cord, pre-nuttin, and shiny legs. 
  • Throwing sun on old souls treat choices, making new memories, and the greatest consumer ever. 
  • Mark yells “Eagle.”
  • Biggie BOGOs with Tommy Toilet and in-depth look at what money can buy you in the bathroom (R2 PooPoo). 
  • The Betes Version Of Risky Business.
  • Behind the curtain at Hammer Time. 
  • Guessing treats one ingredient at a time.
  • The Postmates Race gets built up. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Hammer explains how scientific testing works and Mark explains how handicaps work. 
  • More snacks are uncovered ingredient by ingredient. 
  • Brickey-Era clues, whipped by the green cord, and socks that slide down two inches per podcast. 
  • Surprise visits from Andy Williams, jumping off bridges with your friends, and scratching for the thrill. 
  • Hammer’s Heater in Spin City, Biggie borrows some money, and the Bob’s Hair Gauge. 
  • Mark takes a “Would You Rather.”
  • Immaculate grills, apologies to Signature Gus, and fluidity.
  • Hints at what’s next for Start Today, Rascal-ing around about Hammer Time, and being a real life Rudy.
  • Tesla’s Customer Service. 

TEAM HAMMER TIME

649 - Start Today: Inside Out
01:20:34
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:20:34
649 - Start Today: Inside Out

Inside Out released a small, four song EP called No Spiritual Surrender in March of 1990 that went on to quite possibly be the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Despite disbanding one year after its release, their intense live performances and socially conscious lyrics left a lasting impact on the scene that still ripples outward today. This episode of Start Today opens with the in depth history surrounding Inside Out, the bands working alongside them, and how they came to leave such a lasting impression on the scene in such a short time. Burning Fight was the opening track off their monumental 7" where Zach wanted to remind us that the real struggle was to come down from the soap box and open our arms to anyone who would listen to the positive message we believe in. Mark Brickey and Biggie of Good Fight Entertainment go over each lyric of Burning Fight, share what it has come to mean to each of them, and how this poignant message continues to guide them to this day. Reach out your hand and get ready for the third installment of Start Today.

Talking Points

  • Youth Of Today calls it quits and hardcore begins to turn inward.
  • Familiar faces, new sounds, and the arrival of rivals.
  • Understanding 1990 from the 70’s.
  • Crafting a unique sound that took its time to explode.
  • Burning Fight becomes the slower paced anthem for the shape of hardcore to come.
  • What comes after Inside Out?
  • The revolution that came along with Rage Against The Machine.
  • Channeling your anger to take on the rest of the world. 
  • Coming back to the center where everything started.
  • Overcoming expectations to fulfill your dream.
  • Music as the background to a community, cutting through all the red tape, and understanding the "it" factor.
  • Comedown space, crowd control, and the ninety minutes bands fight for.
  • The changing of the guard in hardcore.
  • Expanding universes, shrinking circles, and finding your tribe.
  • Are you ready for the music that will change your life?

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Straight edge after thirty, violent misconceptions, and in-scene squabbles.
  • Not fitting in today, cutting the fat off the bone, and the engaging art of compromise.
  • Managing others expectations and managing your own.
  • The social structure in the scene changes as new discovery points open the doors to everyone.
  • Walking away when it’s time, the wormhole to heavy, and using the platform while you have it.
  • What is your burning fight now?
  • Spiritual surrender.

TEAM NO SPIRITUAL SURRENDER

647 - Corbett Redford
01:00:01
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:00:01
647 - Corbett Redford

Every movement has somewhere sacred renowned as its birthplace and for East Bay Punk, that is undeniably 924 Gilman. For years this club has been the epicenter of a community formed by outsiders, freethinkers, and cultural revolutionaries armed with nothing more than determination and a few power chords. Corbett Redford spent the last four years of his life pouring over footage chronicling Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and countless others to create his documentary, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk. Who better could properly encapsulate all these vastly unique personalities sharing one common thread than someone who lived through all that triumph and turmoil themselves? Corbett applied what he learned from a fiercely independent scene to plunge headfirst into crafting a story that uplifts the powerfully honest principles behind punk rock and highlights how voices both big and small play a crucial role in shaping communities that matter. This interview weaves between Corbett's own involvement in the scene, how he came to make this beautiful film about it, and what is next on the horizon for him.

Talking Points

  • "You're cool... but fuck your band" and three friendly guidelines from Billie Joe.
  • A handbook for building a community with music as a backdrop. 
  • Remembering what you learned about what you are capable of building. 
  • Finding connections with the human element when you need it. 
  • A culture shift towards celebrating the outsiders. 
  • Eggplants in every scene and how artists see art. 
  • Is inclusivity the answer?
  • Learning to meet people in the middle. 
  • Not every band can be Fugazi and products of bad geography. 
  • Sitting face to face with real racism, putting out a helping hand, and getting someone on the path. 
  • The DIY mentality on being who you want to be. 
  • Silent contributors to Gilman and never forgetting where you come from. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Slipping into the next thing through music. 
  • Life always finds a way. 
  • Did everyone have their coffee today?
  • Where is the next place to go?
  • Collaborating with Iggy Pop and working with your heroes to get the real story. 
  • Who was Corbett in this film?
  • Finding your next steps and learning new reflexes.
  • Can you go back to normal life? 
  • Recalibration, responsibility, and the real creative crescendo. 
  • Exhaustion, art, and emotional lottery tickets.
  • Keeping the stoke. 

TEAM TURN IT AROUND

646 - Hammer Time
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646 - Hammer Time

Hammer Time X is upon us and the cast is taking on the McDonald's menu in all of its thirty two item glory. Mark, Tavo, and Hammer reminisce about the food that made them into men and use our tried and true system of democracy to determine which foods will advance and what falls by the wayside. Breakfast. Dessert. Sandwich. Snack. Division by calorie packed division square off in a food fight to the finish with only one true victor left standing when the carnage finally subsides. Along the way, your boys drop the secret to making a McDoogle, unmask the bagel industry not based in New York, and mix ethnic delicacies to create all new gourmet experiences. Toss in a few stories from Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks and a few other antics that ensue and you have yourself a Hammer Time that will have you say "I'm lovin' it."

Talking Points

  • The Comment Piñatas get cracked open. 
  • A sticky syrup situation, rolls with holes, and PB Times. 
  • The Snowman Shuffle to the first Veagle. 
  • Quarter Pounder flounders.
  • Simpler times in America on the back nine and bringing people together. 
  • The McDoogle, the "presence of health," and sauce strategies. 
  • Defending the cheeseburger. 
  • Hammer makes you an offer you can't refuse.
  • Chef Jandora applies to Tavo's Tacos in full force.
  • Mark wins the Social Lottery. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Momo watches Sofia and Blanche getting that Nut Nut.
  • Potatoes aren't apples and owning all the blueberries in the world. 
  • Revisiting blizzards and understanding food adultery. 
  • The first Cheeseburger McFlurry. 
  • Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks earns him an extra nickel every hour... that he declines. 
  • Vibing since youth, The Pizza Song, and the varying levels of Coca-Cola Classic (including a secret level). 
  • Moments of silence as potentially planted moments of entertainment. 
  • Where are you Biggie in your life?
  • The Final Four Face Off and the grande royale battle to the finish. 
  • Hawaiian Pizza Alternates, Kung Pao-ritos, and a Would You Rather that's Dragon Ballz Deep. 

TEAM FUCKIN HAMMER TIME

645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam
01:00:16
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:00:16
645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam

The August Poster Countdown is here with Mark Brickey and Mitch Putnam of OMGposters.com guiding you through a month chock full of raw talent and jaw dropping pieces. As we move higher and higher up the ranks, you can study how each artist harnessed their creativity to truly hone in on what each work attempted to communicate. These two captains of industry point out what makes each poster stand out from the rest and lend time tested, industry insight into the business behind creativity. Is a portrait or landscape layout better for your next composition? Are you great enough to be deliberately sloppy? Do you have the guts to put blue cheese on pizza? With such a wide array of style and subject matter exhibited across this month's selections, you are sure to walk away with countless chicken nuggets about the subtle finesse behind design expertly wielded by these artists.

Talking Prints

  • The slow decline of cinema and the evolution of its marketing tactics. 
  • Low budget horror films that make money but lack the quality Mondo would confidently stand behind. 
  • Hitting the tone of what you're trying to capture in your work. 
  • Making humor translate and avoiding likeness rights through illustrative styles. 
  • The power of portrait. 
  • Sturdy women, traditional styles, and Revolver videos. 
  • Metallica posters, Space Riders, and inspired hires who actually try something different. 
  • Consistently piling on your signature style with details and layering. 
  • A moment for Pizza that makes no sense. 
  • Reminiscent posters that harken back to a better time for gig posters and cementing yourself in the community. 
  • Existing in incubators and honing your craft. 
  • Grayscale grief online. 
  • A quiet breath of fresh air, your client's success is also your own, and inspired secondary photos. 
  • Challenging infographics that most artists want to take on. 
  • Making type that talks, lego pieces that work for you, and some new bookmarks you need. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Prints

  • When real world TLC backfires and the intense process behind James Jean's work that puts him in competition with no one but itself. 
  • Avant-garde client work that comes from a totally different world. 
  • Harnessing the power of white. 
  • Mood, silence, and tone, following the career path of Dan McCarthy, and the difficult lesson of restraint. 
  • Understanding finesse. 
  • Master Lego Builders and working the information into the composition. 
  • Mixing hand drawn illustrations and real world photos. 
  • Are you deliberately sloppy or just not talented? 
  • Experimenting outside the Star Wars universe and guessing at the long term cultural footprint of modern IP's. 
  • From marketing to meritocracy. 
  • Negative space is self confidence and Mondo teams up with Black Dragon Press. 
  • Form, function, and split fountains. 
  • Nailing line weight like a master. 

TEAM POSTER COUNTDOWN

644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants
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644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants

Bang that drum because Shop Talk is here and ready to rumble. Mark, Billy, and James have teamed up around the proverbial water cooler to dish dirt, share stories, and drop chicken nuggets like there's no tomorrow. How much does your name truly affect your life and how you are perceived? If you could have a dream team of five people what would they be doing for you? Are you held down by a customer first mentality that isn't leaving you creatively fulfilled? Get ready to dive into the deep end with your favorite coworkers as they tackle issues and dole out advice to prepare you for the next big steps on your own journey. Sechrist out!

Talking Points

  • Delicious gets gothic and makes an Ambrose alert. 
  • Getting Raw with the cast of Hammer Time and fans who cross over. 
  • How much does your name affect your life?
  • Flushing out a dream team of five people to help you achieve your dreams for five years. 
  • Altering the structure at Delicious Design League to better utilize everyone's talents. 
  • Billy faces off against Aaron in a boxing match of his dreams. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Developing the proper timeline to think about your customer. 
  • How do you approach the artboard?
  • Hoping for hits and staying creatively fulfilled. 
  • Gauging your market.
  • Darlings that remake themselves and icons that fade away. 
  • Forward thinking design aesthetics or communicating with your customer. 
  • PSAs from Billy, Mark, and OKpants. 
  • Delicious Design League presents at Duotone at Gallery F. 
  • VR on the cultural horizon and the slow disconnect from one another. 

TEAM CHARLIE CHARLIE

643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro
01:00:54
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:00:54
643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro

Making your dream a reality is the first step on the long road of keeping your dream a reality. Between finding funds to keep things going and generating new users in a marketplace pulling their attention in every which way, ProductionPro continues to revolve around their single source of truth. Alex Libby returns to Adventures In Design to share what a year and a half of fighting the good fight has taught him and how his app idea turned into a dedicated team of people collaborating to further adapt their product towards what the entertainment industry wants. Mark opens the episode letting us all behind the curtain on how he is curtailing these interviews to help everyone stop following the leader and start learning how you can start taking down the walls that are in front of your own challenges. Just like ProductionPro, we are trying to help you perform at the height of your creativity.

Talking Points

  • The changing creative landscape and interviewing creatives from other fields.
  • Following the leader or learning from their triumphs.
  • Taking down another brick in the wall.
  • Does your career seem easier to you now?
  • Becoming Appletes ™. 
  • Working towards what you love. 
  • Finding the single source of truth and learning from your users. 
  • Splitting up episodes and viewing the same content in different ways. 
  • A three year journey to find a meaningful and succinct way to say what you're doing. 
  • Raising money, finding users, and the hungry tech beast. 
  • A cultural challenge to find usability. 
  • Competition, one hundred "No's," and checking off some boxes for your investors.
  • The shift to show off your team. 
  • How far can this go? How big can this get?
  • Choosing between the friendly sell and the hard sell. 
  • Forever funding and meaningful metrics. 
  • Making something you can actually show people. 
  • Protecting the team and educating them about an industry they never thought they'd be a part of. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  •  Hating the day to day but loving what you're working towards. 
  • Death Bed Hindsight. 
  • Pitching do's and don'ts. 
  • Operating inside the Disney Accelerator. 
  • Accessing the most creative minds to improve your product. 
  • The Bi Coastal lifestyle. 
  • Significantly moving the needle. 
  • Fighting for a real idea at the core of what you do. 

642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs
01:33:12
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:33:12
642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs

The Gang dreams of opening their own pizzeria.

Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:54:36
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:54:36
Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

Featuring an all new introduction with Mark and David breaking down how this episode rose through the ranks to be one of the Best from 2017 (so far).

Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits. 

Talking Points

  • Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over. 
  • Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe. 
  • Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play. 
  • Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing. 
  • Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan. 
  • Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work. 
  • There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness. 
  • The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving. 
  • Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right. 
  • Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.
  • The importance of saying sorry face to face. 
  • Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love. 

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut. 

574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:39:38
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:39:38
574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits.

 

Talking Points

- Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over.

- Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe.

- Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play.

- Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing.

- Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan.

- Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work.

- There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness.

- The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving.

- Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right.

- Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.

- The importance of saying sorry face to face.

- Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love.

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut.

503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach
01:10:48
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC 01:10:48
503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach

THE 12 TUBES OF CHRISTMAS TUBE 3 - DONATE FEEDING LONG BEACH For Our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser We Have Decide To Help Homeless And Hungry People In Need. We Will Be Asking For Your Donations From Now Until Sunday At Midnight. 110% Of The Money Raised Will Go To Feeding Long Beach. The Brickey Family Will Match Your Donation By 10% We Will Purchase Toiletries, Underwear, Socks, Plastic Bags (For Food Distribution) And Other Basic Supplies That You And I Take For Granted But Could Greatly Help A Person In Need. Watch The Shopping On Instagram Live And Look To This Page For A Copy Of The Receipt Of Purchase. By Donating Your Name May Be Randomly Selected To Win One Of The Following Donated Prizes

$100 Gift Card From Mondo

$100 Gift Card From Mitch Putnam of Posters and Toys or The VACVVM

$50 Gift Card From PinGameStrong.com

Win 1 of 5 DKNG Polar Bear Prints courtesy of  Adventures In Design

A Years Subscription To The Circle of Trust

$100 Gift Card For The Adventures In Design Store *On AID/COT Merchandise Only

Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC
Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames

The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All! 

 

For More About This Episode Visit AIDpodcast.com

 

Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”
2017-10-08 03:10:30 UTC
Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose? 

Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.

Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort

Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.

 

(This podcast can be watched in it's entirety on demand via our YouTube channel)

Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken

On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.

Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"

Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design. 

Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"

Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.

Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.

Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"

Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.

Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”

The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.

AID37 Cast & Credits

Special Thanks - To all of our friends at Flatstock that allowed us to record their thoughts and good times.

Hero Design Studio - Mark Brickey;  hosting, editing and packaging the show.

Delicious Design League - Billy Baumann; co-hosting and graphics.

James Flames - James Flames; on air producer, mastering and mixing the episode.

Jakprints - The official official printer of The Circle of Trust. Use our coupon code and save today.

Printed-Matters - Andy Rench for creating this website.

Mondo - Thanks for helping us capture their bizarre world with a private gallery viewing and for setting up interviews.

Expresso Beans - Stop by and check out the world of print collecting.

OMG Posters - Mitch Putnam for his time, helping setup this episode and over all support of AID.

Martin Ansin - Our favorite illustrator / graphic designer from South America.

Kevin Tong - A Poster Man and regular friend to the show.

Soundtrack  - Is available on Spotify.

Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"

Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.

Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01

This low-fi episode will be available for a limited time only. We hope you enjoy this temporary format while our new recording studio is being built.

Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"

The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love! 

Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"

Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.

Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"

It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism".  We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving.  James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom. 

 

Mark gets nostalgic over missing out on Dairy Queen Blizzards this year, and he reveals that he has an ongoing issue with sprinkles.  (It's a lifestyle choice, really.) He can, however, get into the sport of arguing.  James and Billy try to convince Mark that it's okay to watch TV show previews, but he's just not that interested in what they have to say.  Rather, our outspoken host bluntly reveals his stance on bullying, and how it helped shape him into becoming the World's Best Podcaster as he is known today. Our guest is the prolific artist known for his legendary body of skateboard graphics, Don Pendleton.  Don began skateboarding in the mid eighties at the age of 14, and has been a part of skateboarding culture for over 20 years, 15 of which have been dedicated to producing skateboard art.  Mark and Don talk about the culture of action sports and the connection between art and skateboarding.  The Do-It-Yourself approach was a homemade outlet for creativity, offering up fresh opportunities to develop new tricks, to make music in bands, and more. As you prepare to gather around your family this Thanksgiving, pull up a chair next to your uncle Buck, put on your headphones, and share your holiday with us instead.  Our shop talk will get you into the spirit of Thanksgiving as Mark tells a story about committing food adultery. And as many of you get a few days off work, the work for us hardly ever ends.  James discusses what its like working on the weekends, and how there's solidarity in numbers.  Plus, we've got a grand announcement at the end of the show that you won't wanna miss!  May the future be with you...

Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"

AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on  crappy logo designs.  One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face.  Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.

Everyone's excited for our extensive interview with the one and only Daniel Danger.  He reveals his “Sting Method” for maintaining stamina while creating his signature, heavily-illustrated prints.  We talk limited editions, timed-editions, dropping out of school, Cowboys and Aliens, and we don't stop there. Just what makes Daniel so Dangerous, anyway?  We're bringing you a colossal, 31st episode of Adventures in Design,  loaded with design and illustration info and a man-sized appetite for full-sized Snickers.  

Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor
2017-10-08 03:10:31 UTC
Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor

AID XXX is cumming your way!  This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet.  We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design.  This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before.  We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials.  Is James Flames wearing pants?  (We'll never tell.) 


From across the pond, we are so pleased to welcome our friend, Matt Taylor, feather hat and all.  We talk design, clients, and the WWF. (You know, wrestling. The real stuff. Not some animal bullshit.)
We're so excited to be back in the studio that we just don't want this episode to ever end.  The musk is seeping through the airwaves. Join us for an extended listen of our “dirty thirty” episode.   Have your tissues on standby, AID XXX is going to blow you...away. 


Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University

Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University.  Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room.  We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park.  Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.

We've gotta admit, North Dakota has some of the nicest people in the real, 48 states, but where are all the fucking buildings here?  Is it just us, or is there such a thing as too much space?  I'm afraid we're experiencing early symptoms of 'Spaceophobia'.  The only cure?  Surrounding our artsy-fartsy, city hearts with some truly, down-home guests for a casual chat about design culture here in the “Magic City”. We begin with Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller, co-founders and “Fathers” of Notstock, an entertaining, multi-day, arts event hosted by Minot State University.  Laurie discusses the mission of Notstock and how area schools and the community are becoming engaged in the arts, while we ask Bill to talk with us about his passion for American muscle cars and the direct influence these majestic pieces of machinery have on his work. Next, Dan Sharbono and Alyssa Weyrauch Sharbono, creative team of 62 Doors Gallery and Studios discuss the adaptability of artists, how environmental setbacks and the growing oil industry are swiftly shaping the landscape for artists seeking space in Minot, and more.   Shop Talk is bigger and better than ever, jam-packed with essential design resources. The boys unlock the secrets behind Delicious Design League's registration process and add expert advice on film placement when burning your screens.  The boys keep you informed about issues developing in the printmaking arena as the process gain popularity in the craft fair circuit. Billy gives James art direction on his horrible, gig poster concepts, and finally, we welcome our friend Takuma to the couch to discuss Japanese culture and refrigerators with us.  Join us for maniacal laughs down at the student union, The Beaverchomp, the almost certainly fictional name for what we imagine colleges like name these sorts of things, for an indispensable 29th edition of Adventures in Design. 

 

Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley

We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design.  Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees.  Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality.  There's singing. There's hair.  And we don't care.  Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design. 

Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"

Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland.  No subject is too off-topic.  The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery.  We say “yes” to having too much fun.  All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.

 

Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam

Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages. 

Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"

Just a year and half ago, the first episode of Adventures in Design was released. One of the first things ever heard on the show was "Worst Podcast Ever". Fast forward to today and the show starts of boasting "World's Greatest Design Podcast", but don't worry soon there after the conversation shifts to being the best at podcasting is close to being useless (even while celebrating great success the boys can still keep it humble). Switching over to their famous random chit chat the guys all marvel at how manly Billy is for building a staircase on the back of his house, Mark talks about accidentally stumbling into a Sea Festival, talking to podcast listeners in the wild, what they each look for in picking a guests for the show and of course they guys all rally around the future fun of their August appearance in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation. 

 

Illustrator Tom Whalen stops by the show to let everyone know that his career is just as fun as it seems on French paper. Tom goes into his origin story and explains how stumbled upon his minimalistic design style while in art school. Mark explains to Tom that Steamboat Willy was the first ever Mickey Mouse cartoon as the team discusses Southern California's love for Disneyland and they all talk about the scene at comic shows. A good discussion breaks out on is taking the higher moral road the best way to "kickstart" a career or do short cuts pay off professionally. 

 

During the world famous Shop Talk segment the topics range from the rich getting richer, is Obey a cool brand or not, taking your eye off the career ball and losing momentum quickly, Mark offers relationship advice and where to go to meet women when you're a designer, the ongoing discussion of timed edition prints and collect ability, a open hate session on Will Smith, the pleasure in making customers happy versus clients, Eagles football, how to explain pricing models to your clients, always asking for a deposit upfront, how getting paid upfront sucks for motivation and lastly a nice thank you to everyone for helping the show reach 100,000 downloads! All of this and a couple of surprises are awaiting you on your next Adventure In Design. 

Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"

Episode 24 starts of with a big announcement that will change the sound of the show, for the first time EVER we find our Adventure In Design starting of with not just 2 voices but 3, that's right the  announcement that James Flames will be joining the show as a full time on air personality/producer. This is great news for all the Team James Flames people out there in podcast land. Not only do the boys introduce a new full time me member to the show but they also introduce a new design game that will certainly sweep the design community by storm Hire, Retire & Fire. Watch your ass could you easily be the next person to get fired by the maniacs at Adventures in Design. Speaking of getting hired, the guys talk about their upcoming live shows at Gallery F in Chicago this July and their headlining appearance in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. You can hear the excitement building as the AID summer tour season is quickly approaching, make sure you check out one of this summer's LIVE show recordings or invite the podcast to come out to your city for a design experience like none other on planet earth. If you really want a unique listener experience you can always go out to eat with Mark, in episode 24 Billy and James talk about some of their favorite times out on the road breaking bread and coeds with Mark. However, sharing a dinner out on the town isn't the only way to enjoy some time with Mr. Brickey, you can always instead just ask him to spell words for you, which can be hours on entertainment. Lastly, what wouldn't an episode of the show be without some good ol fashioned complaining about shitty Kickstarter campaigns.

 

Next up Dan Ibarra, from Aesthetic Apparatus, makes his third appearance on the show to introduce the Circle of Trust to Schoolha.us the new group-mentorship program by AA. Dan quickly informs everyone to the new way of thinking going on over at camp AA and Dan also defines that 3 or more people are needed to have a crew. Explaining what they feel is wrong with the current design education process Dan gives a glimpse into the different methods of learning and team building that they hope to create with Schoolha.us. Having a goal and wanting to learn is the key dynamic to being a successful part of the Schoolha.us program, simply put you learn what you want to learn and when you feel you're done, you're done… No more "force feeding" style of studio education. Learn more by visiting their new website here: http://schoolha.us As with all things Adventures In Design, eventually the guys debate on the long term effects that Schoolha.us may have on Aesthetic Apparatus. So even if you're a well seasoned pro, you can hopefully relate to the delicate balance of being selfless/selfish with your career, doing what you love and what you have to do, to make a honest living. 

 

Keeping with the educational theme of Schoolha.us during Shop Talk the crew all discuss what they do and don't want to see in student portfolios and their expectations in conversation during the interview process. Moving over to their own work, more specifically showing new work to clients, the guys all discuss managing early client expectations and trying to not let folks leap to ridiculous conclusions on early rounds of work. Also, a lengthy discussion occurs when Mark shares his frustration with clients simply changing their minds and really the scope of projects in the middle of a ongoing job and how this can really effect the designer's bottom line if they don't take up for themselves. Comparing clients to 3 year olds, double taking your way out of jam and standing up for good design are just a few of the bullet points in possibly the longest ever AID discussion on dealing with those that hire you to do what you do… and to hopefully do it well.

 

Every now and again the show even talks about the art of design… Billy initiates a very interesting conversation on a recent Man of Steel poster curated by Mondo. Everyone takes a turn talking about designer influence and paying tribute while still leaving your own fingerprints on your work. See attached graphic below to visually see the conversation about his print and it's rich history and ever richer future. 

 

Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"

Episode 23 gets to the point pretty damn fast, the episode is all about the interview with Australian illustrator designer Ken Taylor. Ken is known for having a strong body of poster work for the movie, music and art gallery world. He's a regular listener to the show, and president of the Australian Circle of Trust, making him fit right into the conversation with Mark and Billy. Over the span of a 100 minutes the boys cover: How Ken Taylor got his start in Australia and eventually became a well known name in the US poster scene, debate the difference between designing music, movie and art posters, Ken talks about his process and getting lost in the details while working, the amount of time he spends making these pieces, properly pricing jobs, negotiating with clients and Ken even talks about buying and trading posters at Flatstock in Austin, Texas and lastly what posters he has hanging on his own walls at home.

Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"

 

British designer/animator Fraser Davidson swings by the show to talk about how "magic" makes the budget go up and his exploration of love for sports design and branding. James Flames joins the boys in Shop Talk where Mark puts Billy and James against one another to take on rounds of betting on the Info Graphic of Trust, a listener survey conducted earlier this year by Tom Booth. All of this and more is waiting for you on the 22nd voyage of the Adventures In Design rocket ship!!

 

Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"

Mark & Billy are back from their personal hiatus and have a lot to catch up on! Joined in the studio with Brooklyn based pals Doug & Jason from Morning Breath, the gang cruises through the history of Think Skateboards, how Thrasher Magazine owns everything and try to figure out why LL Cool J doesn't have a Chapstick endorsement? Album cover art, hating contracts, working to pay the bills, hat lessons, healthy girls and so many more topics are waiting for you on Episode 21 of Adventures In Design!! 

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"  - Recorded in two parts. Act one of Mark and Billy's latest adventure was recorded on the eve of Mark's cross country flight to find a new home in Southern California. The show starts with a lengthy, super late, Super Bowl commercial critique where Mark & Billy rate their favorite billion dollars ads and then rant on all those that they hated during America's largest annual Television event. The show then takes a turn where Mark shed's insight into his nervousness and fears for what lies ahead for him the next day. On the eve of a life long dream, to relocate to the Los Angeles area, Mark looks to Billy for insight into Billy's move to Chicago. In one of the more genuine segments of the show's history, Adventures In Design starts to sound much more like two great friends talking on the phone, rather than a recorded podcast for the public. 

 

Act two was recorded one week later where we find out the results of Mark's cross country dreams and find our host in a very different state of mind than we did in act one. Due to a couple of technical problems we find Mark and Billy joined by a surprise guest, non other than James Flames. The known AID trio sits back and have their usual Shop Talk rants and raves where they discuss being interviewed for books, finding an agent, managing supply and demand and whatever else pops into their heads. All while being joined by a very special guest, the talented Dan Kuhklen of DKNG Studios. 

 

Recorded in 5 different cities and edited while flying from coast to coast, the newest Adventure In Design is indeed the tale of two sides of the human mind… The fear of failure and the celebration of succeeding. If you have ever been scared to relocate for your path in life, may this episode be your companion. 

 

Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"

The 19th adventure takes off with Mark broadcasting "live" from his in-laws fiery warm basement in Cheektowaga, NY. Now that Mark is officially homeless, and has nothing but time on his hands, during a 4 month break from design, he and Billy catch up on what they have both been doing since we last found them at the end of November 2012. They also talk about the victory in launching their new show website AIDpodcast.com and how getting that project off of the ground has been a blessing. While discussing Mark's upcoming cross country road trip Billy comes up with the genius idea that they should gather design questions for Mark to ask of strangers along the way from New York  to California. After a heated discussion of standardized goalie masks in the NHL the boys need to cool their jets and take a music break before getting a James Flames hosted shop talk going. In the midst of the audio break, due to not currently having a phone line, Mark shares a classic telemarketer call where a accidental wrong number leads to one memorable email address. The call was made in 2003 long before Adventures In Design had hit the airwaves or Hero had ever even printed their first poster.

 

James Flames joins the show for his fourth show appearance and third time sitting in on Shop Talk. Out of the gate Mark complains about how shitty CG cartoons are these days, Billy offers some contemporary children's cartoons worthy of checking out and then the whole gang reminisces on watching TV after school back in the day. The gang also tries to figure out the exact label for what it is they all do for a living, which for the fist time in show history, leaves everyone speechless. Even though no one seems to know the exact label the guys share a discussion on how almost everyone's New Year's Design Resolutions where hitting the same themes, the boys debate whether one can ever truly have a proper life balance while owning their own business. Mark and Billy confess their South By Southwest secrets to James and he's not happy with what he hears. 

 

In a interactive media loop, the podcast comments on recent blog drama that has taken place on their website AIDpodcast.com where Calm The Ham and couple of internet tumbleweeds get called out in the discussion. Joking about their new self proclaimed stance as the "TMZ" or "60 Minutes" of the poster world, the discussion goes deep into exploring why some people may choose to be "inspired by" and why others just get greedy, and can't seem to exist in the gray areas of the law. In a weird twist of commentary Mark and Billy debate what their level of customer service should be to those that stop by the website or listen to the show. Then in a moment of loosing his mind Mark decides that designers should start sticking together in the same way that cops do! All of this and more is awaiting you through the brotherhood of design known as Adventures In Design Episode 19. 

 

Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Episode No.17 finds our Hero, Mark, being held hostage in a warehouse located in Philadelphia, PA where a squeegee biker gang called The Awesome Dudes have taken him and local shop owner Shawn Hileman as their prisoners. Can Billy use the power of the internet to disarm the threat before it reaches EPIC levels? Along with the help of Kevin Mercer, Billy races against time to free Mark from the Awesome Dudes deadly grip and save the Masthead Gallery.

Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.

Episode 16 finds Mark & Billy live in the great state of West Virginia where they attempt to entertain the WVU printmaking department in Morgantown. AID flips the script on episode 16 by having Mark & Billy sit on the hot seat as they're interviewed by the printmaking students at WVU. 

 

Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking

Mark and Billy triumphantly return live on stage from Schubas in Chicago. Joined by an all-star cast of Illustrator and poster design friends: Jay Ryan and Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as multimedia artist Shawn Smith of Shawnimals. As the guys navigate their way through their first live podcast you'll hear rousing tales of frustration and inspiration from the front lines of the design world, an audience participated Shop talk Q&A session, and the most unexpected few rounds of "The Newlywed Game" ever played. All this, and everything in between on this LIVE episode of Adventures in Design.  

Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus
2017-10-08 03:10:32 UTC
Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus

“The Hum of Hate”…If shitting out nuggets of wisdom we’re a paid gig, Mark and Billy would be living the good life out in Beverly Hills with Will Smith and the guy who played Balki Bartakamous on Perfect Strangers.  Welcome back faithful listeners to adventure no.14 a.k.a. The Hum of Hate…Truer words have never been spoken about design, and about life really. But like they do every episode, the guys set out to examine the details surrounding this sentiment. 

 

At the top of the show we are treated to some select stories about Billy’s rapidly approaching wedding (congrats Billy, by the way), and Mark goes off on a rant about his contempt for those who wish to reduce the mustache to a mere novelty. While most men with handlebar mustaches look like they should be engaged in almost constant conversation about kazoos, I must side with Mark on this one (Mark was in my wedding and one of three handlebar mustachioed men including myself). Next up is a rousing edition of “Mark fucks with Telemarketers” in where a very willing salesman seems way too aroused at the prospect of being drawn by an “artist” over the phone. On to my favorite part of the show Shop Talk, this is where bullshit artists like me get the real scoop on what’s goes on in the world of graphic design. Joining the guys this week is none other than the inimitable Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus. Fresh off a new Typeface release and knee deep in the middle of creating a line of gift-able items called “Haute Crap”, Dan helps weigh in on a few key issues. The guys answer some listener questions about the economy of using a 3rd party printer from the standpoint of the struggling designer, and Dan makes some great points about the value of the passion that is required in order to have a successful business----that and making sure you don’t squander all your profits on cocaine. Things start to heat up when Billy reveals just how much he judges other poster artist’s ability…errrr…umm, inability to properly screen-print, causing what is sure to be an instant loss in newbie poster artist listenership. Bringing the topic back into the realm of Simplify vs. Detailed, the guys compare the work of two prominent poster artists, Jason Munn and Aaron Horkey. Through this debate, we are reminded of the benefits of both schools of design thought to the point where both artists’ work can be equally appreciated. Finally, the guys discuss the economy and the ethics of submitting your work to a Gallery show, is it worth your time and effort as an artist? Fuck if I know, I just write the copy. 

