Adventures In Design

27 Minutes Of New Content Today

All week long the Hammer Time gang has been hanging out with you to remind all of our free listeners that the party has moved on iTunes to Violent Gentlemen's Hammer Time.  Today we keep the party going and kick it into overdrive. Yesterday you heard the tale of Hammer staying with Fly Guy Live on tour, today Brickey shares with you the craziest family that he ever stayed with on tour. So much shit went down, but keep quiet because grandma is asleep upstairs. 

Please help the AID Network grow by telling a friend who you think would enjoy listening to Hammer Time to listen to the show and subscribe on iTunes to Violent Gentlemen's Hammer Time. In fact tell all of your friends because if they're your friends, they're a friend of Hammer Time. 

Today's best of Hammer Time reissue features Loser Illusion parts 1 & 2. Where Biggie joins in the fun and tells us all about going to Panama and dropping 25K on stem cells, it must be nice? That one's up to you I guess on your ideal of wealth and health. Enjoy! We'll see you tomorrow with our conclusion to the rowdiest best of week we've ever featured on the show. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

All week long the Hammer Time gang will be hanging out with you to remind the free listeners that the party has moved on iTunes to Violent Gentlemen's Hammer Time. 

As a bonus for the week, Hammer Time has some new content prepared for you every morning. Today Hammer remembers some friendly hosts that he stayed with on tour, as the guys celebrate Hammer Time all week long on Adventures In Design.

To celebrate our new podcast feed and to make it easier for new listeners to catch up with the good times over at Hammer Time. All week long we are re-releasing some of our most popular episodes from the last 16 months of Hammer Time. 

Today's reissue is episode No.10 our McDonlad's brackets.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT

20 Minutes Of New Content

All week long the Hammer Time gang will be hanging out with you to remind the free listeners that the party has moved on iTunes to Violent Gentlemen's Hammer Time. 

As a bonus for the week, Hammer Time has some new content prepared for you every morning. Today the gang talks continues talking about bad co-workers, construction worker hazing and wonder how much would it cost Hamer to create a new look for Gus Fieri

To celebrate our new podcast feed and to make it easier for new listeners to catch up with the good times over at Hammer Time. All week long we are re-releasing some of our most popular episodes from the last 16 months of Hammer Time. 

Today's reissue is episode No.5 our first annual Memorial Day BBQ where the guys play Chip, Snack, Dough!

 

Direct download: HTBO-02i.m4a
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

25 Minutes Of New Content

All week long the Hammer Time gang will be hanging out with you to remind the free listeners that the party has moved on iTunes to Violent Gentlemen's Hammer Time. 

As a bonus for the week, Hammer Time has some new content prepared for you every morning. Today the gang talks about wild employees and whatever else stumbles in front of their path. 

To celebrate our new podcast feed and to make it easier for new listeners to catch up with the good times over at Hammer Time. All week long we are re-releasing some of our most popular episodes from the last 16 months of Hammer Time. 

Today's first reissue is episode 4 The Road To The Betes. It was only Gus's 2nd episode and almost Hammer's last. Listen to when the big dawg learned that his lifestyle was almost his deathstyle. 

 

From April 2017

Deep from the air-conditioned offices of the VGHC Warehouse comes another installment of Hammer Time. Join Mike Hammer of the VGHC, his co-host Mark Brickey from AID, and Gustavo Jaimes from Torch Tattoo for some much needed hanging out after another month on the mean streets of Southern California. These rowdy friends are far from rowdying down as their stories take you from seedy extended family member antics to challenging the toughest designer in the world. This episode skates around the boys' sincere love of food as they play the first ever round of “Build My Food Court,” give away long protected secret wing recipes, and unexpected shopping sprees at Whole Foods to save some green. Even emergency room visits to avoid post-nap comas can’t keep these committed straight edgers away from any type of fun they can cook up. Leave your job pride at the door with The Snake and The Mongoose because it always matters who you get, and you got Hammer Time.

Talking Points

  • The premiere of Build My Food Court on the AID Network. 
  • A snake, a dark horse, and DQ's one softball hit away. 
  • "You tell me when to stop."
  • Failed attempts at diversity, that one place that always tricks you, and the mirror you don't want to stare into. 
  • Fake News Beth and Hammer's trip to the hospital. 
  • Second Dinner for the straight edgers. 
  • Unnatural glasses, nauseating water and the first few warning signs of smelling like sugar. 
  • "It says... high."
  • Coma nap level sugar intake when you trick or treat every day. 
  • Taking a nutritionist to Whole Foods gets your Big Dog card revoked. 
  • Mark's secret wing recipe revealed!
  • Stabber Bros., one week in glasses, and taking a shit in the Nova. 
  • Getting down with The Mongoose and The Snake because it matters who you get. 
  • Flying first class and a problem with job pride. 
  • Act as if...
  • Being born a cowboy, subtle cap changes, and tucked in teeshes.
  • Channeling the real Hank Williams and growing up the son of a construction worker. 
  • Troubling extended family members. 
  • Gadget excitement. 
  • Are you the toughest designer to ever?
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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Billy and Sean are joined in the Cave of Cartoons by the hilarious, talented, and hilariously talented designer Aaron Seachrist or as the world knows him, OK Pants. We transform ourselves back to our grade school days to relive the powerhouse that was Transformers - a hugely influential and culturally relevant show that lives on to this day.

 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Dan and Nathan from DKNG Studios stop by for the 16th episode of The DKNG Show. Today we look at the pin game, waiting to get paid, growing with your clients and the power of layering in composition.

For Circle of Trust members, we take an in-depth look at the recent Van Morrison poster design. We study the craft of making your illustrations look real by applying all the tiny details that matter. Lastly, we run into the world of infographic design and talk about the challenges in turning raw data into rad design.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It's a tailgate party for the biggest superhero movie of all time, and you're invited. We pick Avengers kickball teams, dream about the new Marvel Land plans for Disneyland and get sidetracked by some Star Wars talk. Monday's are hard, so let's take it easy at the Infinity War Tailgate Party! Bring a friend!

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

The Hammer Time crew has a very special announcement for next week's episode number thirty, but first, the gentleman thing to do is to remember the tragedy that last week ripped the hockey community's heart in half. Hammer Time never gives up even if Brickey's socks have already quit. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Mark asks Mark Lewman after thirty-three years in the design and advertising industry how does he feel about the future of his profession and what can we all learn from his veteran insight. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:27am PDT

Today In Part One Of Lincoln Design Co. III

  • Lincoln has found a new home and built a halfpipe in the basement to celebrate, Mark asks about the reality of making your dream factory. 
  • We explore Lincoln's relationship with Nike and how it works, working with an industry giant. 
  • The Lincoln look covers a full spectrum of products and brands, and we hear how they approach designing for all ages.
  • How does a busy shop like Lincoln find the time to make so much internal branding and merchandise. 
  • Does it help having a fanbase of fellow designers that do your exact job? Are you feeding the competition or laying down a base for the future? 
  • How working for Lincoln leads to some of their biggest jobs they ever did for others. 
  • How Portland works as the perfect backdrop for their studio and lives. 
  • A major announcement about something fun happening in Portland. 

In The Circle of Trust. Exclusive Paid Member Content. 

Can AID and Lincoln work together in a mutually beneficial working relationship? 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT