Adventures In Design (Art Design )

Brian Kesinger worked for Disney for twenty plus years, and he's only forty-one. Hired out of high school, he went straight to his dream job. But like all creatives, he started to see a different version of his dream that meant making some big life moves.

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

100% Soft is the illustrated world of Truck Torrence, a former graphic designer that stepped into illustration and has created his unique style guide. Truck explains his rules of building within the 100 Soft looks and how he processes the real world into his illustrated world.

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Another new voice from Lincoln Design Co illustrator Brandon Hunsaker makes a rare interview appearance as our 5th voice for our 20/20 special. Brandon found artwork through skateboarding and music in the early eighties. He started illustrating his favorite skateboard graphics, band logos, and comic characters as a kid and still does all of that now as an adult at Lincoln. Living a lifetime of illustrating all of the things that make him happy, while not talking much, it's a complete honor to have him on the show.

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Illustrator and animator Damasso Sanchez is one of the voices from Lincoln Design Co. that you haven't heard on Adventures In Design before. Domasso shares how his roots in animation taught him how to illustrate both fast and with confidence. Sanchez explains how Lincoln accidentally started animated their logos and perhaps opened a portal to tons of new client and branding work. 

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Miguel Wilson shares with us a story about following your heart and being open to wherever that journey may take you! From stadium stages as a professional hip hop dancer to China as a toy manufacturing consultant and back LA as a toy designer concept artist. Globally, Miguel is in search of one thing, and one thing only, happiness.

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Nick Sambrato, like many of us, fell backward into printing. He fell from being a band manager in the music industry. Years later, he's still managing artists, but instead of musicians, it's the highly trained men and women of Mama's Sauce, his specialty printing business in Orlando, Florida. Nick co-runs his company with the mindset that Mama's Sauce is right for everyone but perfect for some!

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Gigposter legend Jermaine Rogers explains how he made the transition to doing what he wanted to do fo for a living versus what he had to do. If people assume you're going to fail, then what do you have to lose. Jermaine shares his view on the accountability of artists who do not stand up and speak out on what they believe in because they are worried it will hurt their careers. It seems both history and Jermaine Rogers are both watching and judging your next steps.

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

Alex Pardee brings by his friend Rocom of RocomToys.com to announce their Halloween Treat FutureMeToy.com!

Win a free Future Me Toy by sharing any episode from Creep Week using the #cottilldeath

To hear part two of today's episode please become a member of the Circle of Trust at 
https://aid.network/ 

Creep Week 2019 is the 6th annual Halloween podcast festival on Adventures In Design. To listen to previous episodes become a member of the Circle of Trust and unlock the Creep Week Archives: https://aid.network/creep

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

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? 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:27am PST

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)

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 5:07pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 7:39pm PST

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. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:21pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:36pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:05pm PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:19pm PST

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! 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:25am PST

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

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...

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

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. 


Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:21pm PST

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. 

 
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

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. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:56pm PST

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.

 
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

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. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

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