 

Don’t forget that the live show is September 26th, 2012. If you are in the Chicago area and can make it out, your participation would be much appreciated. Ticket sales and other info after the jump. Adios for now.

 

A few notes:

 

♦ Mark does an amazing Native-American accent

♦ New Zealand and Australia are the same place

♦ Billy is only single for a few more weeks (pregnant strippers are his fav)

♦ Dan is good at stroking……egos

 

Patrick M.

A.I.D. Reporter on the Beat  

 

Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong

Featuring famed poster designer & illustrator Kevin Tong. Mark & Billy try to get into Kevin's well protected ego to see if he thinks of himself as a success in the art scene. The boys pick their favorite ways to die, as well a shop talk that looks deeply into the fear of failure, projecting success but keeping it real at the same time and lastly a detailed suggestion of pricing out that next non prof gig that you get asked to do. All this and more awaits you on the this episode Adventures In Design.

Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames

Mark & Billy reveal who their first sponsor is. The second installment  of guys only. The boys reminisce about the old days of professional wrestling, not being able to sing and being open minded on partying with people that are different than you.  No interview on this episode just a mega long Shop Talk, with the first ever sit in guest, the talented James Flames. This episode of Shop Talk covers design topics like carpal tunnel syndrome, "inspired by" art prints and art shows.

Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 

Episode 11 kicks off with the normal nonsense that has started to define the start of the show… The design podcast that takes at least 10-15 minutes before they actually even start talking about design. In the chitter chatter of non design related topics you'll hear about rescuing dogs and the first ever guy's only segment featuring "Uncle Brickey's Recipe For Perfect Summer Balls". This time around the Circle of Trust goes north of the border to Montreal, Quebec to interview Raymond Biesinger a international man of editorial illustration. Raymond, a regular listener of the show, fits in well as the third wheel and openly talks about how he got into making editorial illustration his main design discipline and at times being the in the sweet spot of turning down 2-3 jobs for every one job that he agrees to. Raymond also shines a little light on to getting clients to "Auction for your time" and about how important it is for him to make sure that his client projects provide enough finical security so that he can afford to get involved in his own passion projects that normally have little to no money attached to them. A great honest and modest interview that intelligently explains the difference between illustration and design careers, his love of history and 101 things you probably didn't know about Canada. During the world famous "shop talk" segment, the show covers the topics of how the creative process works for Mark & Billy individually, advice on when to price a project and how to react to unsettling feedback from your clients. Plus, where to sell your prints online, thoughts on the poster collector website Expresso Beans, advice on picking a good art festival, all of these topics and many more are waiting for you on this episode of Adventures In Design.

 

Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"

A I D E-XTREME! The most E-XTREME Adventures In Design yet!!! Mark & Billy, as always, go over a wide range of non-design related topics, but somehow find themselves ranting and raging on how they may have picked the worst industry in the world to be a part of. The boys are joined in the studio by long time friend John Solimine from Spike Press. John is a Brooklyn-based designer who recently just finished his first iOS app titled Dragon Brush. The interview that follows is a very honest and realistic depiction of what it takes for illustrators to create long-term projects with little to no money attached, thus creating a true labor of love.

Episode 9 "What's Inside You"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 9 "What's Inside You"

Mark and Billy are back with their ninth episode and this time around they have Mitch Putnam & Rob Jones in the studio with them. Mitch Putnam run's the popular poster blog omgposters.com and Rob Jones is a Grammy winning, seasoned poster veteran who is probably most known for his ongoing working relationship with Jack White and all of Jack's musical projects. Mitch & Rob are also 2/3 of the poster powerhouse Mondo, the company that releases some of the finest posters in our art movement. Mondo acts as the middle man between big movie studios and amazing DIY illustrator /designers around the globe. With these four highway men in the studio together, the conversation covers the past, present, and future of poster making, as well as what goes into creating original artwork for various medias, like movies, bands, etc. Aside from this fascinating look into one of the biggest names in today's poster world, episode 9 as always, covers a wide range of design, business and personal topics that Mark and Billy have encountered since the last time they sat down to have this conversation with you.

 

Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"

Episode No.8 covers, as always, a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Billy's new-found love of public transit and Mark's new-found love of Southern California. The Adventures In Design boys discuss 5 brands that make magic, debate the differences between freelance & agency work, give advice on getting started at the local level in the gig poster world, the first ever on air art critique of poster designer Lance Lester and talk about making a contract out of your mistakes. All of this and more on Episode No.8 of Adventures In Design is waiting for you on your favorite podcasting device!

Episode 7 "Want For More"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 7 "Want For More"

Mark & Billy are joined by illustrator James Flames, Allison Glancey and Craig Seder known as Strawberryluna and Mike King from Crash America. Portions were recorded during Flatstock at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This is a podcast about the people who have let good design and bad dreams destroy their lives. Enjoy!!! 

Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"

Designer Mark Brickey, member of Hero Design Studio, meets Delicious Design League's Billy Baumann when he asks him to be his podcast cohost for five minutes. Along the way they learn about Print Mafia, John Vogl of The Bungaloo, life, death and they even learn something about themselves. It's a cross country road trip they'll never forget! Filmed on location during SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas.

Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"
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Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"

Three best friends Mark, Billy and Dan Stiles hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a secondhand poster that fits each of their design styles perfectly.

Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"

Mark and Billy make a new friend Aaron Draplin and he teaches them the true meaning of snowboarding… antics ensue. 

Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"

Mark's feeling down about the lack of podcasting popularity, Billy tries to cheer him up by inviting Dan & Michael from Aesthetic Apparatus to join them on a skiing trip... antics ensue.

Episode 2 "Sun Room"
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Episode 2 "Sun Room"

Mark & Billy get invited into the Sonnenzimmer with their new friends Nick & Nadine... Somehow Billy gets locked out, antics ensue.

Pilot
2017-10-08 03:10:33 UTC
Pilot

"Pilot" Mark and Billy stumble upon the idea of making a podcast about design... only to find out that they're not very good at it.

658 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 12
01:04:43
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:04:43
658 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 12

It's time to conquer your lurking fear of Apple N and start showing that mesh tool who is boss because The DKNG Show is here for its twelfth chapter. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman join us once again for another in-depth, behind the scenes, all access tour of their studio to break down how a top tier design duo produces hit after jaw dropping hit. With Adobe Max on the horizon and another well received Skillshare Class under their belts, Mark asks the boys about their how they determine what secrets they share, how well it's recieved by the design community, and why sharing Illustrator secrets has more potential than a traditional classroom environment. We also get to hear how DKNG reverse engineers their timeline on projects from tricking themselves to get started all the way to handing off the color separated files to the printer as we go over their rereleased Bob Moog Foundation posters. And if that isn't enough, in the Circle Of Trust Mark walks us through the St. Paul And The Broken Bones poster using their process video as a guide to break down each component of the piece as its made. Circle Of Trust Members also get an exclusive sneak peek at the latest print series to come out of DKNG Studios and how Dan and Nathan, once again, made this intricately woven work come across as effortless. Strap in and hold on because The DKNG Show is non stop, chicken nugget filled adventure into design that you won't find anywhere else.

656 - Minneapolis Shop Talk with Burlesque Of North America, David Witt, and Ann Ryan
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2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:29:01
656 - Minneapolis Shop Talk with Burlesque Of North America, David Witt, and Ann Ryan

From the muddy banks of the Mississippi River to the oversized logos of the U.S. Bank Stadium comes a very special Minneapolis Shop Talk broadcasting out of CO exhibitions. Mark sits down to bang the drum with Mike Davis and Wes Winship from Burlesque Of North America, artist David Witt, and designer Ann Ryan. As each guest takes the stage we uncover their current struggles and successes from their own unique facet of a career in creativity. When is it all hands on deck over at Burlesque? How do you balance child care and comic strips? What is it like to design clothes for kids to wear all across America? Does anyone know what has actually happened on that couch? Learn to fight your own lions a little bit better with some of the chicken nuggets and life experience coming to you from the Twin Cities. Live antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • The three design types, marketing bull terriers, and not taking life too seriously. 
  • Mike and Wes start the Silk Road of screenprinting and design.
  • Becoming an Accidental Businessman with survival scams and more. 
  • All hands on deck at Burlesque. 
  • Working with Jacob Bannon and thriving under pressure. 
  • Living in a time when everything needs to look designed. 
  • Intense print jobs and following what’s in front of you. 
  • Bad business decisions, data, and shifting game plans. 
  • Childcare and comic strips
  • Working plans to pay the bills and looking at Patreon. 
  • The language and the work in comics. 
  • Hitting the right tone at the right time. 
  • Seeing the gap in your work and continuing to make what you love. 
  • Greener grass, great jobs, and some kind of dream. 
  • Was art school worth the student loans?
  • Dividing up design and the percentage of work that gets out the door. 
  • Jumping departments and learning to fight a lion.
  • Dream projects, safe spaces, and going tactile. 
  • New works, legacies, and spotting your work in the wild. 

655 - Dan Ibarra of Thriving Concern "The Exit Interview"
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2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:26:22
655 - Dan Ibarra of Thriving Concern "The Exit Interview"

It is time for Dan Ibarra's exit interview. After co-founding Aesthetic Apparatus over fifteen years ago, Dan now primarily finds himself as an educator of the arts in various modalities and continues to design at his latest endeavor, Thriving Concern. This pivot was slow in coming but eventually meant the end of his involvement with Aesthetic Apparatus as more and more of his time was spent teaching and filling an emotional gap design alone couldn't fill. By pulling on that string Dan found a whole new side to how he would define "success" in his own creative career and what brought him fulfillment. The work he was doing at Aesthetic Apparatus centered around continually creating new ideas and Dan knew his strengths truly lay in developing long term strategic plans for the people he chose to work with. Instead of forcing that new design approach into how Aesthetic Apparatus operated, he broke away to create Thriving Concern. This "exit interview" is about nurturing growth and having the confidence to follow something new when you know it's time to step away from what used to define you.

Talking Points

  • The search for a career you love, the arrival of desktop publishing, and the entry point Aesthetic Apparatus opened.
  • Unfortunate truths about stardom in the design world.
  • Painful parts behind the scenes that we make look so easy and gauging industry loyalty.
  • Doing the best work you can by putting creative success at the top of the list.
  • Working through the highs and lows of the design drug.
  • Shifting from the cycle of creativity to long term strategic work and another financially fraught career choice.
  • Just dive in and saying so long to 700.
  • Is “success” the right word to define a creative career?
  • Helping other people with the time you have and choosing where you’ll make your money.
  • The start of Schoolhaus, building communities, and proving yourself through life experience.
  • Understanding ideas, creativity, and finding strange connections between disparate objects.
  • Other people’s creative process, the difficulty to verbalize it, and the liberty that comes from constraints.
  • New businesses and old partnerships. 
  • The trajectory of your life.
  • Post Aesthetic Apparatus plans, getting cock blocked by election results, and teaching design to non-designers. 
  • Five months to detach from fifteen years and its effect on your ego. 
  • Leading up to letting go. 
  • Different lives outside of design and starting from zero in education. 
  • Balancing the practitioner side of things and working with the clients you’ve built long term relationships with.
  • The “thing” about Thriving Concern and the flood of communication that’s missing. 
  • The skills that will never leave you from a career in Design. 
  • "Creative success" in conflict with the American Dream.

654 - Hammer Time with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes
01:11:08
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:11:08
654 - Hammer Time with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes

Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes return with candy sacks of treats to ease your pain on the last Monday edition of Hammer Time. The boys review and critique what qualities create great limited edition treats and what qualifies for a quick holiday cash grab. Good laughs, great topics and a little consumer reporting is awaiting for you this morning when you dive into the 12th edition of Hammer Time.  In today’s Circle of Trust enjoy hearing live reviews as the guys do an on air taste testing and Hammer risks his life for your Halloween benefits. Download, turn up the headphones and throw away your sack lunch because your sweet tooth is getting ready to hit HIGH. Your last Monday with Violent Gentlemen crew is guaranteed to get you in a good mood and already feeling like it’s Friday again. 

653 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants
54:35
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 54:35
653 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants

It's that time of the week when we demand you break out the nearest drum and start banging while you devise plans to kill your boss because Shop Talk is officially here. Join Mark, Billy, and Pants as they get into a week's worth of emails, invoices, and deadlines spanning the gamut of the creative profession. Billy is in the middle of calendar crammed week filled with plenty of late nights as he works on a project for McDonald's while also preparing for the upcoming DDL art show, Duotone. Hear all about landing this dipping sauce-centric design job, how Delicious handled the exorbitant amount of work in such a short time, and some direct insight into being a creative director on a project of this magnitude. The boys get into the ups and downs of working a larger job like this and how it can bring to light some of the lesser known qualms of the creative profession like how our schedules affect our pursuits for love, the hard costs we potentially overlook, and knowing when to ignore your client. Antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • Billy lands a client meeting with McDonald’s after the latest Hammer Time.
  • It all started with an email about ten dipping sauces.
  • Putting the League in Delicious Design League and reverse engineering the big things that come in small packages.
  • Designing for the Golden Arches and breaking through the mental block of brand awareness.
  • The heaviness in art and revision checklists you’re morally opposed to.
  • Saying “yes” with purpose.
  • Rebranding, Duotone, and sticking to a schedule.
  • People you love, the creative profession, and guilt.

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Conference adultery and the orbit of people you attract.
  • What dipping sauce fits OKpants the best?
  • Another drop at okpants.shop
  • Fall holidays looming on the horizon.
  • The pains of being the majority.
  • Ray Kroc’s famous Jamz endorsing spy. 

652 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 11
01:05:20
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:05:20
652 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 11

Dan and Nathan return for Chapter 11 of The DKNG Show where we once again step behind the curtain of this design powerhouse and see what makes it work so well. For over a decade these two have led the way with their technical prowess and business acumen so every time they join us on AID you can bet you'll be walking out the door with more chicken nuggets than you'll know what to do with. This episode examines The Decemberists poster the boys just released from concept to completion with some tips along the way that will alter your process to use Illustrator to its full extent. We also get a look at their latest Skillshare class and how they have adapted their format to get the most out of their audience. As one of the top profiles on Dribbble, we also get DKNG's opinion on how Scout will affect them and what it means for other designers who have used that platform for exposure and potential work. Whether you're a Shareware Millionaire or still a starving artist, this installment of The DKNG Show will bring more efficiency to your workflow and help point you in the right direction on finding success in the creative field.

Talking Points

  • Circles, squares, sausages, and triangles. 
  • Concepting out the necessary information and integrating it to your composition.
  • DKNG keeps it smooth, preps for printing, and starts with something they can reimagine. 
  • Setting aside style time for the things that deserve your artistic attention. 
  • The hardest thing to design, keeping your Legos editable, and the point of no return. 
  • The diorama of realism, textures that unify, and the science that brings your artwork to life. 
  • Unboxing DKNG’s latest Skillshare Class. 
  • Do clients understand which DKNG they’re trying to order?
  • Budget, time commitments, and details. 
  • Picking your Top 5, going bite sized, and working with that bendy thing in illustrator. 
  • The cyclical growth of ideas within a Skillshare Classroom. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Civic Duty almost destroys Dan’s career.
  • Projected pros and cons of Dribbble’s Scout. 
  • Selling tickets to a performance you didn’t know you were a part of.
  • Building your kingdom on someone else’s land and using every single egg in your basket. 
  • Deleting Facebook, toking with Hilary, and conspiracy theories about Apple. 
  • Rereleasing out of print Moog posters and a teaser for the next series from DKNG.

TEAM CIRCLE OF TRASH

651 - Shawn Kirkham of Skybound
01:15:22
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:15:22
651 - Shawn Kirkham of Skybound

Shawn Kirkham is in charge of everything you've ever wanted own from Skybound Entertainment. Lunch boxes? Check. G.I. Joe-esque Walking Dead Shiva Force Toys? Check. That insane bat wrapped with barbed wire he's holding on the cover? Yep! We can go ahead and define his day to day as a dream job and Shawn lets us through the doors of Skybound and into the world he helps create that spawned everything from The Walking Dead to Outcast to Saga. The American Dream is evolving into an entirely new beast centered around pop culture and Shawn is right at the center of harnessing the merchandising power behind one of the most powerful IP's around today. The real question is how and where does the next generation consume all of this content? Skybound is building an engaged community that helps provide some of the answers to that question and our interview with Shawn is an insightful look at the what is working in the uncharted new world of pop culture.

