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Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends. A tell all graphic podcast divulging the rock n roll lifestyle that exist within the illustration, graphic design and printmaking seedy underworld.

Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends. A tell all graphic podcast divulging the rock n roll lifestyle that exist within the illustration, graphic design and printmaking seedy underworld.
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Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends. A tell all graphic podcast divulging the rock n roll lifestyle that exist within the illustration, graphic design and printmaking seedy underworld.






695 - Happy Hanukkah Dave Kloc - The 4th Tube of Christmas by Dave Kloc

Happy Hanukkah Dave Kloc! That's right everyone's favorite funny guy stops by to celebrate the festival of lights, but what he doesn't know is that his gentile pal Mark Brickey has eight great Hanukkah gifts up his sleeve to give. For the first time, Kloc runs out of words and sarcastic comments when the Hanukkah spirit takes over the AID airwaves. In part two of today's holiday episode, we do Poster Tales with Dave Kloc, we all know every project has a story and Dave shares some of his from...

Duration: 01:00:01

694 - Big Gay Holiday - The 5th Tube of Christmas by Connie Collingsworth

Gay artist Connie Collingsworth shares her joy in making a product line that celebrates the LGBT community with Butch & Sissy. Connie talks about leaving Print Mafia and shares her picks for best five TV shows in 2017.

Duration: 01:20:01

693 - Birthday Bucket - The 6th Tube of Christmas by Mark Brickey and Hammer Time

Hammer Time 17 - The annual birthday show where Mark Brickey hits record with friends and just sees what happens.

Duration: 01:10:01

692 - Satan's Pirates - The 7th Tube of Christmas by Forefathers

You can't have Christmas without Christ, and you can't have good without evil. Our 7th Tube of Christmas "Satan's Pirates" by Forefathers gives everyone a new blouse to wear over to grandma's house. Emir Ayouni, Jonden Jackson, and Matthew Portland Hay the Forefathers join Adventures In Design for their second appearance. In today's episode, we take a look at trends of 2017 that annoyed us, while looking forward to a hopeful 2018 where we can agree on the real truths versus the agreed...

Duration: 01:10:01

691 - Dan Stiles Box Of Intrigue - The 8th Tube of Christmas by The Logo Show

Remember a time when you were younger and the holidays were a time of magic, mystery all based on a leap of faith? The 8th Tube of Christmas, the Dan Stiles Box Of Intrigue will make you feel like a kid a Christmas one more time because no one knows what's inside, not even Dan Stiles. The Logo Show reaches it's final appearance in 2017 remembering a couple of branding pioneers that have passed. We say goodbye to Rich Roat of House Industries and branding legend Ivan Chermay. What can we...

Duration: 01:09:01

690 - Patches, Pins And A Chance To Win - The 9th Tube of Christmas by DKNG

Our 9th Tube of Christmas showers us with Patches, Pins And A Chance To Win from everyone's favorites DKNG Studios. The 14th chapter of The DKNG Show delivers the elephant in the room of finding the best ways to donate your company's time. We get a little process porn with experimental jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The guys all take a deep emotional dive into Black Friday, event sales and learning how to let go of past sales numbers by better understanding how the future looks.

Duration: 01:13:05

689 - Life Doesn't Give A Sh!t About Your Problems - The 10th Tube of Christmas by Jeral Tidwell

eral Tidwell is our 10th Tube of Christmas hoping to send a little Redneck Wisdom to your front door this holiday season with "Life Doesn't Give A Shit About Your Plans" hand drawn 18"x24" silkscreen print. Jeral Tidwell, a regular guest on Adventures In Design, is a commercial illustrator with a focus on Hot Rod Americana as his primary subject matter. Entirely self-trained in the arts of illustration, painting, printmaking, pinstriping and airbrushing. He's as stubborn as he is stupid...

Duration: 01:10:01

688 - Hammer Time 16 - The 11th Tube of Christmas by Gustavo Jaimes

Hammer Time 16 brings us our 11th Tube of Christmas "Orange County Crush" by the loveable Gustavo Jaimes. Our episode today is NOT ABOUT FOOD... OK maybe we talk about food a little bit, but we tried not to and for that we think we deserve a cookie. Damn it; we did it again!

Duration: 01:10:07

687 - Snicket's Greetings - The 12th Tube of Christmas by Sean Mort

The third annual 12 Tubes of Christmas launches with a new Snicket's Greetings holiday jumper by today's guest Sean Mort. Sean and Mark catch up on all things happening in their media worlds and debate out the future of the Star Wars franchise and Disney's plans for streaming.

Duration: 01:18:53

686 - Ron English - An Artist Who Explores Brand Imagery And Advertising

Ron English creates artwork that starts a conversation, and it's up to you the viewer just how that conversation ends. His artwork pushes you into a direction where you decide what the real message of advertising is and makes you internally debate just how you've been treated as a consumer of capitalism your entire life. Listen to Ron English explain how he sees art, advertising, and their unique relationship. Discover how his desire to tell the truth in marketing has gotten him fired and...

