This week, Glyn and Dave talk about the benefits of setting up and investing in a home print studio. What’s the best kind of gear, paper, inks and how to properly calibrate and set your profiles to get the best possible print every time. We also talk about framing and how to maximise your home printing investment. Plus some info about the upcoming 3945Portraits Exhibition and preparing print for the exhibition. Thank you for listening.
This week is an interview Dave conducted with UK based design agency HE Creative. It was a relationship built from a random book posting on Instagram and this was the first tie Dave and Phil ever spoke or saw each other. What happened next was a very honest reality check on life, business, relationships, social media and self preservation. It really was one of our most honest interviews and regardless of your profession, you should listen to this!
To hear more about HE Creative and Phil’s thoughts on running a studio, keeping on top of mental health and much more – check out CREATIVE WAFFLE PODCAST from Monday 8th July 2019. https://anchor.fm/creativewaffle
This week, Glyn and Dave chat about what’s been going on the past few weeks, teaching overseas, Glyn’s trip to Normandy for the D-Day anniversary events, the new veterans portrait project website and logo, Ricky Gervais and our favourite TV shows! Just some friendly chit chat between two mates.
This week we are joined by the Photoshop and Photography education powerhouse that is Mr Aaron Nace, the founder of online training platform PHLEARN. This was the first time we’d ever spoken to Aaron and he immediately felt like an old friend. We talk about the future of online education and innovation. This really was a great episode and a top interview. Check him out on the links below!
While in Orlando for a conference I got to visit a dear friend, Nick Sambrato, owner of the legendary letterpress and silkscreen shop, Mama’s Sauce, based in North Orlando. Nick’s been running Mama’s Sauce for 12 years now and I wanted to catch up and talk about how he’s built the company that the best designers want to be associated with. We also discuss how to separate work from home life, learning to say no, building a family at work and how Nick keeps on top of his health, physically and mentally, away from work. http://www.mamas-sauce.com/
In this episode Dave got to visit and sit down with renowned Illustrator, Paul Shipper, creator of some of the biggest movie poster artwork across all major franchises. Paul is one of the nicest guys I have met, his studio and body of work is nothing short of incredible, creative, detailed and impactful. Paul has been in the movie poster industry ever since the day he met his own hero, Drew Struzan.
“I am a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising. Born in Manchester, his formal education ended in 1997 with a BA in illustration and Animation from MMU. Since then Paul has gone on to create illustrative art used by studios such as CBS, Disney, El Rey, Fox, ITV, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros.; Created collectors edition art for the BluRay covers of Shout Factory, Arrow Video, MGM; cover art for Empire Magazine, worked on official Key Art art for Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Thunderbirds Season 3; co-creator of the licensing art for Star Trek Discovery and latest album artwork for Muse.”
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!