Talking Points

  • Pacing, commutes, and entertainment.
  • Skybound is juuuuuuust right with their clubhouse of creativity.
  • Crafting a piece of the puzzle and building your place.
  • Breaking down the wall.
  • From a fan to the second Skybound employee and the organic growth of the company.
  • Getting to geek out a little earlier than the rest of us.
  • Founding the merchandising arm of The Walking Dead at Skybound.
  • Licensing, making what you like, and finding what your fans want.
  • Unboxing the Megabox and analyzing the subscription model for profitability.
  • Rewarding loyal customers, a nostalgia that never fades, and simpler times.
  • Paid positioning to a well defined market.
  • Partnering up and the world of video games.
  • Split seasons with never ending release dates layered across multiple shows that makes for a lot of promotional material.
  • Intellectual Property, Corporate Overlords, or keeping the ownership for yourself.
  • The new Keepers Of The Gate and actively acquiring the next big thing.
  • Moving on to the next thing and borrowing credibility from past projects.
  • Variables in production and believing in your product.

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  •  Flukes, timing, and the next iteration of the American Dream.
  • YouTube Celebrities and the next generation.
  • Keeping spending fun with what we have left and stealing the stoke.
  • Remembering Red Flags from the music industry and how they apply to current consumer culture.
  • Crafting a community.
  • Sales, social media, and personal bandwidth. 
  • Shawn’s white whale.
  • Infamous mix ups and a being built for Desk Times.

TEAM SHAWN KIRKHAM

650 - Hammer Time
01:23:49
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:23:49
650 - Hammer Time

Come eat some oats with your favorite roll dogs Mike, Mark, Gus, and special guest Biggie for the next episode of Hammer Time. The boys are in fine form to kick off your week with some serious hangtime that even got Mark to yell "Eagle." Hammer dominates at a treat guessing game where only the ingredients are given as hints, Gus gets an apology from the boys, and Mark fields a world famous "Would You Rather?" that hits him where it matters most. Don't miss the very first Postamtes Race where Biggie and Hammer anxiously watch the finish line to see who's driver pulls into the driveway first! We've got over two hours of Hammer Time that will get you in the proper mindset to be throwing sun all week long and find your own fluidity.

Talking Points

  • A fly on the wall gets the green cord, pre-nuttin, and shiny legs. 
  • Throwing sun on old souls treat choices, making new memories, and the greatest consumer ever. 
  • Mark yells “Eagle.”
  • Biggie BOGOs with Tommy Toilet and in-depth look at what money can buy you in the bathroom (R2 PooPoo). 
  • The Betes Version Of Risky Business.
  • Behind the curtain at Hammer Time. 
  • Guessing treats one ingredient at a time.
  • The Postmates Race gets built up. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Hammer explains how scientific testing works and Mark explains how handicaps work. 
  • More snacks are uncovered ingredient by ingredient. 
  • Brickey-Era clues, whipped by the green cord, and socks that slide down two inches per podcast. 
  • Surprise visits from Andy Williams, jumping off bridges with your friends, and scratching for the thrill. 
  • Hammer’s Heater in Spin City, Biggie borrows some money, and the Bob’s Hair Gauge. 
  • Mark takes a “Would You Rather.”
  • Immaculate grills, apologies to Signature Gus, and fluidity.
  • Hints at what’s next for Start Today, Rascal-ing around about Hammer Time, and being a real life Rudy.
  • Tesla’s Customer Service. 

TEAM HAMMER TIME

649 - Start Today: Inside Out
01:20:34
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:20:34
649 - Start Today: Inside Out

Inside Out released a small, four song EP called No Spiritual Surrender in March of 1990 that went on to quite possibly be the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Despite disbanding one year after its release, their intense live performances and socially conscious lyrics left a lasting impact on the scene that still ripples outward today. This episode of Start Today opens with the in depth history surrounding Inside Out, the bands working alongside them, and how they came to leave such a lasting impression on the scene in such a short time. Burning Fight was the opening track off their monumental 7" where Zach wanted to remind us that the real struggle was to come down from the soap box and open our arms to anyone who would listen to the positive message we believe in. Mark Brickey and Biggie of Good Fight Entertainment go over each lyric of Burning Fight, share what it has come to mean to each of them, and how this poignant message continues to guide them to this day. Reach out your hand and get ready for the third installment of Start Today.

Talking Points

  • Youth Of Today calls it quits and hardcore begins to turn inward.
  • Familiar faces, new sounds, and the arrival of rivals.
  • Understanding 1990 from the 70’s.
  • Crafting a unique sound that took its time to explode.
  • Burning Fight becomes the slower paced anthem for the shape of hardcore to come.
  • What comes after Inside Out?
  • The revolution that came along with Rage Against The Machine.
  • Channeling your anger to take on the rest of the world. 
  • Coming back to the center where everything started.
  • Overcoming expectations to fulfill your dream.
  • Music as the background to a community, cutting through all the red tape, and understanding the "it" factor.
  • Comedown space, crowd control, and the ninety minutes bands fight for.
  • The changing of the guard in hardcore.
  • Expanding universes, shrinking circles, and finding your tribe.
  • Are you ready for the music that will change your life?

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Straight edge after thirty, violent misconceptions, and in-scene squabbles.
  • Not fitting in today, cutting the fat off the bone, and the engaging art of compromise.
  • Managing others expectations and managing your own.
  • The social structure in the scene changes as new discovery points open the doors to everyone.
  • Walking away when it’s time, the wormhole to heavy, and using the platform while you have it.
  • What is your burning fight now?
  • Spiritual surrender.

TEAM NO SPIRITUAL SURRENDER

647 - Corbett Redford
01:00:01
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:00:01
647 - Corbett Redford

Every movement has somewhere sacred renowned as its birthplace and for East Bay Punk, that is undeniably 924 Gilman. For years this club has been the epicenter of a community formed by outsiders, freethinkers, and cultural revolutionaries armed with nothing more than determination and a few power chords. Corbett Redford spent the last four years of his life pouring over footage chronicling Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and countless others to create his documentary, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk. Who better could properly encapsulate all these vastly unique personalities sharing one common thread than someone who lived through all that triumph and turmoil themselves? Corbett applied what he learned from a fiercely independent scene to plunge headfirst into crafting a story that uplifts the powerfully honest principles behind punk rock and highlights how voices both big and small play a crucial role in shaping communities that matter. This interview weaves between Corbett's own involvement in the scene, how he came to make this beautiful film about it, and what is next on the horizon for him.

Talking Points

  • "You're cool... but fuck your band" and three friendly guidelines from Billie Joe.
  • A handbook for building a community with music as a backdrop. 
  • Remembering what you learned about what you are capable of building. 
  • Finding connections with the human element when you need it. 
  • A culture shift towards celebrating the outsiders. 
  • Eggplants in every scene and how artists see art. 
  • Is inclusivity the answer?
  • Learning to meet people in the middle. 
  • Not every band can be Fugazi and products of bad geography. 
  • Sitting face to face with real racism, putting out a helping hand, and getting someone on the path. 
  • The DIY mentality on being who you want to be. 
  • Silent contributors to Gilman and never forgetting where you come from. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Slipping into the next thing through music. 
  • Life always finds a way. 
  • Did everyone have their coffee today?
  • Where is the next place to go?
  • Collaborating with Iggy Pop and working with your heroes to get the real story. 
  • Who was Corbett in this film?
  • Finding your next steps and learning new reflexes.
  • Can you go back to normal life? 
  • Recalibration, responsibility, and the real creative crescendo. 
  • Exhaustion, art, and emotional lottery tickets.
  • Keeping the stoke. 

TEAM TURN IT AROUND

646 - Hammer Time
01:07:39
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:07:39
646 - Hammer Time

Hammer Time X is upon us and the cast is taking on the McDonald's menu in all of its thirty two item glory. Mark, Tavo, and Hammer reminisce about the food that made them into men and use our tried and true system of democracy to determine which foods will advance and what falls by the wayside. Breakfast. Dessert. Sandwich. Snack. Division by calorie packed division square off in a food fight to the finish with only one true victor left standing when the carnage finally subsides. Along the way, your boys drop the secret to making a McDoogle, unmask the bagel industry not based in New York, and mix ethnic delicacies to create all new gourmet experiences. Toss in a few stories from Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks and a few other antics that ensue and you have yourself a Hammer Time that will have you say "I'm lovin' it."

Talking Points

  • The Comment Piñatas get cracked open. 
  • A sticky syrup situation, rolls with holes, and PB Times. 
  • The Snowman Shuffle to the first Veagle. 
  • Quarter Pounder flounders.
  • Simpler times in America on the back nine and bringing people together. 
  • The McDoogle, the "presence of health," and sauce strategies. 
  • Defending the cheeseburger. 
  • Hammer makes you an offer you can't refuse.
  • Chef Jandora applies to Tavo's Tacos in full force.
  • Mark wins the Social Lottery. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Momo watches Sofia and Blanche getting that Nut Nut.
  • Potatoes aren't apples and owning all the blueberries in the world. 
  • Revisiting blizzards and understanding food adultery. 
  • The first Cheeseburger McFlurry. 
  • Hammer's innovative employment history at Starbucks earns him an extra nickel every hour... that he declines. 
  • Vibing since youth, The Pizza Song, and the varying levels of Coca-Cola Classic (including a secret level). 
  • Moments of silence as potentially planted moments of entertainment. 
  • Where are you Biggie in your life?
  • The Final Four Face Off and the grande royale battle to the finish. 
  • Hawaiian Pizza Alternates, Kung Pao-ritos, and a Would You Rather that's Dragon Ballz Deep. 

TEAM FUCKIN HAMMER TIME

645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam
01:00:16
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:00:16
645 - August Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam

The August Poster Countdown is here with Mark Brickey and Mitch Putnam of OMGposters.com guiding you through a month chock full of raw talent and jaw dropping pieces. As we move higher and higher up the ranks, you can study how each artist harnessed their creativity to truly hone in on what each work attempted to communicate. These two captains of industry point out what makes each poster stand out from the rest and lend time tested, industry insight into the business behind creativity. Is a portrait or landscape layout better for your next composition? Are you great enough to be deliberately sloppy? Do you have the guts to put blue cheese on pizza? With such a wide array of style and subject matter exhibited across this month's selections, you are sure to walk away with countless chicken nuggets about the subtle finesse behind design expertly wielded by these artists.

Talking Prints

  • The slow decline of cinema and the evolution of its marketing tactics. 
  • Low budget horror films that make money but lack the quality Mondo would confidently stand behind. 
  • Hitting the tone of what you're trying to capture in your work. 
  • Making humor translate and avoiding likeness rights through illustrative styles. 
  • The power of portrait. 
  • Sturdy women, traditional styles, and Revolver videos. 
  • Metallica posters, Space Riders, and inspired hires who actually try something different. 
  • Consistently piling on your signature style with details and layering. 
  • A moment for Pizza that makes no sense. 
  • Reminiscent posters that harken back to a better time for gig posters and cementing yourself in the community. 
  • Existing in incubators and honing your craft. 
  • Grayscale grief online. 
  • A quiet breath of fresh air, your client's success is also your own, and inspired secondary photos. 
  • Challenging infographics that most artists want to take on. 
  • Making type that talks, lego pieces that work for you, and some new bookmarks you need. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Prints

  • When real world TLC backfires and the intense process behind James Jean's work that puts him in competition with no one but itself. 
  • Avant-garde client work that comes from a totally different world. 
  • Harnessing the power of white. 
  • Mood, silence, and tone, following the career path of Dan McCarthy, and the difficult lesson of restraint. 
  • Understanding finesse. 
  • Master Lego Builders and working the information into the composition. 
  • Mixing hand drawn illustrations and real world photos. 
  • Are you deliberately sloppy or just not talented? 
  • Experimenting outside the Star Wars universe and guessing at the long term cultural footprint of modern IP's. 
  • From marketing to meritocracy. 
  • Negative space is self confidence and Mondo teams up with Black Dragon Press. 
  • Form, function, and split fountains. 
  • Nailing line weight like a master. 

TEAM POSTER COUNTDOWN

644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants
58:14
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 58:14
644 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OKpants

Bang that drum because Shop Talk is here and ready to rumble. Mark, Billy, and James have teamed up around the proverbial water cooler to dish dirt, share stories, and drop chicken nuggets like there's no tomorrow. How much does your name truly affect your life and how you are perceived? If you could have a dream team of five people what would they be doing for you? Are you held down by a customer first mentality that isn't leaving you creatively fulfilled? Get ready to dive into the deep end with your favorite coworkers as they tackle issues and dole out advice to prepare you for the next big steps on your own journey. Sechrist out!

Talking Points

  • Delicious gets gothic and makes an Ambrose alert. 
  • Getting Raw with the cast of Hammer Time and fans who cross over. 
  • How much does your name affect your life?
  • Flushing out a dream team of five people to help you achieve your dreams for five years. 
  • Altering the structure at Delicious Design League to better utilize everyone's talents. 
  • Billy faces off against Aaron in a boxing match of his dreams. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • Developing the proper timeline to think about your customer. 
  • How do you approach the artboard?
  • Hoping for hits and staying creatively fulfilled. 
  • Gauging your market.
  • Darlings that remake themselves and icons that fade away. 
  • Forward thinking design aesthetics or communicating with your customer. 
  • PSAs from Billy, Mark, and OKpants. 
  • Delicious Design League presents at Duotone at Gallery F. 
  • VR on the cultural horizon and the slow disconnect from one another. 

TEAM CHARLIE CHARLIE

643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro
01:00:54
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:00:54
643 - Alexander Libby of ProductionPro

Making your dream a reality is the first step on the long road of keeping your dream a reality. Between finding funds to keep things going and generating new users in a marketplace pulling their attention in every which way, ProductionPro continues to revolve around their single source of truth. Alex Libby returns to Adventures In Design to share what a year and a half of fighting the good fight has taught him and how his app idea turned into a dedicated team of people collaborating to further adapt their product towards what the entertainment industry wants. Mark opens the episode letting us all behind the curtain on how he is curtailing these interviews to help everyone stop following the leader and start learning how you can start taking down the walls that are in front of your own challenges. Just like ProductionPro, we are trying to help you perform at the height of your creativity.

Talking Points

  • The changing creative landscape and interviewing creatives from other fields.
  • Following the leader or learning from their triumphs.
  • Taking down another brick in the wall.
  • Does your career seem easier to you now?
  • Becoming Appletes ™. 
  • Working towards what you love. 
  • Finding the single source of truth and learning from your users. 
  • Splitting up episodes and viewing the same content in different ways. 
  • A three year journey to find a meaningful and succinct way to say what you're doing. 
  • Raising money, finding users, and the hungry tech beast. 
  • A cultural challenge to find usability. 
  • Competition, one hundred "No's," and checking off some boxes for your investors.
  • The shift to show off your team. 
  • How far can this go? How big can this get?
  • Choosing between the friendly sell and the hard sell. 
  • Forever funding and meaningful metrics. 
  • Making something you can actually show people. 
  • Protecting the team and educating them about an industry they never thought they'd be a part of. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  •  Hating the day to day but loving what you're working towards. 
  • Death Bed Hindsight. 
  • Pitching do's and don'ts. 
  • Operating inside the Disney Accelerator. 
  • Accessing the most creative minds to improve your product. 
  • The Bi Coastal lifestyle. 
  • Significantly moving the needle. 
  • Fighting for a real idea at the core of what you do. 

642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs
01:33:12
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:33:12
642 - Hammer Time: Tavos' Tacos, Pizzas And Subs

The Gang dreams of opening their own pizzeria.

Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:54:36
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:54:36
Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

Featuring an all new introduction with Mark and David breaking down how this episode rose through the ranks to be one of the Best from 2017 (so far).

Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits. 

Talking Points

  • Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over. 
  • Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe. 
  • Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play. 
  • Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing. 
  • Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan. 
  • Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work. 
  • There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness. 
  • The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving. 
  • Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right. 
  • Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.
  • The importance of saying sorry face to face. 
  • Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love. 

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut. 

574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:39:38
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:39:38
574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits.

 

Talking Points

- Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over.

- Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe.

- Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play.

- Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing.

- Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan.

- Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work.

- There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness.

- The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving.

- Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right.

- Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.

- The importance of saying sorry face to face.

- Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love.

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut.

