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633 - July Poster Countdown with Mitch Putnam
The work coming out of the poster scene this year is more impressive than it's ever been and July is certainly no exception. Mitch Putnam of OMGposters joins Mark for the July Poster Countdown where these two veterans of the industry pour over pieces to break down what sets them apart from the crowd and other behind the scenes tidbits that shed light on the reality of producing them. Composition, typography, color palettes, and more are upturned to critique posters created for movies, music, and pop culture that straddle the thin line between fine art and commercial art. What are the extra steps these creatives take to catch the eye of hard core collectors and the hearts of newbies wondering why everyone cares about an expresso bean? This is the largest countdown we've ever undertaken between the July's Top Ten, Mondo's releases from San Diego Comic Con, and a few other triumphs in screenprinting lifted from OMGposters.com that can't go unnoticed. Get ready to learn from some of the best artists in the scene who aspire to be so great that people in the near future will be ripping off the hard work they're putting out now. Talking Points An unprecedented, long running series where the creator still makes the art. Scale and rendering to control the story of your work. The tap dance of focus and release. Polarizing posters from Tom Whalen and judging an artist on their own curve. Can you do the work you believe in regardless of the limitations surrounding it? Compositions that make an impact and drawing influences from the peers you admire. The permanently raised bar of the poster scene. Studying Half Hazard Press to see where to improve your own work. Finding the underserved fan bases. Having fun, inventive ideas that explore what can be done in your medium. Which way do you hang it? Achieving light through screen printing. Telling a story that leaves your audience wanting more. Appreciation of the craft and the finances behind slower paced artists. Controlling your viewer's eye through rendering. Movement, intensity, and other effective tools in an illustrators arsenal. Workflow, work, and the discipline of controlling when to kick it into overdrive. The continual exploration of Kevin Tong on his artistic journey. Circle Of Trust Talking Points Should you suffer through the comic book industry as a training ground for poster work? Understanding character development and conveying mood in your piece. Alluding to an older composition in a series and other incredible feats by Jock. The fine line of appearing purposeful in simplicity. Unfair hate for live action updates. Wild color palettes and other risks Ken Taylor still isn't afraid to take. Are you being ripped off or was your fingerprint ever really that large? Uncovering new illustration techniques and artist's leaving breadcrumbs in their groundbreaking pieces. An old look that people like that carefully requires authenticity. Well thought out compositions that are comprised of countless moving parts from the artwork itself to the subject matter. On brand work that resonates with the story you're depicting. Setting the tone with your brushstrokes.l and the triple threat of looking retro, painterly, and screen printable. Leaving your viewer with a feeling and an unfortunately large copyright.
632 - Shop Talk with OKpants and Billy Baumann
Break out the drum early because Shop Talk is here and it's time to start banging. This week Mark is joined by OKpants and Billy to swap bold, edgy statements that will get you thinking about where we are today and where you're going tomorrow. From questions about working with morally incompatible companies if the price is right to contemplating potential professional pivots, this episode goes deep into who you are as a designer and person. Aaron, Mark, and Billy discuss the atrocities in Charlottesville, our President's weak response to it all, and getting people who want a positive change on the same side to fight the real enemies we are facing. Despite these pressing and depressing recent events, the boy's bedrock belief in the PMA lifestyle shows us that friendship and respect are vital to finding what happiness we can in life. Now get out there and believe in yourself. It requires zero money, logic, or help. Quit being a loser. Talking Points The Tick returns and Mark needs some context as to why in the hell that's happening. Mike Giant, gun ownership, and feeling dead on or dead off. Would you add an asterisk to your brand? Race, violence, and Charlottesville. Getting on the same side for a positive change and the political problem plaguing us. Audience reactions to last week's Shop Talk. Moving forward with the Seinfeld poster. Finding the proper platform, the mark of good art, and channeling your anger into inspiration. You are not what you like. Is it more important to get the best time or have the best time? Circle Of Trust Talking Points A debate for and against The Rock. Work on yourself then be yourself. Can you ever really retire from what you love doing? Staying relevant, potential pivots, and understanding the cultural barometer. The next rebellion. TEAM BILLYS DIRT
631 - Carrlyn Bathe of Fox Sports West
Fox Sports West host Carrlyn Bathe joins Mark to unveil the ego behind performing. These two entertainers may call themselves working class celebrities, but that just means they care more fiercely about their craft than anyone who has already "made it." Carrlyn has put a lifetime of work into becoming the woman we've seen on television and this interview is a look behind the facade at the authentic personality shining through in her work. It may appear to come effortlessly, but there is so much more than natural talent that goes into being great at bringing out the best in people. Mark has had a different path that led to a similar end and he shares how the Act As If mentality was the turning point for him in becoming the ringleader of Adventures In Design and how he built the stage he stands on today one step at a time. Get ready for an introspective journey that relates directly to your own confidence, how you present yourself, and how you relate to others. Talking Points Getting paid for not being famous... yet. The one man band facade of being digestible and informative in an effortless manner. Confidence, authenticity, and energy. Empathy is the scientific answer. Caffeine is the other answer. Getting the most out of the people you're shining a light on. Unleashing on dogs that will always pick up the ball. Breaking muscle memory, calling someone out, and moving past fandom. Establishing the fine balance of trust with your guest and the audience. Before you broadcast... A contact buzz, a complex, and earning your place at the table when no one cares about who you are. Needing an audience to be in your element. Circle Of Trust Talking Points Building your theatre professionally. Auditioning to take jobs away from children and faking it even after you made it to get momentum spinning in your direction. Taking the time to figure out how to get to the reality and the unattainable dream. Letting go in front of others and caring about the craft. Inclusion and bonding with everyone. Looking at the situation and the circumstances behind calendar photos and where they may lead. The fountain of youth in broadcasting for both genders.
