The Wombles once sang “…making good use of the things that we find, things that the every day folk leave behind” – Dustin Lee of RetroSupply Co has kind of been doing this with old vintage packaging and Americana. He’s made a business from creating first class design resources to replicate that look of old. I chat to Dustin about our joint love of old treasures, what we love about them and how we find them. This is part of a retro design trilogy – it started with Bill Rose, author of Junk Type, in episode 34 LISTEN HERE and I also interviewed graphic designer and author, Aaron Draplin, on The Vectorgenerians Podcast LISTEN HERE
You can find out more about Dustin and Retro Supply Co HERE
You can also buy RetroSupply items HERE (Search Retro Supply in the search field)
Buy Junk Type: Typography – Lettering – Badges – LogosCLICK HERE Buy Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much EverythingCLICK HERE
This week’s episode is all about communicating. Glyn and Dave have touched on elements of this before but this week they decided to revisit this subject after receiving multiple cut and paste communications when a more personal approach would have yielded a more positive response. Why don’t we have time to be personal anymore?
Glyn interviews World War 2 Normandy Veteran David Edwards – 53rd Welsh Division, South Wales Borders (2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment) – about his time during World War 2 and Normandy. Also talk about Joining Up, Training for Normandy, Hill 112 and the inevitable Military Hair Cut. This is part of his continuing World War 2 portrait project.
Glyn and Dave have a catch up after Dave’s trip away the last two weeks. And this week it is a mini rant about the glut of business coaches, ‘gurus’, sales coaches and entrepreneurs on social media – what is the qualification these days to nominate yourself as one? These are our opinions only!
INCREDIBLE; there really is no other word that comes close in describing Uli Staiger’s Images. A Photoshop and 3D Digital Artist Glyn chats with Uli about how we creates his art work combining Photography, Photoshop and 3D and how he truly believes ANYONE can do it! No special gift or talent needed; just an imagination and consistency. Without doubt one of the nicest and most talented folks in the industry if you don’t know Uli, after this episode you’ll love him, and if you do know him, you’ll love him more.
We have a very special guest this week, one that’s taken some planning but so happy it worked out! Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books with his fourth, Keep Going! released on April 2nd. Austin describes himself as “a writer who draws. I make art with words and books with pictures” but he’s more than that, he’s funny, intelligent, inspirational and down to earth. We really enjoyed our chat, go and buy his books!! Chase Jarvis Interview https://austinkleon.com/ – Website https://amzn.to/2FJiL6U – Keep Going book. Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Wwjb66 – Steal Like an Artist. Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2THgltl – Show Your Work. Amazon UK
In this episode Glyn and Dave talk about forgiveness. Sounds pretty serious, but it’s not. It’s just about not harbouring grudges, letting things go that hold you back or distract you, moving on and making more positive decisions in life and business.
This week we interview a man who, without his generosity, we would not be making this podcast. Zack was instrumental in Glyn following the path he did in 2009 which eventually led to us meeting in 2010. Catching up with Zack 10 years on he opens up about life as a photographer and reveals the truth about the real world of a working photographer and some harsh truths we all experience, how to get out of that funk and keep going. It’s one of our most honest and revealing interviews.
Zack’s NEW Class “The Craft of Portrait Photography” on The Portrait Masters Training Platform: https://theportraitmasters.com/product/the-craft-of-portrait-photography/