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A podcast about the unique creative process of designers. Each episode, we'll speak with a world renown graphic designer, and dissect one singular project of theirs. We'll hear about how the project started, learn about the artists creative process, and hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of struggles and how the project came together. Dissection is produced and presented by JK Design, a design studio in NYC.

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A podcast about the unique creative process of designers. Each episode, we'll speak with a world renown graphic designer, and dissect one singular project of theirs. We'll hear about how the project started, learn about the artists creative process, and hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of struggles and how the project came together. Dissection is produced and presented by JK Design, a design studio in NYC.

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Insightful — I look forward to each episode!

By Jkfcol - Jan 27 2017
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Inspirational / interesting to hear about each artist's creative process

Excellent and insightful podcast

By SlinkyJay - Dec 28 2016
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Really well done and always a pleasure to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
1
0
0
0

Insightful — I look forward to each episode!

By Jkfcol - Jan 27 2017
Read more
Inspirational / interesting to hear about each artist's creative process

Excellent and insightful podcast

By SlinkyJay - Dec 28 2016
Read more
Really well done and always a pleasure to listen to.
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Dissection

Latest release on Mar 14, 2019

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A podcast about the unique creative process of designers. Each episode, we'll speak with a world renown graphic designer, and dissect one singular project of theirs. We'll hear about how the project started, learn about the artists creative process, and hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of struggles and how the project came together. Dissection is produced and presented by JK Design, a design studio in NYC.

Rank #1: Episode 45 - Michael Bierut and Playwrights Horizons

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Michael Bierut worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design. He then joined Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Bierut’s projects at Pentagram have included identity and branding for Verizon, MIT Media Lab, and the New York Jets; environmental graphics and signage for The New York Times, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Walt Disney Company, and so many more projects in every discipline of design. He has won hundreds of design awards, work is represented in the permanent collections of the MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 1989, Bierut was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale. If that all wasn’t enough, Bierut is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art. In this episode, we speak with Michael about the branding and identity work he did for Playwrights Horizons, an independent theater in New York City.

Jun 14 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: Episode 22 - Emily Oberman of Pentagram

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Emily is a multi-disciplinary designer and partner at Pentagram in New York City whose work encompasses brand identity, motion graphics, publications, packaging, advertising and websites for clients including NBC, Herman Miller, Conde Nast, HBO, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MTV, and many more. Her design is notable for its intelligence, political commitment and sense of humor.

In this episode we talk with Emily about the brand identity for the non-profit organization Film Independent.

Nov 23 2016

32mins

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Rank #3: Episode 29 - Jessica Svendsen on the Charlie Rose branding

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Jessica Svendsen is a designer working in identity, editorial design, and illustration. She is currently based in New York City and works at the New York Times Magazine. Previously, Jessica worked as a designer at Apple and at Pentagram in New York for partner Michael Bierut. Jessica teaches design as adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School and the Pratt Institute. She received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art and a BA in English Literature from Yale University.

In this episode we speak with Jessica about the rebranding she did for the Charlie Rose television show, website, and collateral.

Jan 18 2017

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 36 - Mike McQuade and NY Times Illustrations

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Mike McQuade is focused on creating smart, provocative, and conceptual work for editorial illustrations, covers, brands and various print and online visual communications. Through constant exploration of typography, imagery and illustration, his work transcends style. In this episode we speak with Mike about some of the illustration work he has done for The New York Times.

Mar 16 2017

38mins

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Rank #5: Episode 50 - Invisible Creature and the Cinerama Mural

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Invisible Creature was born from the minds and hands of Don and Ryan Clark with a desire to focus on print design, illustration and their own products including posters, books and toys. They've received 4 Grammy nominations for music packaging and have worked with clients such as Target, NASA, LEGO, Nike, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, and so many more. In this episode we speak with Don Clark about the mural the he illustrated for Cinerama in Seattle, WA.

Aug 22 2017

40mins

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Rank #6: Episode 21: The Heads of State and the New Balance Booklet

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For over 10 years, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State. They’ve created award winning posters, book covers, branding, and illustration for a diverse and impressive list of clients. They lecture frequently about their work and process and teach graphic design and illustration at Tyler School of Art where they both studied.

In this episode we talk with Dusty and Art Director Woody Harrington about the booklets they designed for New Balance for the Boston and Brooklyn Marathons.

Nov 16 2016

23mins

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Rank #7: Episode 42 - Martin Venezky

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Martin Venezky is a graphic designer and educator based in San Francisco, California. Martin’s work blurs the boundaries between fine art, photography, collage, and commercial design. His studio Appetite Engineers ( http://www.appetiteengineers.com/ ) has created work for Adobe, Facebook, The New York Times, and Wired, as well as filmmaker Wes Anderson. A monograph of his work, It Is Beautiful...Then Gone, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2007. In 2015 Venezky was inducted into the esteemed Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). In this episode we discuss Martin's installation "Drops from a Faucet into a Pool" that he did at the Adobe HQ in San Francisco.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2017.typographics.com/ and enter promo code DISSECTION_50 when you checkout to save $50 off of your admission.

May 04 2017

23mins

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Rank #8: Episode 60 - Bobby Martin of OCD

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Bobby C. Martin Jr. is a founding partner of Original Champions of Design in New York City, where he guides OCD's culture and sets the relentless standard of design and vision for the company. Since founding the branding and design agency, with Jennifer Kinon in 2010, he has partnered with a wide range of clients such as the Girl Scouts of the USA, MTV, the New York Times, the National Basketball Association and the Studio Museum in Harlem to ensure their growth and creative goals.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Apr 16 2018

42mins

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Rank #9: Episode 59 - Lance Wyman

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Lance Wyman is a graphic designer specializing in systems for cities, events, institutions and transit systems. Over the past 5 decades he has helped to define the field of environmental graphics. He teaches corporate and wayfinding design at Parsons where he has been a visiting lecturer since 1973. In this episode, we speak with Lance about the branding, typography, and industrial design he has done for the City of Mexico, which started with the Summer Olympics in 1968.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Apr 02 2018

39mins

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Rank #10: Episode 34 - Mary Kate McDevitt on Movie Posters for Scotia Bank

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Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2007. In this episode we talk with Mary Kate about a series of posters she created featuring life lessons from various genres of movies.

Feb 22 2017

22mins

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Rank #11: Episode 57 - Teddy Blanks

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Teddy Blanks is a co-founder of the Brooklyn-based graphic design studio CHIPS, where he creates book covers, movie posters, and title sequences for film and TV. In this episode we discuss the title design and prop design for Listen Up Philp, Queen of the Earth, Golden Exits, and Everything Sucks!

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Feb 21 2018

36mins

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Rank #12: Episode 51 - Allan Yu and Mars Maiers

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Allan Yu is a freelance product designer living and working in New York City. Allan has worked with Google and The New York Times, among others. In this episode we hear from Allan about why he started Mars Maiers, a side project in which he creates a new poster every day.

Sep 13 2017

33mins

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Rank #13: Episode 49 - Mikey Burton and Southeast Brewing

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Mikey Burton is a part time designer and a part time illustrator—which adds up to a full time Designy Illustrator. He’s been working professionally for over 13 years now, but claims to be ‘still figuring it out.’ He’s done a lot of work in that time for clients such as Converse, ESPN, Target, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Esquire, among others. In this episode we speak with Mikey about the design and illustration he did for the labels and packaging of Southeast Brewing's Golden Axe Cider and line of Kaiju Beers.

Aug 02 2017

30mins

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Rank #14: Episode 63 - Studio Moross

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Studio Moross is a multi-tasking studio that creates, art directs, designs, and films some of the biggest brands on the planet. Working with the most cutting-edge designers, the Studio Moross approach is unparalleled: creating instantly recognizable and totally unforgettable art direction, print, packaging, moving image and branding to make the world look fresher, better and more alive. As yet they’ve created iconic work for the likes of MTV, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Ray-Ban, Dreamland, Vice, Young Turks and One Direction among many, many others. In this episode, we speak with Kate Moross and illustrator/designer Guy about the Park Life 2017 campaign.

Jun 25 2018

32mins

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Rank #15: Episode 41 - Hilary Greenbaum and the Whitney Biennial

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Hilary Greenbaum is the Director of Graphic Design for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since 2012, she has managed the development of the museum’s identity across multiple platforms including advertising, exhibition graphics, signage, digital media, product packaging, and a wide variety of printed ephemera. In this episode we speak with Hilary about the sub-identity system she and her team created for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2017.typographics.com/ and enter promo code DISSECTION_50 when you checkout to save $50 off of your admission.