503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach
01:10:48
2017-10-11 13:41:29 UTC 01:10:48
503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach

THE 12 TUBES OF CHRISTMAS TUBE 3 - DONATE FEEDING LONG BEACH For Our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser We Have Decide To Help Homeless And Hungry People In Need. We Will Be Asking For Your Donations From Now Until Sunday At Midnight. 110% Of The Money Raised Will Go To Feeding Long Beach. The Brickey Family Will Match Your Donation By 10% We Will Purchase Toiletries, Underwear, Socks, Plastic Bags (For Food Distribution) And Other Basic Supplies That You And I Take For Granted But Could Greatly Help A Person In Need. Watch The Shopping On Instagram Live And Look To This Page For A Copy Of The Receipt Of Purchase. By Donating Your Name May Be Randomly Selected To Win One Of The Following Donated Prizes

$100 Gift Card From Mondo

$100 Gift Card From Mitch Putnam of Posters and Toys or The VACVVM

$50 Gift Card From PinGameStrong.com

Win 1 of 5 DKNG Polar Bear Prints courtesy of  Adventures In Design

A Years Subscription To The Circle of Trust

$100 Gift Card For The Adventures In Design Store *On AID/COT Merchandise Only

Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames
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Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames

The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All! 

 

For More About This Episode Visit AIDpodcast.com

 

Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”
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Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose? 

Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin
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Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.

Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort
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Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort

Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.

 

(This podcast can be watched in it's entirety on demand via our YouTube channel)

Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken
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Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken

On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.

Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"
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Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"

Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design. 

Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"
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Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"

Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.

Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
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Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.

Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"
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Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"

Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.

Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”
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Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”

The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.

AID37 Cast & Credits

Special Thanks - To all of our friends at Flatstock that allowed us to record their thoughts and good times.

Hero Design Studio - Mark Brickey;  hosting, editing and packaging the show.

Delicious Design League - Billy Baumann; co-hosting and graphics.

James Flames - James Flames; on air producer, mastering and mixing the episode.

Jakprints - The official official printer of The Circle of Trust. Use our coupon code and save today.

Printed-Matters - Andy Rench for creating this website.

Mondo - Thanks for helping us capture their bizarre world with a private gallery viewing and for setting up interviews.

Expresso Beans - Stop by and check out the world of print collecting.

OMG Posters - Mitch Putnam for his time, helping setup this episode and over all support of AID.

Martin Ansin - Our favorite illustrator / graphic designer from South America.

Kevin Tong - A Poster Man and regular friend to the show.

Soundtrack  - Is available on Spotify.

Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"
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Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"

Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.

Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01
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Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01

This low-fi episode will be available for a limited time only. We hope you enjoy this temporary format while our new recording studio is being built.

Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"
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Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"

The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love! 

Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"
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Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"

Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.

Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"
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Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"

It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism".  We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving.  James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom. 

 

Mark gets nostalgic over missing out on Dairy Queen Blizzards this year, and he reveals that he has an ongoing issue with sprinkles.  (It's a lifestyle choice, really.) He can, however, get into the sport of arguing.  James and Billy try to convince Mark that it's okay to watch TV show previews, but he's just not that interested in what they have to say.  Rather, our outspoken host bluntly reveals his stance on bullying, and how it helped shape him into becoming the World's Best Podcaster as he is known today. Our guest is the prolific artist known for his legendary body of skateboard graphics, Don Pendleton.  Don began skateboarding in the mid eighties at the age of 14, and has been a part of skateboarding culture for over 20 years, 15 of which have been dedicated to producing skateboard art.  Mark and Don talk about the culture of action sports and the connection between art and skateboarding.  The Do-It-Yourself approach was a homemade outlet for creativity, offering up fresh opportunities to develop new tricks, to make music in bands, and more. As you prepare to gather around your family this Thanksgiving, pull up a chair next to your uncle Buck, put on your headphones, and share your holiday with us instead.  Our shop talk will get you into the spirit of Thanksgiving as Mark tells a story about committing food adultery. And as many of you get a few days off work, the work for us hardly ever ends.  James discusses what its like working on the weekends, and how there's solidarity in numbers.  Plus, we've got a grand announcement at the end of the show that you won't wanna miss!  May the future be with you...

Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"
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Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"

AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on  crappy logo designs.  One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face.  Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.

Everyone's excited for our extensive interview with the one and only Daniel Danger.  He reveals his “Sting Method” for maintaining stamina while creating his signature, heavily-illustrated prints.  We talk limited editions, timed-editions, dropping out of school, Cowboys and Aliens, and we don't stop there. Just what makes Daniel so Dangerous, anyway?  We're bringing you a colossal, 31st episode of Adventures in Design,  loaded with design and illustration info and a man-sized appetite for full-sized Snickers.  

Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor
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Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor

AID XXX is cumming your way!  This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet.  We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design.  This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before.  We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials.  Is James Flames wearing pants?  (We'll never tell.) 


From across the pond, we are so pleased to welcome our friend, Matt Taylor, feather hat and all.  We talk design, clients, and the WWF. (You know, wrestling. The real stuff. Not some animal bullshit.)
We're so excited to be back in the studio that we just don't want this episode to ever end.  The musk is seeping through the airwaves. Join us for an extended listen of our “dirty thirty” episode.   Have your tissues on standby, AID XXX is going to blow you...away. 


Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University
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Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University

Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University.  Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room.  We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park.  Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.

We've gotta admit, North Dakota has some of the nicest people in the real, 48 states, but where are all the fucking buildings here?  Is it just us, or is there such a thing as too much space?  I'm afraid we're experiencing early symptoms of 'Spaceophobia'.  The only cure?  Surrounding our artsy-fartsy, city hearts with some truly, down-home guests for a casual chat about design culture here in the “Magic City”. We begin with Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller, co-founders and “Fathers” of Notstock, an entertaining, multi-day, arts event hosted by Minot State University.  Laurie discusses the mission of Notstock and how area schools and the community are becoming engaged in the arts, while we ask Bill to talk with us about his passion for American muscle cars and the direct influence these majestic pieces of machinery have on his work. Next, Dan Sharbono and Alyssa Weyrauch Sharbono, creative team of 62 Doors Gallery and Studios discuss the adaptability of artists, how environmental setbacks and the growing oil industry are swiftly shaping the landscape for artists seeking space in Minot, and more.   Shop Talk is bigger and better than ever, jam-packed with essential design resources. The boys unlock the secrets behind Delicious Design League's registration process and add expert advice on film placement when burning your screens.  The boys keep you informed about issues developing in the printmaking arena as the process gain popularity in the craft fair circuit. Billy gives James art direction on his horrible, gig poster concepts, and finally, we welcome our friend Takuma to the couch to discuss Japanese culture and refrigerators with us.  Join us for maniacal laughs down at the student union, The Beaverchomp, the almost certainly fictional name for what we imagine colleges like name these sorts of things, for an indispensable 29th edition of Adventures in Design. 

 

Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley
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Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley

We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design.  Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees.  Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality.  There's singing. There's hair.  And we don't care.  Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design. 

Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"
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Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"

Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland.  No subject is too off-topic.  The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery.  We say “yes” to having too much fun.  All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.

 

Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam
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Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam

Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages. 

Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"
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Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"

Just a year and half ago, the first episode of Adventures in Design was released. One of the first things ever heard on the show was "Worst Podcast Ever". Fast forward to today and the show starts of boasting "World's Greatest Design Podcast", but don't worry soon there after the conversation shifts to being the best at podcasting is close to being useless (even while celebrating great success the boys can still keep it humble). Switching over to their famous random chit chat the guys all marvel at how manly Billy is for building a staircase on the back of his house, Mark talks about accidentally stumbling into a Sea Festival, talking to podcast listeners in the wild, what they each look for in picking a guests for the show and of course they guys all rally around the future fun of their August appearance in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation. 

 

Illustrator Tom Whalen stops by the show to let everyone know that his career is just as fun as it seems on French paper. Tom goes into his origin story and explains how stumbled upon his minimalistic design style while in art school. Mark explains to Tom that Steamboat Willy was the first ever Mickey Mouse cartoon as the team discusses Southern California's love for Disneyland and they all talk about the scene at comic shows. A good discussion breaks out on is taking the higher moral road the best way to "kickstart" a career or do short cuts pay off professionally. 

 

During the world famous Shop Talk segment the topics range from the rich getting richer, is Obey a cool brand or not, taking your eye off the career ball and losing momentum quickly, Mark offers relationship advice and where to go to meet women when you're a designer, the ongoing discussion of timed edition prints and collect ability, a open hate session on Will Smith, the pleasure in making customers happy versus clients, Eagles football, how to explain pricing models to your clients, always asking for a deposit upfront, how getting paid upfront sucks for motivation and lastly a nice thank you to everyone for helping the show reach 100,000 downloads! All of this and a couple of surprises are awaiting you on your next Adventure In Design. 

Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"
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Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"

Episode 24 starts of with a big announcement that will change the sound of the show, for the first time EVER we find our Adventure In Design starting of with not just 2 voices but 3, that's right the  announcement that James Flames will be joining the show as a full time on air personality/producer. This is great news for all the Team James Flames people out there in podcast land. Not only do the boys introduce a new full time me member to the show but they also introduce a new design game that will certainly sweep the design community by storm Hire, Retire & Fire. Watch your ass could you easily be the next person to get fired by the maniacs at Adventures in Design. Speaking of getting hired, the guys talk about their upcoming live shows at Gallery F in Chicago this July and their headlining appearance in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. You can hear the excitement building as the AID summer tour season is quickly approaching, make sure you check out one of this summer's LIVE show recordings or invite the podcast to come out to your city for a design experience like none other on planet earth. If you really want a unique listener experience you can always go out to eat with Mark, in episode 24 Billy and James talk about some of their favorite times out on the road breaking bread and coeds with Mark. However, sharing a dinner out on the town isn't the only way to enjoy some time with Mr. Brickey, you can always instead just ask him to spell words for you, which can be hours on entertainment. Lastly, what wouldn't an episode of the show be without some good ol fashioned complaining about shitty Kickstarter campaigns.

 

Next up Dan Ibarra, from Aesthetic Apparatus, makes his third appearance on the show to introduce the Circle of Trust to Schoolha.us the new group-mentorship program by AA. Dan quickly informs everyone to the new way of thinking going on over at camp AA and Dan also defines that 3 or more people are needed to have a crew. Explaining what they feel is wrong with the current design education process Dan gives a glimpse into the different methods of learning and team building that they hope to create with Schoolha.us. Having a goal and wanting to learn is the key dynamic to being a successful part of the Schoolha.us program, simply put you learn what you want to learn and when you feel you're done, you're done… No more "force feeding" style of studio education. Learn more by visiting their new website here: http://schoolha.us As with all things Adventures In Design, eventually the guys debate on the long term effects that Schoolha.us may have on Aesthetic Apparatus. So even if you're a well seasoned pro, you can hopefully relate to the delicate balance of being selfless/selfish with your career, doing what you love and what you have to do, to make a honest living. 

 

Keeping with the educational theme of Schoolha.us during Shop Talk the crew all discuss what they do and don't want to see in student portfolios and their expectations in conversation during the interview process. Moving over to their own work, more specifically showing new work to clients, the guys all discuss managing early client expectations and trying to not let folks leap to ridiculous conclusions on early rounds of work. Also, a lengthy discussion occurs when Mark shares his frustration with clients simply changing their minds and really the scope of projects in the middle of a ongoing job and how this can really effect the designer's bottom line if they don't take up for themselves. Comparing clients to 3 year olds, double taking your way out of jam and standing up for good design are just a few of the bullet points in possibly the longest ever AID discussion on dealing with those that hire you to do what you do… and to hopefully do it well.

 

Every now and again the show even talks about the art of design… Billy initiates a very interesting conversation on a recent Man of Steel poster curated by Mondo. Everyone takes a turn talking about designer influence and paying tribute while still leaving your own fingerprints on your work. See attached graphic below to visually see the conversation about his print and it's rich history and ever richer future. 

 

Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"
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Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"

Episode 23 gets to the point pretty damn fast, the episode is all about the interview with Australian illustrator designer Ken Taylor. Ken is known for having a strong body of poster work for the movie, music and art gallery world. He's a regular listener to the show, and president of the Australian Circle of Trust, making him fit right into the conversation with Mark and Billy. Over the span of a 100 minutes the boys cover: How Ken Taylor got his start in Australia and eventually became a well known name in the US poster scene, debate the difference between designing music, movie and art posters, Ken talks about his process and getting lost in the details while working, the amount of time he spends making these pieces, properly pricing jobs, negotiating with clients and Ken even talks about buying and trading posters at Flatstock in Austin, Texas and lastly what posters he has hanging on his own walls at home.

Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"
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Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"

 

British designer/animator Fraser Davidson swings by the show to talk about how "magic" makes the budget go up and his exploration of love for sports design and branding. James Flames joins the boys in Shop Talk where Mark puts Billy and James against one another to take on rounds of betting on the Info Graphic of Trust, a listener survey conducted earlier this year by Tom Booth. All of this and more is waiting for you on the 22nd voyage of the Adventures In Design rocket ship!!

 

Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"
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Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"

Mark & Billy are back from their personal hiatus and have a lot to catch up on! Joined in the studio with Brooklyn based pals Doug & Jason from Morning Breath, the gang cruises through the history of Think Skateboards, how Thrasher Magazine owns everything and try to figure out why LL Cool J doesn't have a Chapstick endorsement? Album cover art, hating contracts, working to pay the bills, hat lessons, healthy girls and so many more topics are waiting for you on Episode 21 of Adventures In Design!! 

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"
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Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"  - Recorded in two parts. Act one of Mark and Billy's latest adventure was recorded on the eve of Mark's cross country flight to find a new home in Southern California. The show starts with a lengthy, super late, Super Bowl commercial critique where Mark & Billy rate their favorite billion dollars ads and then rant on all those that they hated during America's largest annual Television event. The show then takes a turn where Mark shed's insight into his nervousness and fears for what lies ahead for him the next day. On the eve of a life long dream, to relocate to the Los Angeles area, Mark looks to Billy for insight into Billy's move to Chicago. In one of the more genuine segments of the show's history, Adventures In Design starts to sound much more like two great friends talking on the phone, rather than a recorded podcast for the public. 

 

Act two was recorded one week later where we find out the results of Mark's cross country dreams and find our host in a very different state of mind than we did in act one. Due to a couple of technical problems we find Mark and Billy joined by a surprise guest, non other than James Flames. The known AID trio sits back and have their usual Shop Talk rants and raves where they discuss being interviewed for books, finding an agent, managing supply and demand and whatever else pops into their heads. All while being joined by a very special guest, the talented Dan Kuhklen of DKNG Studios. 

 

Recorded in 5 different cities and edited while flying from coast to coast, the newest Adventure In Design is indeed the tale of two sides of the human mind… The fear of failure and the celebration of succeeding. If you have ever been scared to relocate for your path in life, may this episode be your companion. 

 

Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"
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Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"

The 19th adventure takes off with Mark broadcasting "live" from his in-laws fiery warm basement in Cheektowaga, NY. Now that Mark is officially homeless, and has nothing but time on his hands, during a 4 month break from design, he and Billy catch up on what they have both been doing since we last found them at the end of November 2012. They also talk about the victory in launching their new show website AIDpodcast.com and how getting that project off of the ground has been a blessing. While discussing Mark's upcoming cross country road trip Billy comes up with the genius idea that they should gather design questions for Mark to ask of strangers along the way from New York  to California. After a heated discussion of standardized goalie masks in the NHL the boys need to cool their jets and take a music break before getting a James Flames hosted shop talk going. In the midst of the audio break, due to not currently having a phone line, Mark shares a classic telemarketer call where a accidental wrong number leads to one memorable email address. The call was made in 2003 long before Adventures In Design had hit the airwaves or Hero had ever even printed their first poster.

 

James Flames joins the show for his fourth show appearance and third time sitting in on Shop Talk. Out of the gate Mark complains about how shitty CG cartoons are these days, Billy offers some contemporary children's cartoons worthy of checking out and then the whole gang reminisces on watching TV after school back in the day. The gang also tries to figure out the exact label for what it is they all do for a living, which for the fist time in show history, leaves everyone speechless. Even though no one seems to know the exact label the guys share a discussion on how almost everyone's New Year's Design Resolutions where hitting the same themes, the boys debate whether one can ever truly have a proper life balance while owning their own business. Mark and Billy confess their South By Southwest secrets to James and he's not happy with what he hears. 

 

In a interactive media loop, the podcast comments on recent blog drama that has taken place on their website AIDpodcast.com where Calm The Ham and couple of internet tumbleweeds get called out in the discussion. Joking about their new self proclaimed stance as the "TMZ" or "60 Minutes" of the poster world, the discussion goes deep into exploring why some people may choose to be "inspired by" and why others just get greedy, and can't seem to exist in the gray areas of the law. In a weird twist of commentary Mark and Billy debate what their level of customer service should be to those that stop by the website or listen to the show. Then in a moment of loosing his mind Mark decides that designers should start sticking together in the same way that cops do! All of this and more is awaiting you through the brotherhood of design known as Adventures In Design Episode 19. 

 

Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
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Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Episode No.17 finds our Hero, Mark, being held hostage in a warehouse located in Philadelphia, PA where a squeegee biker gang called The Awesome Dudes have taken him and local shop owner Shawn Hileman as their prisoners. Can Billy use the power of the internet to disarm the threat before it reaches EPIC levels? Along with the help of Kevin Mercer, Billy races against time to free Mark from the Awesome Dudes deadly grip and save the Masthead Gallery.

Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.
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Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.

Episode 16 finds Mark & Billy live in the great state of West Virginia where they attempt to entertain the WVU printmaking department in Morgantown. AID flips the script on episode 16 by having Mark & Billy sit on the hot seat as they're interviewed by the printmaking students at WVU. 

 

Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking
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Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking

Mark and Billy triumphantly return live on stage from Schubas in Chicago. Joined by an all-star cast of Illustrator and poster design friends: Jay Ryan and Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as multimedia artist Shawn Smith of Shawnimals. As the guys navigate their way through their first live podcast you'll hear rousing tales of frustration and inspiration from the front lines of the design world, an audience participated Shop talk Q&A session, and the most unexpected few rounds of "The Newlywed Game" ever played. All this, and everything in between on this LIVE episode of Adventures in Design.  

Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus
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Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus

“The Hum of Hate”…If shitting out nuggets of wisdom we’re a paid gig, Mark and Billy would be living the good life out in Beverly Hills with Will Smith and the guy who played Balki Bartakamous on Perfect Strangers.  Welcome back faithful listeners to adventure no.14 a.k.a. The Hum of Hate…Truer words have never been spoken about design, and about life really. But like they do every episode, the guys set out to examine the details surrounding this sentiment. 

 

At the top of the show we are treated to some select stories about Billy’s rapidly approaching wedding (congrats Billy, by the way), and Mark goes off on a rant about his contempt for those who wish to reduce the mustache to a mere novelty. While most men with handlebar mustaches look like they should be engaged in almost constant conversation about kazoos, I must side with Mark on this one (Mark was in my wedding and one of three handlebar mustachioed men including myself). Next up is a rousing edition of “Mark fucks with Telemarketers” in where a very willing salesman seems way too aroused at the prospect of being drawn by an “artist” over the phone. On to my favorite part of the show Shop Talk, this is where bullshit artists like me get the real scoop on what’s goes on in the world of graphic design. Joining the guys this week is none other than the inimitable Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus. Fresh off a new Typeface release and knee deep in the middle of creating a line of gift-able items called “Haute Crap”, Dan helps weigh in on a few key issues. The guys answer some listener questions about the economy of using a 3rd party printer from the standpoint of the struggling designer, and Dan makes some great points about the value of the passion that is required in order to have a successful business----that and making sure you don’t squander all your profits on cocaine. Things start to heat up when Billy reveals just how much he judges other poster artist’s ability…errrr…umm, inability to properly screen-print, causing what is sure to be an instant loss in newbie poster artist listenership. Bringing the topic back into the realm of Simplify vs. Detailed, the guys compare the work of two prominent poster artists, Jason Munn and Aaron Horkey. Through this debate, we are reminded of the benefits of both schools of design thought to the point where both artists’ work can be equally appreciated. Finally, the guys discuss the economy and the ethics of submitting your work to a Gallery show, is it worth your time and effort as an artist? Fuck if I know, I just write the copy. 

 

Don’t forget that the live show is September 26th, 2012. If you are in the Chicago area and can make it out, your participation would be much appreciated. Ticket sales and other info after the jump. Adios for now.

 

A few notes:

 

♦ Mark does an amazing Native-American accent

♦ New Zealand and Australia are the same place

♦ Billy is only single for a few more weeks (pregnant strippers are his fav)

♦ Dan is good at stroking……egos

 

Patrick M.

A.I.D. Reporter on the Beat  

 

Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong
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Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong

Featuring famed poster designer & illustrator Kevin Tong. Mark & Billy try to get into Kevin's well protected ego to see if he thinks of himself as a success in the art scene. The boys pick their favorite ways to die, as well a shop talk that looks deeply into the fear of failure, projecting success but keeping it real at the same time and lastly a detailed suggestion of pricing out that next non prof gig that you get asked to do. All this and more awaits you on the this episode Adventures In Design.

Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames
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Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames

Mark & Billy reveal who their first sponsor is. The second installment  of guys only. The boys reminisce about the old days of professional wrestling, not being able to sing and being open minded on partying with people that are different than you.  No interview on this episode just a mega long Shop Talk, with the first ever sit in guest, the talented James Flames. This episode of Shop Talk covers design topics like carpal tunnel syndrome, "inspired by" art prints and art shows.

Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 
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Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 

Episode 11 kicks off with the normal nonsense that has started to define the start of the show… The design podcast that takes at least 10-15 minutes before they actually even start talking about design. In the chitter chatter of non design related topics you'll hear about rescuing dogs and the first ever guy's only segment featuring "Uncle Brickey's Recipe For Perfect Summer Balls". This time around the Circle of Trust goes north of the border to Montreal, Quebec to interview Raymond Biesinger a international man of editorial illustration. Raymond, a regular listener of the show, fits in well as the third wheel and openly talks about how he got into making editorial illustration his main design discipline and at times being the in the sweet spot of turning down 2-3 jobs for every one job that he agrees to. Raymond also shines a little light on to getting clients to "Auction for your time" and about how important it is for him to make sure that his client projects provide enough finical security so that he can afford to get involved in his own passion projects that normally have little to no money attached to them. A great honest and modest interview that intelligently explains the difference between illustration and design careers, his love of history and 101 things you probably didn't know about Canada. During the world famous "shop talk" segment, the show covers the topics of how the creative process works for Mark & Billy individually, advice on when to price a project and how to react to unsettling feedback from your clients. Plus, where to sell your prints online, thoughts on the poster collector website Expresso Beans, advice on picking a good art festival, all of these topics and many more are waiting for you on this episode of Adventures In Design.

 

Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"
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Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"

A I D E-XTREME! The most E-XTREME Adventures In Design yet!!! Mark & Billy, as always, go over a wide range of non-design related topics, but somehow find themselves ranting and raging on how they may have picked the worst industry in the world to be a part of. The boys are joined in the studio by long time friend John Solimine from Spike Press. John is a Brooklyn-based designer who recently just finished his first iOS app titled Dragon Brush. The interview that follows is a very honest and realistic depiction of what it takes for illustrators to create long-term projects with little to no money attached, thus creating a true labor of love.

Episode 9 "What's Inside You"
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Episode 9 "What's Inside You"

Mark and Billy are back with their ninth episode and this time around they have Mitch Putnam & Rob Jones in the studio with them. Mitch Putnam run's the popular poster blog omgposters.com and Rob Jones is a Grammy winning, seasoned poster veteran who is probably most known for his ongoing working relationship with Jack White and all of Jack's musical projects. Mitch & Rob are also 2/3 of the poster powerhouse Mondo, the company that releases some of the finest posters in our art movement. Mondo acts as the middle man between big movie studios and amazing DIY illustrator /designers around the globe. With these four highway men in the studio together, the conversation covers the past, present, and future of poster making, as well as what goes into creating original artwork for various medias, like movies, bands, etc. Aside from this fascinating look into one of the biggest names in today's poster world, episode 9 as always, covers a wide range of design, business and personal topics that Mark and Billy have encountered since the last time they sat down to have this conversation with you.

 

Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"
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Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"

Episode No.8 covers, as always, a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Billy's new-found love of public transit and Mark's new-found love of Southern California. The Adventures In Design boys discuss 5 brands that make magic, debate the differences between freelance & agency work, give advice on getting started at the local level in the gig poster world, the first ever on air art critique of poster designer Lance Lester and talk about making a contract out of your mistakes. All of this and more on Episode No.8 of Adventures In Design is waiting for you on your favorite podcasting device!

Episode 7 "Want For More"
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Episode 7 "Want For More"

Mark & Billy are joined by illustrator James Flames, Allison Glancey and Craig Seder known as Strawberryluna and Mike King from Crash America. Portions were recorded during Flatstock at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This is a podcast about the people who have let good design and bad dreams destroy their lives. Enjoy!!! 

Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"
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Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"

Designer Mark Brickey, member of Hero Design Studio, meets Delicious Design League's Billy Baumann when he asks him to be his podcast cohost for five minutes. Along the way they learn about Print Mafia, John Vogl of The Bungaloo, life, death and they even learn something about themselves. It's a cross country road trip they'll never forget! Filmed on location during SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas.

Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"
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Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"

Three best friends Mark, Billy and Dan Stiles hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a secondhand poster that fits each of their design styles perfectly.

Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"
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Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"

Mark and Billy make a new friend Aaron Draplin and he teaches them the true meaning of snowboarding… antics ensue. 

Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"
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Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"

Mark's feeling down about the lack of podcasting popularity, Billy tries to cheer him up by inviting Dan & Michael from Aesthetic Apparatus to join them on a skiing trip... antics ensue.

Episode 2 "Sun Room"
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Episode 2 "Sun Room"

Mark & Billy get invited into the Sonnenzimmer with their new friends Nick & Nadine... Somehow Billy gets locked out, antics ensue.

Pilot
2017-10-11 13:41:31 UTC
Pilot

"Pilot" Mark and Billy stumble upon the idea of making a podcast about design... only to find out that they're not very good at it.

697 - Tube of Turds - The 2nd Tube of Christmas by Delicious Design League
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697 - Tube of Turds - The 2nd Tube of Christmas by Delicious Design League

Billy Baumann and Mark Brickey say goodbye to another year of broadcasting together with their final episode of 2017. The guys look back on the year of design and the most significant trend that changed the way designers used their talents to promote their careers. The guys also exchange Christmas gifts and almost have a serious moment before their usual fighting comes back around, after all, you cant have the holidays without that family member you love but can't stand.

The 2nd Tube of Christmas a tube of turds from Delicious Design Studio. Four prints and a shitty sketch for the stupid price of $10.

696 - Snake Oil Custom Pocket T - The 3rd Tube of Christmas by Snake Oil Provisions
57:21
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696 - Snake Oil Custom Pocket T - The 3rd Tube of Christmas by Snake Oil Provisions

Ben and Miranda of Snake Oil Provisions let us know how the holiday season is going on front lines of holiday retail. They also share a significant announcement about their product line that includes "retired" designer and full-time podcast host Mark Brickey. Once again we revisit the conversation of social media fatigue and how many of us are getting used to the idea that fewer people are choosing to engage and we were all trying to learn how not to take it personally.

695 - Happy Hanukkah Dave Kloc - The 4th Tube of Christmas by Dave Kloc
01:00:01
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695 - Happy Hanukkah Dave Kloc - The 4th Tube of Christmas by Dave Kloc

Happy Hanukkah Dave Kloc! That's right everyone's favorite funny guy stops by to celebrate the festival of lights, but what he doesn't know is that his gentile pal Mark Brickey has eight great Hanukkah gifts up his sleeve to give. For the first time, Kloc runs out of words and sarcastic comments when the Hanukkah spirit takes over the AID airwaves. In part two of today's holiday episode, we do Poster Tales with Dave Kloc, we all know every project has a story and Dave shares some of his from a fantastic year of great projects and even better career timing. Someone is looking out for Mr. Kloc! Could it be Los Angel Brickley?

Dave Kloc is offering 8 tubes with five mystery prints between 11” x 17” and 18” x 24 in” size and between comedy, art prints, and gig posters. Some things you can look forward to are odd Meltdown posters from years passed, concert posters of shows you didn’t go to, and art prints to spice up ANY bathroom wall!

 

694 - Big Gay Holiday - The 5th Tube of Christmas by Connie Collingsworth
01:20:01
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694 - Big Gay Holiday - The 5th Tube of Christmas by Connie Collingsworth

Gay artist Connie Collingsworth shares her joy in making a product line that celebrates the LGBT community with Butch & Sissy. Connie talks about leaving Print Mafia and shares her picks for best five TV shows in 2017. 

693 - Birthday Bucket - The 6th Tube of Christmas by Mark Brickey and Hammer Time
01:10:01
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693 - Birthday Bucket - The 6th Tube of Christmas by Mark Brickey and Hammer Time

Hammer Time 17 - The annual birthday show where Mark Brickey hits record with friends and just sees what happens.

692 - Satan's Pirates - The 7th Tube of Christmas by Forefathers
01:10:01
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692 - Satan's Pirates - The 7th Tube of Christmas by Forefathers

You can't have Christmas without Christ, and you can't have good without evil. Our 7th Tube of Christmas "Satan's Pirates" by Forefathers gives everyone a new blouse to wear over to grandma's house.

Emir Ayouni, Jonden Jackson, and Matthew Portland Hay the Forefathers join Adventures In Design for their second appearance. In today's episode, we take a look at trends of 2017 that annoyed us, while looking forward to a hopeful 2018 where we can agree on the real truths versus the agreed upon truths. While honesty is everyone involved in this conversations best policy it's often shunned or picked apart. However, letting go of the wrong people seems to help us all find the right people. A look at finally adding the fourth father to the mix, remembering to put the you in URL and so much more is awaiting you in this fun end of the hear hangout from 4 grumpy middle-aged men.

691 - Dan Stiles Box Of Intrigue - The 8th Tube of Christmas by The Logo Show
01:09:01
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691 - Dan Stiles Box Of Intrigue - The 8th Tube of Christmas by The Logo Show

Remember a time when you were younger and the holidays were a time of magic, mystery all based on a leap of faith? The 8th Tube of Christmas, the Dan Stiles Box Of Intrigue will make you feel like a kid a Christmas one more time because no one knows what's inside, not even Dan Stiles. The Logo Show reaches it's final appearance in 2017 remembering a couple of branding pioneers that have passed. We say goodbye to Rich Roat of House Industries and branding legend Ivan Chermay. What can we learn from these fantastic careers, does it shine a light on our design futures? Billy takes a stab at redesigning UPS by adding in the eagle but making sure to leave the brown alone. We look at a couple of listener request rebrands and we meet our new logo show star Megan 'The Producer" Learn.

690 - Patches, Pins And A Chance To Win - The 9th Tube of Christmas by DKNG
01:13:05
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690 - Patches, Pins And A Chance To Win - The 9th Tube of Christmas by DKNG

Our 9th Tube of Christmas showers us with Patches, Pins And A Chance To Win from everyone's favorites DKNG Studios. The 14th chapter of The DKNG Show delivers the elephant in the room of finding the best ways to donate your company's time. We get a little process porn with experimental jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The guys all take a deep emotional dive into Black Friday, event sales and learning how to let go of past sales numbers by better understanding how the future looks.

689 - Life Doesn't Give A Sh!t About Your Problems - The 10th Tube of Christmas by Jeral Tidwell
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689 - Life Doesn't Give A Sh!t About Your Problems - The 10th Tube of Christmas by Jeral Tidwell

eral Tidwell is our 10th Tube of Christmas hoping to send a little Redneck Wisdom to your front door this holiday season with "Life Doesn't Give A Shit About Your Plans" hand drawn 18"x24" silkscreen print.

Jeral Tidwell, a regular guest on Adventures In Design, is a commercial illustrator with a focus on Hot Rod Americana as his primary subject matter. Entirely self-trained in the arts of illustration, painting, printmaking, pinstriping and airbrushing. He's as stubborn as he is stupid and never sees any obstacle as a problem but merely an opportunity to create a new solution. Tidwell once broke both of his wrists in a motorcycle accident and was too stubborn to take the doctor's advice of giving up on art and instead fully recovered by fighting with his doctor and demanding cutting-edge procedures. He's the real deal, and that's why we all love him so.

Today with Uncle Jeral: How much of a plan do you make for your day to day life? The wrongful design of the toilet seat and how it's easy for a dude not paying attention to pee all over the floor. The art of airbrushing and how Jeral mastered it while in high school. The struggle to stay relevant after three decades of being a commercial artist The rage years, how as young men we struggled to keep our tempers under control and the joy of the mellower 40s.

In Part Two The Circle of Trust Baxter and Lacy the dogs that raised us and taught us how to understand the world better. Mark asks Jeral for some tough love and redneck wisdom for a current depression he's been feeling. The struggle of the sophomore release and being put on the spot to create another hit on demand. The black hole of social media and how it sucks us all down, plus figuring out the social media tightrope walk of guessing the new game of engagement. A new struggle of where to put your energy creation or curation. Everyone cares what other people think.

688 - Hammer Time 16 - The 11th Tube of Christmas by Gustavo Jaimes
01:10:07
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688 - Hammer Time 16 - The 11th Tube of Christmas by Gustavo Jaimes

Hammer Time 16 brings us our 11th Tube of Christmas "Orange County Crush" by the loveable Gustavo Jaimes. Our episode today is NOT ABOUT FOOD... OK maybe we talk about food a little bit, but we tried not to and for that we think we deserve a cookie. Damn it; we did it again!

 

687 - Snicket's Greetings - The 12th Tube of Christmas by Sean Mort
01:18:53
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687 - Snicket's Greetings - The 12th Tube of Christmas by Sean Mort

The third annual 12 Tubes of Christmas launches with a new Snicket's Greetings holiday jumper by today's guest Sean Mort. Sean and Mark catch up on all things happening in their media worlds and debate out the future of the Star Wars franchise and Disney's plans for streaming.