Duration: 01:08:40

685 - Frank Kozik - Legendary Poster Maker, Graphic Designer, And Art Toy Creator

In 1981 Frank Kozik single-handedly reinvented the lost art of the concert poster. In 1993 he started his own record label, Man’s Ruin Records, during this time he designed and released over 200 singles and full-length albums. In 2001, Kozik closed Man’s Ruin to devote himself full time to fine art, design and the newly emerging art toy movement. In 2014 he took over Kidrobot as the head creative director. Hear a one on one interview with an innovator of both the arts and business, that...

Duration: 01:15:52

684 - Kidrobot panel interview with Frank Kozik, JRYU, Jon-Paul Kaiser and Doktor A.

Frank Kozik sits down to give an interview and status update on behalf of Kidrobot where he resides as the primary creative director. Kozik is joined by fellow designers and Kidrobot collaborators JRYU, Jon-PaulKaiser and a surprise appearance and announcement from Doktor A (Whoops, Spoiler.) Recorded live at DCON 2017 and produced by Crewest. Today in the episode opening Mark Brickey explains how The Big 4 of the record industry could have better embraced their future and fate instead of...

Duration: 01:03:07

683 - Hammer Time 15 with Mike Hammer, Mark Brickey and Gustavo Jaimes

Sit around the dinner table, count your blessings and get ready for your best food buds to take you through the perfect Thanksgiving Day spread.

Duration: 01:08:05

682 - The Collector Consumer Food Chain With Brian Flynn, Dov Kelmer, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Kimberg

In today's show opening Mark Brickey looks at the competitive world of video streaming and suggests that we all take note of the business tactics being executed both the good and the ugly and breaks down how this Hollywood explosion could be the best thing to happen in a long time for both fans and professional creatives. What happens when you get a toy producer, distributor, artist, and store owner all together to talk about their industry of designer collectable toys? Well, you get more...

Duration: 01:00:09

681 - Alex Pardee

Episode Talking Points & Topics: Mark opens the show with a look at 1,628 lies in 298 days and an exploration of the power of suggestion and how you can use your willpower to succeed or to create personal sabotage. Alex Pardee explains not only finding his path to entrepreneurship but eventually finding his voice as a creative after failing at early attempts at being a comic illustrator. Hear how Alex managed to get out of his comfort zone of being an illustration loner and not only...

Duration: 01:13:18

680 - Johnny Cupcakes, Skinner, JRYU, Never Made Recorded At DCON 2017

Everyone on today's panel, recorded live at Designer Con 2017, started just like you with an idea in a sketchbook. Hear how each of the fearless creators were able to go beyond their day jobs and tackle the world of directing, streetwear, retail, and industrial design. Johnny Cupcakes, Skinner, and J*RYU are all far from being done making their mark in their respective creative fields, and Never Made's Francisco Reyes JR of Never Made is just getting started at crushing his. Hear each of...

Duration: 00:57:03

679 - The DKNG Show: Chapter 13

Dan Khulken and Nathan Goldman from DKNG share their studio's experiences from performing at Adobe Max, selling at Pin Pal Palooza, and share a preview of their upcoming Black Friday Sale as well as some great Black Friday tips based on their past sales. Circle of Trust listeners get a sneak peek of sketches for future licensed work. This month's process porn illustrates how DKNG learned how to tackle portraits and character design from an Adobe Illustrator, not a fan of drawing people...

Duration: 01:10:33

678 - Hammer Time 14

Hammer Time Fridays kick off with the gang all back together to help Brickey find the perfect menu item at Jack In The Box, which he has sworn off after throwing a cheeseburger out the window on the 405. Hear the gang sample many treats from the Jack In The Box menu and listen carefully to see if Gus has the courage to call out someone who bullies him nightly. Make sure to signup and join the Circle of Trust at to hear more 45 minutes more of Hammer Time today and unlock...

Duration: 01:34:44

677 - Joe Ledbetter Chapter: II

Joe Ledbetter explains to Adventures In Design how he got on the path of working full time creating prints, paintings and toys all under his very distinct illustration style. Check out all of Joe's new work this weekend at Designer Con in Pasadena, California where he will be exhibiting at booth 934 and appearing on the Consumer/Collector food chain panel with Mark Brickey. Episode Talking Points & Topics: - Why some people just can't seem to wrap their minds around the concept of...

Duration: 01:21:12

675 - KANO Chapter: II

KANO comes by the Adventures In Design studio to give us all an update since his first appearance back in July 2016 on episode 426. Massive murals, new character designs, a new daytime gig at Cartoon Network and creating the branding for DCON 2017 (find him at booth 618) has had KANO hitting the streets and working hard, but not so hard that he doesn't get time for what matters the most, his family. Talking Points - Since the last time we spoke with KANO his mural career has taken off,...

Duration: 01:14:49

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