629 - The Logo Show with Dan Stiles and Billy Baumann
Coffee has exploded onto every single street corner and strip mall of this great nation ever since Starbucks paved the way for its broader appreciation by the masses. With demand at an all time high, the supply that rises along with it will fortunately and sometimes, unfortunately, take on all shapes and sizes. Luckily Dan Stiles, Billy Baumann, and Mark Brickey are here with another installment of The Logo Show and have been percolated a few ideas that could visually raise the bar on the branding associated with this caffeinated craze. Mismatched line weights, oversized serifs, and visual tropes abound as they comb through dozens of logos that go from good to bad to holy shit that coffee bean has a soul patch and a headband. When so many companies are selling such similar products, design is left to do a lot of the heavy lifting that properly conveys what distinguishes each business to prosumers around the world. Get ready for a big sip of branding with quick witted critiques so hot it just might burn your tongue. Circle Of Trust Members also get to hear the very first Billy On The Beat where he interviews Design Scout and their involvement in rebranding the Chicago coffeehouse Fairgrounds. Talking Points A new day and age for premium priced coffees and a peek at next month's category. Do Walmart level products need Saul Bass level design? The suit on the inside, everyone trying to leave their mark, and priming the pump. Billy pitches his redesigns Philz Coffee and pitches it to Dan and Mark. Fonts, Typefaces, and Stiles on styles. Making hot too hot so that hot looks like medium. Illustrator Rough or Organic Rough and aesthetics outside the market norm. Well handled typography with matching weight for small caps and Star Trek A point problems. Good is great, intriguing line weights, and giving off the appropriate vibes. New concepts to old approaches, unbalanced Baristads, and snob free claims. A designer's love for ampersands, branding elements to play with, and some severe letter spacing issues. Circle Of Trust Talking Points What type on a slightly curved path does for your logo mark and limiting your font families. The dot com logo treatment of our era and establishing a visual hierarchy. Critiquing vintage looking logos that more or less don't want you in the stores they reside over. Salvaging other terrible attempts at logo design for Cellar Door and more. Taking a couple lumps on a one hour, coffee themed logo project that brought Mark out of retirement. Marching line weights with secondary fonts for unity, non-logos, and organic distressing. Nine colors of green and mistletoe muddying the waters of a good logo. Things to look for in a font (errrrr.. typeface) (Sorry Dan). Deeply flawed execution and the eye of the beholder. Billy On The Beat Talking Points Meet Design Scout and their roster of clients. All cool things all the time and revamping stagnant design aesthetics. Identity systems, interior design, and adding the missing elements of the company itself. Sourcing the physical objects that would match the new look of Fairgrounds and other collaborations that bring a space to life. Bringing a holistic experience that lifts up the logo and expands upon it. Oh Fuck! moments, happy accidents in production, and trusting vendors that work outside your control.
628 - Redneck Wisdom with Jeral Tidwell
Jeral Tidwell returns to the AID Airwaves on the cusp of becoming a father to share some much needed redneck wisdom that everyone needs to hear. If you've heard Mark and Jeral together before you know what you're in for, and if this is your first dose of advice from the taint of this great country then get ready for some harsh truths that will get your head on straight. From airbrushing anything at a mall kiosk to becoming a world renowned pinstriper to his current project of converting two abandoned commercial buildings into a dream home and workspace, Jeral's can do attitude and unfaltering determination has led him across the ever changing landscape of following your dreams. He's been chewed up and spit out by a world that doesn't care about his plans so many times that some may assume he's too stupid to know how hard life is, but we know it's an unbreakable determination to achieve happiness in any form he imagines it. Strap in for another inspirational joyride through the mind of Jeral Tidwell that will take you closer to being done, but never perfect. Talking Points The evolving plan to revitalize two abandoned commercial buildings in Kentucky. Zoning laws and never taking no for an answer. Playing hard enough to bleed, doubt, and being led by your obsessions. A fight to get back to zero so you can finally start and the guy who comes out of the clouds with thunderbolts when you're already down. Restarting your ship when it's dead in the water and the delicate momentum of a career. Will becoming a dad affect Jeral's next artistic adventure? Waiting for a mini male Tidwell looming on the horizon. A simple survival tool for every step in the evolution of your career. Circle Of Trust Talking Points The difference between done and perfect. Getting there is the biggest part of your personal and professional growth. Proving yourself... to yourself. Raising a good human, being yourself, and hoping your kids dream up ways of killing you.