 

686 - Ron English - An Artist Who Explores Brand Imagery And Advertising
01:08:40
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686 - Ron English - An Artist Who Explores Brand Imagery And Advertising

Ron English creates artwork that starts a conversation, and it's up to you the viewer just how that conversation ends. His artwork pushes you into a direction where you decide what the real message of advertising is and makes you internally debate just how you've been treated as a consumer of capitalism your entire life. Listen to Ron English explain how he sees art, advertising, and their unique relationship. Discover how his desire to tell the truth in marketing has gotten him fired and even arrested more than once.

Today in the opening of the show Mark describes the importance of having artwork that starts a conversation and why it's essential to have Net Neutrality to embrace the culture of communication. Please join https://www.battleforthenet.com today to help fight for an internet that is fair, equal and affordable for all citizens.

 

685 - Frank Kozik - Legendary Poster Maker, Graphic Designer, And Art Toy Creator
01:15:52
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685 - Frank Kozik - Legendary Poster Maker, Graphic Designer, And Art Toy Creator

In 1981 Frank Kozik single-handedly reinvented the lost art of the concert poster. In 1993 he started his own record label, Man’s Ruin Records, during this time he designed and released over 200 singles and full-length albums. In 2001, Kozik closed Man’s Ruin to devote himself full time to fine art, design and the newly emerging art toy movement. In 2014 he took over Kidrobot as the head creative director. Hear a one on one interview with an innovator of both the arts and business, that will not allow himself to be called an innovator.

In a continuation of yesterday’s show opening Mark Brickey digs deeper into a time when the record industry was smaller, and the major record labels had more control in being kingmakers. Mark showcases how the Frank Kozik business model allowed him and so many others to grab a small piece of the music industry as it was shattering. An excellent illustration of how Net Neutrality allows small business to flourish and how the creative community must not let the current political vote push us back into times like when the Big 4 ran music and culture. Listen to tomorrow's show opening for the conclusion of this three-part series on creative control versus corporate control of media.

 

684 - Kidrobot panel interview with Frank Kozik, JRYU, Jon-Paul Kaiser and Doktor A.
01:03:07
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684 - Kidrobot panel interview with Frank Kozik, JRYU, Jon-Paul Kaiser and Doktor A.

Frank Kozik sits down to give an interview and status update on behalf of Kidrobot where he resides as the primary creative director. Kozik is joined by fellow designers and Kidrobot collaborators JRYU, Jon-PaulKaiser and a surprise appearance and announcement from Doktor A (Whoops, Spoiler.) Recorded live at DCON 2017 and produced by Crewest.

Today in the episode opening Mark Brickey explains how The Big 4 of the record industry could have better embraced their future and fate instead of fighting against it. A look back and lesson on how none of us can stop the wheels technology that will spin with or without us, and if you don't get out of the way, how they will inevitably run you over.

 

683 - Hammer Time 15 with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes
01:08:05
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683 - Hammer Time 15 with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes

Sit around the dinner table, count your blessings and get ready for your best food buds to take you through the perfect Thanksgiving Day spread.

682 - The Collector Consumer Food Chain With Brian Flynn, Dov Kelmer, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Kimberg
01:00:09
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682 - The Collector Consumer Food Chain With Brian Flynn, Dov Kelmer, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Kimberg

In today's show opening Mark Brickey looks at the competitive world of video streaming and suggests that we all take note of the business tactics being executed both the good and the ugly and breaks down how this Hollywood explosion could be the best thing to happen in a long time for both fans and professional creatives.

What happens when you get a toy producer, distributor, artist, and store owner all together to talk about their industry of designer collectable toys? Well, you get more industry insight and business advice than you can shake a dunny at. Enjoy this great panel from DesignerCon 2017 led by Adventure In Designs Mark Brickey.

About Our Panel Brian Flynn is the owner of Super 7 a toy company founded on the principle that no one made what they wanted. So they made it themselves.

Dov Kelemer is a co-founder of DKE Toys the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers.

Joe Ledbetter is an American artist and art toy designer from Los Angeles. He is considered part of the Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art Movement and Art and Designer Toys movement.

Josh Kimber runs the Clutter empire which is the world's premier media source for Designer Toys news and the trusted thought-leader of this global subculture community.

681 - Alex Pardee
01:13:18
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681 - Alex Pardee

Episode Talking Points & Topics:

Mark opens the show with a look at 1,628 lies in 298 days and an exploration of the power of suggestion and how you can use your willpower to succeed or to create personal sabotage.

Alex Pardee explains not only finding his path to entrepreneurship but eventually finding his voice as a creative after failing at early attempts at being a comic illustrator. Hear how Alex managed to get out of his comfort zone of being an illustration loner and not only finding a way to get out of his shell but finding a way to learn how to love meeting people that supported his art. When Alex was hired by Zack Snyder to help create the look of the major motion picture Sucker Punch, a project out of his comfort zone of self-initiated work, discover how it forced him to learn how to work quickly on unfamiliar subject matters.

Circle Of Trust Paid Bonus Content Talking Points & Topics:

Alex explains his unique self-taught method of illustration, spoiler alert; it's probably the exact opposite way that you imagine. We also learn how a life of self-doubt is behind Alex and how he's determined to permit himself to be successful at chasing down his own projects. He's finally genuinely working for himself, Alex Pardee.

668 - Start Today Volume: IV - The Misfits 1977-83
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668 - Start Today Volume: IV - The Misfits 1977-83

In volume IV of Start Today, we look at the hardcore history and influence of the Misfits from 1977-83. Where did their sound come from, what bands inspired them and how did their look, theme, and music evolve to make them one of the biggest icons in punk. We also take a unique look at 1976-77 and how that year birthed four significant debut records from bands that would birth the influence not only for the Misfits but many groups to come from all sub-genres of punk music. In part two of Start Today Mark Brickey and Biggie explore the business model of the Misfits and ask is the time right for another theatrical punk band to form, to break through all the noise of 2017.

Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast
01:54:36
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Best of AID 2017: 574 - Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

Featuring an all new introduction with Mark and David breaking down how this episode rose through the ranks to be one of the Best from 2017 (so far).

Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits. 

Talking Points

  • Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over. 
  • Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe. 
  • Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play. 
  • Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing. 
  • Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan. 
  • Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work. 
  • There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness. 
  • The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving. 
  • Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right. 
  • Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.
  • The importance of saying sorry face to face. 
  • Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love. 

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut. 

574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast
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574 - Start Today Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits.

 

Talking Points

- Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over.

- Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe.

- Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play.

- Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing.

- Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan.

- Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work.

- There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness.

- The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving.

- Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right.

- Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.

- The importance of saying sorry face to face.

- Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love.

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut.

503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach
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503 - 3rd Tube of Christmas - Donate To Feeding Long Beach

THE 12 TUBES OF CHRISTMAS TUBE 3 - DONATE FEEDING LONG BEACH For Our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser We Have Decide To Help Homeless And Hungry People In Need. We Will Be Asking For Your Donations From Now Until Sunday At Midnight. 110% Of The Money Raised Will Go To Feeding Long Beach. The Brickey Family Will Match Your Donation By 10% We Will Purchase Toiletries, Underwear, Socks, Plastic Bags (For Food Distribution) And Other Basic Supplies That You And I Take For Granted But Could Greatly Help A Person In Need. Watch The Shopping On Instagram Live And Look To This Page For A Copy Of The Receipt Of Purchase. By Donating Your Name May Be Randomly Selected To Win One Of The Following Donated Prizes

$100 Gift Card From Mondo

$100 Gift Card From Mitch Putnam of Posters and Toys or The VACVVM

$50 Gift Card From PinGameStrong.com

Win 1 of 5 DKNG Polar Bear Prints courtesy of  Adventures In Design

A Years Subscription To The Circle of Trust

$100 Gift Card For The Adventures In Design Store *On AID/COT Merchandise Only

Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames
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Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames

The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All! 

 

For More About This Episode Visit AIDpodcast.com

 

Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”
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Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become”

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose? 

Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin
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Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.

Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort
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Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort

Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.

 

(This podcast can be watched in it's entirety on demand via our YouTube channel)

Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken
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Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken

On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.

Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"
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Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"

Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design. 

Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"
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Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"

Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.

Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
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Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.

Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"
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Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"

Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.

Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”
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Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”

The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.

AID37 Cast & Credits

Special Thanks - To all of our friends at Flatstock that allowed us to record their thoughts and good times.

Hero Design Studio - Mark Brickey;  hosting, editing and packaging the show.

Delicious Design League - Billy Baumann; co-hosting and graphics.

James Flames - James Flames; on air producer, mastering and mixing the episode.

Jakprints - The official official printer of The Circle of Trust. Use our coupon code and save today.

Printed-Matters - Andy Rench for creating this website.

Mondo - Thanks for helping us capture their bizarre world with a private gallery viewing and for setting up interviews.

Expresso Beans - Stop by and check out the world of print collecting.

OMG Posters - Mitch Putnam for his time, helping setup this episode and over all support of AID.

Martin Ansin - Our favorite illustrator / graphic designer from South America.

Kevin Tong - A Poster Man and regular friend to the show.

Soundtrack  - Is available on Spotify.

Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"
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Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"

Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.

Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01
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Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01

This low-fi episode will be available for a limited time only. We hope you enjoy this temporary format while our new recording studio is being built.

Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"
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Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit"

The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love! 

Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"
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Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"

Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.

Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"
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Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism"

It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism".  We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving.  James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom. 

 

Mark gets nostalgic over missing out on Dairy Queen Blizzards this year, and he reveals that he has an ongoing issue with sprinkles.  (It's a lifestyle choice, really.) He can, however, get into the sport of arguing.  James and Billy try to convince Mark that it's okay to watch TV show previews, but he's just not that interested in what they have to say.  Rather, our outspoken host bluntly reveals his stance on bullying, and how it helped shape him into becoming the World's Best Podcaster as he is known today. Our guest is the prolific artist known for his legendary body of skateboard graphics, Don Pendleton.  Don began skateboarding in the mid eighties at the age of 14, and has been a part of skateboarding culture for over 20 years, 15 of which have been dedicated to producing skateboard art.  Mark and Don talk about the culture of action sports and the connection between art and skateboarding.  The Do-It-Yourself approach was a homemade outlet for creativity, offering up fresh opportunities to develop new tricks, to make music in bands, and more. As you prepare to gather around your family this Thanksgiving, pull up a chair next to your uncle Buck, put on your headphones, and share your holiday with us instead.  Our shop talk will get you into the spirit of Thanksgiving as Mark tells a story about committing food adultery. And as many of you get a few days off work, the work for us hardly ever ends.  James discusses what its like working on the weekends, and how there's solidarity in numbers.  Plus, we've got a grand announcement at the end of the show that you won't wanna miss!  May the future be with you...

Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"
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Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"

AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on  crappy logo designs.  One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face.  Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.

Everyone's excited for our extensive interview with the one and only Daniel Danger.  He reveals his “Sting Method” for maintaining stamina while creating his signature, heavily-illustrated prints.  We talk limited editions, timed-editions, dropping out of school, Cowboys and Aliens, and we don't stop there. Just what makes Daniel so Dangerous, anyway?  We're bringing you a colossal, 31st episode of Adventures in Design,  loaded with design and illustration info and a man-sized appetite for full-sized Snickers.  

Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor
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Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor

AID XXX is cumming your way!  This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet.  We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design.  This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before.  We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials.  Is James Flames wearing pants?  (We'll never tell.) 


From across the pond, we are so pleased to welcome our friend, Matt Taylor, feather hat and all.  We talk design, clients, and the WWF. (You know, wrestling. The real stuff. Not some animal bullshit.)
We're so excited to be back in the studio that we just don't want this episode to ever end.  The musk is seeping through the airwaves. Join us for an extended listen of our “dirty thirty” episode.   Have your tissues on standby, AID XXX is going to blow you...away. 


Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University
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Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University

Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University.  Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room.  We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park.  Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.

We've gotta admit, North Dakota has some of the nicest people in the real, 48 states, but where are all the fucking buildings here?  Is it just us, or is there such a thing as too much space?  I'm afraid we're experiencing early symptoms of 'Spaceophobia'.  The only cure?  Surrounding our artsy-fartsy, city hearts with some truly, down-home guests for a casual chat about design culture here in the “Magic City”. We begin with Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller, co-founders and “Fathers” of Notstock, an entertaining, multi-day, arts event hosted by Minot State University.  Laurie discusses the mission of Notstock and how area schools and the community are becoming engaged in the arts, while we ask Bill to talk with us about his passion for American muscle cars and the direct influence these majestic pieces of machinery have on his work. Next, Dan Sharbono and Alyssa Weyrauch Sharbono, creative team of 62 Doors Gallery and Studios discuss the adaptability of artists, how environmental setbacks and the growing oil industry are swiftly shaping the landscape for artists seeking space in Minot, and more.   Shop Talk is bigger and better than ever, jam-packed with essential design resources. The boys unlock the secrets behind Delicious Design League's registration process and add expert advice on film placement when burning your screens.  The boys keep you informed about issues developing in the printmaking arena as the process gain popularity in the craft fair circuit. Billy gives James art direction on his horrible, gig poster concepts, and finally, we welcome our friend Takuma to the couch to discuss Japanese culture and refrigerators with us.  Join us for maniacal laughs down at the student union, The Beaverchomp, the almost certainly fictional name for what we imagine colleges like name these sorts of things, for an indispensable 29th edition of Adventures in Design. 

 

Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley
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Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley

We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design.  Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees.  Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality.  There's singing. There's hair.  And we don't care.  Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design. 

Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"
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Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"

Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland.  No subject is too off-topic.  The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery.  We say “yes” to having too much fun.  All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.

 

Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam
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Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam

Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages. 

Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"
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Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast"

Just a year and half ago, the first episode of Adventures in Design was released. One of the first things ever heard on the show was "Worst Podcast Ever". Fast forward to today and the show starts of boasting "World's Greatest Design Podcast", but don't worry soon there after the conversation shifts to being the best at podcasting is close to being useless (even while celebrating great success the boys can still keep it humble). Switching over to their famous random chit chat the guys all marvel at how manly Billy is for building a staircase on the back of his house, Mark talks about accidentally stumbling into a Sea Festival, talking to podcast listeners in the wild, what they each look for in picking a guests for the show and of course they guys all rally around the future fun of their August appearance in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation. 

 

Illustrator Tom Whalen stops by the show to let everyone know that his career is just as fun as it seems on French paper. Tom goes into his origin story and explains how stumbled upon his minimalistic design style while in art school. Mark explains to Tom that Steamboat Willy was the first ever Mickey Mouse cartoon as the team discusses Southern California's love for Disneyland and they all talk about the scene at comic shows. A good discussion breaks out on is taking the higher moral road the best way to "kickstart" a career or do short cuts pay off professionally. 

 

During the world famous Shop Talk segment the topics range from the rich getting richer, is Obey a cool brand or not, taking your eye off the career ball and losing momentum quickly, Mark offers relationship advice and where to go to meet women when you're a designer, the ongoing discussion of timed edition prints and collect ability, a open hate session on Will Smith, the pleasure in making customers happy versus clients, Eagles football, how to explain pricing models to your clients, always asking for a deposit upfront, how getting paid upfront sucks for motivation and lastly a nice thank you to everyone for helping the show reach 100,000 downloads! All of this and a couple of surprises are awaiting you on your next Adventure In Design. 

Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"
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Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock"

Episode 24 starts of with a big announcement that will change the sound of the show, for the first time EVER we find our Adventure In Design starting of with not just 2 voices but 3, that's right the  announcement that James Flames will be joining the show as a full time on air personality/producer. This is great news for all the Team James Flames people out there in podcast land. Not only do the boys introduce a new full time me member to the show but they also introduce a new design game that will certainly sweep the design community by storm Hire, Retire & Fire. Watch your ass could you easily be the next person to get fired by the maniacs at Adventures in Design. Speaking of getting hired, the guys talk about their upcoming live shows at Gallery F in Chicago this July and their headlining appearance in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. You can hear the excitement building as the AID summer tour season is quickly approaching, make sure you check out one of this summer's LIVE show recordings or invite the podcast to come out to your city for a design experience like none other on planet earth. If you really want a unique listener experience you can always go out to eat with Mark, in episode 24 Billy and James talk about some of their favorite times out on the road breaking bread and coeds with Mark. However, sharing a dinner out on the town isn't the only way to enjoy some time with Mr. Brickey, you can always instead just ask him to spell words for you, which can be hours on entertainment. Lastly, what wouldn't an episode of the show be without some good ol fashioned complaining about shitty Kickstarter campaigns.

 

Next up Dan Ibarra, from Aesthetic Apparatus, makes his third appearance on the show to introduce the Circle of Trust to Schoolha.us the new group-mentorship program by AA. Dan quickly informs everyone to the new way of thinking going on over at camp AA and Dan also defines that 3 or more people are needed to have a crew. Explaining what they feel is wrong with the current design education process Dan gives a glimpse into the different methods of learning and team building that they hope to create with Schoolha.us. Having a goal and wanting to learn is the key dynamic to being a successful part of the Schoolha.us program, simply put you learn what you want to learn and when you feel you're done, you're done… No more "force feeding" style of studio education. Learn more by visiting their new website here: http://schoolha.us As with all things Adventures In Design, eventually the guys debate on the long term effects that Schoolha.us may have on Aesthetic Apparatus. So even if you're a well seasoned pro, you can hopefully relate to the delicate balance of being selfless/selfish with your career, doing what you love and what you have to do, to make a honest living. 

 

Keeping with the educational theme of Schoolha.us during Shop Talk the crew all discuss what they do and don't want to see in student portfolios and their expectations in conversation during the interview process. Moving over to their own work, more specifically showing new work to clients, the guys all discuss managing early client expectations and trying to not let folks leap to ridiculous conclusions on early rounds of work. Also, a lengthy discussion occurs when Mark shares his frustration with clients simply changing their minds and really the scope of projects in the middle of a ongoing job and how this can really effect the designer's bottom line if they don't take up for themselves. Comparing clients to 3 year olds, double taking your way out of jam and standing up for good design are just a few of the bullet points in possibly the longest ever AID discussion on dealing with those that hire you to do what you do… and to hopefully do it well.

 

Every now and again the show even talks about the art of design… Billy initiates a very interesting conversation on a recent Man of Steel poster curated by Mondo. Everyone takes a turn talking about designer influence and paying tribute while still leaving your own fingerprints on your work. See attached graphic below to visually see the conversation about his print and it's rich history and ever richer future. 

 

Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"
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Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake"

Episode 23 gets to the point pretty damn fast, the episode is all about the interview with Australian illustrator designer Ken Taylor. Ken is known for having a strong body of poster work for the movie, music and art gallery world. He's a regular listener to the show, and president of the Australian Circle of Trust, making him fit right into the conversation with Mark and Billy. Over the span of a 100 minutes the boys cover: How Ken Taylor got his start in Australia and eventually became a well known name in the US poster scene, debate the difference between designing music, movie and art posters, Ken talks about his process and getting lost in the details while working, the amount of time he spends making these pieces, properly pricing jobs, negotiating with clients and Ken even talks about buying and trading posters at Flatstock in Austin, Texas and lastly what posters he has hanging on his own walls at home.

Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"
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Episode 22 feat. Fraser Davidson and James Flames "The Infographic of Trust"

 

British designer/animator Fraser Davidson swings by the show to talk about how "magic" makes the budget go up and his exploration of love for sports design and branding. James Flames joins the boys in Shop Talk where Mark puts Billy and James against one another to take on rounds of betting on the Info Graphic of Trust, a listener survey conducted earlier this year by Tom Booth. All of this and more is waiting for you on the 22nd voyage of the Adventures In Design rocket ship!!

 

Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"
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Episode 21 feat. Morning Breath "How Do I Do What You Do"

Mark & Billy are back from their personal hiatus and have a lot to catch up on! Joined in the studio with Brooklyn based pals Doug & Jason from Morning Breath, the gang cruises through the history of Think Skateboards, how Thrasher Magazine owns everything and try to figure out why LL Cool J doesn't have a Chapstick endorsement? Album cover art, hating contracts, working to pay the bills, hat lessons, healthy girls and so many more topics are waiting for you on Episode 21 of Adventures In Design!! 

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"
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Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"

Episode 20 "A Tale of Two Brickeys"  - Recorded in two parts. Act one of Mark and Billy's latest adventure was recorded on the eve of Mark's cross country flight to find a new home in Southern California. The show starts with a lengthy, super late, Super Bowl commercial critique where Mark & Billy rate their favorite billion dollars ads and then rant on all those that they hated during America's largest annual Television event. The show then takes a turn where Mark shed's insight into his nervousness and fears for what lies ahead for him the next day. On the eve of a life long dream, to relocate to the Los Angeles area, Mark looks to Billy for insight into Billy's move to Chicago. In one of the more genuine segments of the show's history, Adventures In Design starts to sound much more like two great friends talking on the phone, rather than a recorded podcast for the public. 

 

Act two was recorded one week later where we find out the results of Mark's cross country dreams and find our host in a very different state of mind than we did in act one. Due to a couple of technical problems we find Mark and Billy joined by a surprise guest, non other than James Flames. The known AID trio sits back and have their usual Shop Talk rants and raves where they discuss being interviewed for books, finding an agent, managing supply and demand and whatever else pops into their heads. All while being joined by a very special guest, the talented Dan Kuhklen of DKNG Studios. 

 

Recorded in 5 different cities and edited while flying from coast to coast, the newest Adventure In Design is indeed the tale of two sides of the human mind… The fear of failure and the celebration of succeeding. If you have ever been scared to relocate for your path in life, may this episode be your companion. 

 

Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"
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Episode 19 "Broadcasting Live From A Basement In Cheektowaga, NY"

The 19th adventure takes off with Mark broadcasting "live" from his in-laws fiery warm basement in Cheektowaga, NY. Now that Mark is officially homeless, and has nothing but time on his hands, during a 4 month break from design, he and Billy catch up on what they have both been doing since we last found them at the end of November 2012. They also talk about the victory in launching their new show website AIDpodcast.com and how getting that project off of the ground has been a blessing. While discussing Mark's upcoming cross country road trip Billy comes up with the genius idea that they should gather design questions for Mark to ask of strangers along the way from New York  to California. After a heated discussion of standardized goalie masks in the NHL the boys need to cool their jets and take a music break before getting a James Flames hosted shop talk going. In the midst of the audio break, due to not currently having a phone line, Mark shares a classic telemarketer call where a accidental wrong number leads to one memorable email address. The call was made in 2003 long before Adventures In Design had hit the airwaves or Hero had ever even printed their first poster.

 

James Flames joins the show for his fourth show appearance and third time sitting in on Shop Talk. Out of the gate Mark complains about how shitty CG cartoons are these days, Billy offers some contemporary children's cartoons worthy of checking out and then the whole gang reminisces on watching TV after school back in the day. The gang also tries to figure out the exact label for what it is they all do for a living, which for the fist time in show history, leaves everyone speechless. Even though no one seems to know the exact label the guys share a discussion on how almost everyone's New Year's Design Resolutions where hitting the same themes, the boys debate whether one can ever truly have a proper life balance while owning their own business. Mark and Billy confess their South By Southwest secrets to James and he's not happy with what he hears. 

 

In a interactive media loop, the podcast comments on recent blog drama that has taken place on their website AIDpodcast.com where Calm The Ham and couple of internet tumbleweeds get called out in the discussion. Joking about their new self proclaimed stance as the "TMZ" or "60 Minutes" of the poster world, the discussion goes deep into exploring why some people may choose to be "inspired by" and why others just get greedy, and can't seem to exist in the gray areas of the law. In a weird twist of commentary Mark and Billy debate what their level of customer service should be to those that stop by the website or listen to the show. Then in a moment of loosing his mind Mark decides that designers should start sticking together in the same way that cops do! All of this and more is awaiting you through the brotherhood of design known as Adventures In Design Episode 19. 

 

Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Episode No.17 finds our Hero, Mark, being held hostage in a warehouse located in Philadelphia, PA where a squeegee biker gang called The Awesome Dudes have taken him and local shop owner Shawn Hileman as their prisoners. Can Billy use the power of the internet to disarm the threat before it reaches EPIC levels? Along with the help of Kevin Mercer, Billy races against time to free Mark from the Awesome Dudes deadly grip and save the Masthead Gallery.

Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 16 "Live From West Virginia University" featuring the WVU printmaking department.

Episode 16 finds Mark & Billy live in the great state of West Virginia where they attempt to entertain the WVU printmaking department in Morgantown. AID flips the script on episode 16 by having Mark & Billy sit on the hot seat as they're interviewed by the printmaking students at WVU. 

 

Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 15 "Live From Chicago" featuring Jay Ryan, Shawn Smith and Little Friends of Printmaking

Mark and Billy triumphantly return live on stage from Schubas in Chicago. Joined by an all-star cast of Illustrator and poster design friends: Jay Ryan and Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as multimedia artist Shawn Smith of Shawnimals. As the guys navigate their way through their first live podcast you'll hear rousing tales of frustration and inspiration from the front lines of the design world, an audience participated Shop talk Q&A session, and the most unexpected few rounds of "The Newlywed Game" ever played. All this, and everything in between on this LIVE episode of Adventures in Design.  

Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 14 "The Hum of Hate" featuring Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus

“The Hum of Hate”…If shitting out nuggets of wisdom we’re a paid gig, Mark and Billy would be living the good life out in Beverly Hills with Will Smith and the guy who played Balki Bartakamous on Perfect Strangers.  Welcome back faithful listeners to adventure no.14 a.k.a. The Hum of Hate…Truer words have never been spoken about design, and about life really. But like they do every episode, the guys set out to examine the details surrounding this sentiment. 

 

At the top of the show we are treated to some select stories about Billy’s rapidly approaching wedding (congrats Billy, by the way), and Mark goes off on a rant about his contempt for those who wish to reduce the mustache to a mere novelty. While most men with handlebar mustaches look like they should be engaged in almost constant conversation about kazoos, I must side with Mark on this one (Mark was in my wedding and one of three handlebar mustachioed men including myself). Next up is a rousing edition of “Mark fucks with Telemarketers” in where a very willing salesman seems way too aroused at the prospect of being drawn by an “artist” over the phone. On to my favorite part of the show Shop Talk, this is where bullshit artists like me get the real scoop on what’s goes on in the world of graphic design. Joining the guys this week is none other than the inimitable Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus. Fresh off a new Typeface release and knee deep in the middle of creating a line of gift-able items called “Haute Crap”, Dan helps weigh in on a few key issues. The guys answer some listener questions about the economy of using a 3rd party printer from the standpoint of the struggling designer, and Dan makes some great points about the value of the passion that is required in order to have a successful business----that and making sure you don’t squander all your profits on cocaine. Things start to heat up when Billy reveals just how much he judges other poster artist’s ability…errrr…umm, inability to properly screen-print, causing what is sure to be an instant loss in newbie poster artist listenership. Bringing the topic back into the realm of Simplify vs. Detailed, the guys compare the work of two prominent poster artists, Jason Munn and Aaron Horkey. Through this debate, we are reminded of the benefits of both schools of design thought to the point where both artists’ work can be equally appreciated. Finally, the guys discuss the economy and the ethics of submitting your work to a Gallery show, is it worth your time and effort as an artist? Fuck if I know, I just write the copy. 

 

Don’t forget that the live show is September 26th, 2012. If you are in the Chicago area and can make it out, your participation would be much appreciated. Ticket sales and other info after the jump. Adios for now.

 

A few notes:

 

♦ Mark does an amazing Native-American accent

♦ New Zealand and Australia are the same place

♦ Billy is only single for a few more weeks (pregnant strippers are his fav)

♦ Dan is good at stroking……egos

 

Patrick M.

A.I.D. Reporter on the Beat  

 

Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong
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Episode 13 "Blow Sunshine Up Their Skirts" featuring Kevin Tong

Featuring famed poster designer & illustrator Kevin Tong. Mark & Billy try to get into Kevin's well protected ego to see if he thinks of himself as a success in the art scene. The boys pick their favorite ways to die, as well a shop talk that looks deeply into the fear of failure, projecting success but keeping it real at the same time and lastly a detailed suggestion of pricing out that next non prof gig that you get asked to do. All this and more awaits you on the this episode Adventures In Design.

Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 12 "Designers Just Wanna Have Fun" featuring James Flames

Mark & Billy reveal who their first sponsor is. The second installment  of guys only. The boys reminisce about the old days of professional wrestling, not being able to sing and being open minded on partying with people that are different than you.  No interview on this episode just a mega long Shop Talk, with the first ever sit in guest, the talented James Flames. This episode of Shop Talk covers design topics like carpal tunnel syndrome, "inspired by" art prints and art shows.

Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 

Episode 11 kicks off with the normal nonsense that has started to define the start of the show… The design podcast that takes at least 10-15 minutes before they actually even start talking about design. In the chitter chatter of non design related topics you'll hear about rescuing dogs and the first ever guy's only segment featuring "Uncle Brickey's Recipe For Perfect Summer Balls". This time around the Circle of Trust goes north of the border to Montreal, Quebec to interview Raymond Biesinger a international man of editorial illustration. Raymond, a regular listener of the show, fits in well as the third wheel and openly talks about how he got into making editorial illustration his main design discipline and at times being the in the sweet spot of turning down 2-3 jobs for every one job that he agrees to. Raymond also shines a little light on to getting clients to "Auction for your time" and about how important it is for him to make sure that his client projects provide enough finical security so that he can afford to get involved in his own passion projects that normally have little to no money attached to them. A great honest and modest interview that intelligently explains the difference between illustration and design careers, his love of history and 101 things you probably didn't know about Canada. During the world famous "shop talk" segment, the show covers the topics of how the creative process works for Mark & Billy individually, advice on when to price a project and how to react to unsettling feedback from your clients. Plus, where to sell your prints online, thoughts on the poster collector website Expresso Beans, advice on picking a good art festival, all of these topics and many more are waiting for you on this episode of Adventures In Design.

 

Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"
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Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"

A I D E-XTREME! The most E-XTREME Adventures In Design yet!!! Mark & Billy, as always, go over a wide range of non-design related topics, but somehow find themselves ranting and raging on how they may have picked the worst industry in the world to be a part of. The boys are joined in the studio by long time friend John Solimine from Spike Press. John is a Brooklyn-based designer who recently just finished his first iOS app titled Dragon Brush. The interview that follows is a very honest and realistic depiction of what it takes for illustrators to create long-term projects with little to no money attached, thus creating a true labor of love.

Episode 9 "What's Inside You"
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Episode 9 "What's Inside You"

Mark and Billy are back with their ninth episode and this time around they have Mitch Putnam & Rob Jones in the studio with them. Mitch Putnam run's the popular poster blog omgposters.com and Rob Jones is a Grammy winning, seasoned poster veteran who is probably most known for his ongoing working relationship with Jack White and all of Jack's musical projects. Mitch & Rob are also 2/3 of the poster powerhouse Mondo, the company that releases some of the finest posters in our art movement. Mondo acts as the middle man between big movie studios and amazing DIY illustrator /designers around the globe. With these four highway men in the studio together, the conversation covers the past, present, and future of poster making, as well as what goes into creating original artwork for various medias, like movies, bands, etc. Aside from this fascinating look into one of the biggest names in today's poster world, episode 9 as always, covers a wide range of design, business and personal topics that Mark and Billy have encountered since the last time they sat down to have this conversation with you.

 

Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"
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Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"

Episode No.8 covers, as always, a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Billy's new-found love of public transit and Mark's new-found love of Southern California. The Adventures In Design boys discuss 5 brands that make magic, debate the differences between freelance & agency work, give advice on getting started at the local level in the gig poster world, the first ever on air art critique of poster designer Lance Lester and talk about making a contract out of your mistakes. All of this and more on Episode No.8 of Adventures In Design is waiting for you on your favorite podcasting device!

Episode 7 "Want For More"
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Episode 7 "Want For More"

Mark & Billy are joined by illustrator James Flames, Allison Glancey and Craig Seder known as Strawberryluna and Mike King from Crash America. Portions were recorded during Flatstock at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This is a podcast about the people who have let good design and bad dreams destroy their lives. Enjoy!!! 

Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"
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Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"

Designer Mark Brickey, member of Hero Design Studio, meets Delicious Design League's Billy Baumann when he asks him to be his podcast cohost for five minutes. Along the way they learn about Print Mafia, John Vogl of The Bungaloo, life, death and they even learn something about themselves. It's a cross country road trip they'll never forget! Filmed on location during SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas.

Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"
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Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"

Three best friends Mark, Billy and Dan Stiles hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a secondhand poster that fits each of their design styles perfectly.

Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"
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Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"

Mark and Billy make a new friend Aaron Draplin and he teaches them the true meaning of snowboarding… antics ensue. 

Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"
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Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"

Mark's feeling down about the lack of podcasting popularity, Billy tries to cheer him up by inviting Dan & Michael from Aesthetic Apparatus to join them on a skiing trip... antics ensue.

Episode 2 "Sun Room"
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Episode 2 "Sun Room"

Mark & Billy get invited into the Sonnenzimmer with their new friends Nick & Nadine... Somehow Billy gets locked out, antics ensue.

Pilot
2017-12-14 08:52:11 UTC
Pilot

"Pilot" Mark and Billy stumble upon the idea of making a podcast about design... only to find out that they're not very good at it.