Apr 25 2017

19mins

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Rank #16: Episode 39 - Sasha Tochilovsky and Cara Di Edwardo on the Typographics Festival

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Sasha Tochilovsky and Cara Di Edwardo are the founders of the Typographics Festival, which is gearing up for it's third year as a festival celebrating and exploring every facet of typography. In this episode we speak with them about how the conference got started, and how to organize a two week festival in New York City with zero prior experience.

Apr 11 2017

43mins

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Rank #17: Episode 33 - Benji Peck and The 404 Hotel & Kitchen

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After spending a few years in Nashville working in the music industry, Benji Peck opened the doors of Peck & Company. Since then, Benji and his team have been crafting thoughtful brands and identities for their clients. In this episode we speak with Benji about the branding and logo design he created for The 404 Hotel & Kitchen, a boutique hideout for travelers looking for a tailored stay in town or a unique dining experience.

Feb 15 2017

26mins

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Rank #18: Episode 24: Matt Lehman and The Atlantic colophon

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Matt Lehman is equal parts graphic designer, illustrator, and art director. He began his career in 2001 at Anderson Design Group in Nashville. It was there that he once laid out packaging for a cassette. In 2007, he joined CMT / MTV Networks focusing on show identities and the network rebrand in 2009. In 2010 he formed Matt Lehman Studio working for brands such as ESPN, Delta, PepsiCo, The Atlantic, Esquire, Nickelodeon and NASA to name a few. 

In this episode we speak with Matt about his redesign of the colophon for The Atlantic magazine.

Dec 07 2016

21mins

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Rank #19: Episode 62 - Roundtable: IHOP, Ogilvy and Employer Branding

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In this week's roundtable discussion, Jason and Chris discuss the IHOP / IHOB branding campaign; Ogilvy's brand refresh, and changes in the B2B marketing industry, with a focus on employer branding.

Jun 12 2018

22mins

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Rank #20: Episode 48 - Amy & Jen Hood of Odds & Sods

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Amy & Jen Hood are the co-founders of Hoodzpah, a unique ,boutique branding agency in Newport Beach, CA having worked with brands like Target, Facebook, Vox and more. In this episode, we speak with Amy & Jen about Odds And Sods, their brand of Unnecessary Necessaries.

Jul 26 2017

38mins

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Episode 68 - Anne Jordan

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Anne Jordan designs book covers and other graphic objects. She works in collaboration with her husband Mitch Goldstein to explore the intersection of typography and materials. They are based in Rochester, New York, USA.

Anne earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in Design/Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts. She has taught graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art and Virginia Commonwealth University.

In this episode we speak with Anne about the cover design of 'The Woman Who Read Too Much'

Mar 14 2019

38mins

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Episode 67 - Hinterland

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Hinterland is a New-York based multidisciplinary design studio that creates branding for print, digital and physical environments, as well as publication design for books and magazines. In this episode we speak with Scott Buschkuhl about the SVA 2016 Senior Library book.

Nov 06 2018

37mins

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Episode 66 - Isometric

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Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid are partners at Isometric, a visual identity and graphic design consultancy that specializes in print, digital, and exhibition design. Based in New York City, they collaborate with cultural institutions, businesses, and nonprofits to reinvent the way they present themselves visually and strategically. Isometric also works with a variety of organizations that represent marginalized and underserved populations, including civilians in zones of conflict, subjects of human trafficking, and more. They believe in design that transcends existing expectations by challenging cliches and stereotypes in visual culture. In this episode, we speak with Andy and Waqas about the branding and environmental design they did for the Princeton University Fields Center.

Oct 23 2018

51mins

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Episode 65 - Open Source Branding

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In this roundtable discussion, Jason and Chris discuss the pro's and con's of open source branding and crowd sourced branding. Examples discussed include Mozilla, Firefox, Gap, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Aug 06 2018

27mins

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Episode 64 - Work-Order

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Keira Alexandra started her career at the seminal design studio M&Co., founded by Tibor Kalman, followed by creative director positions at MTV and Sundance TV. She has taught in the graphic design graduate program at Yale since 1999 and frequently lectures about design. Kiffer Keegan began as a cinematographer and motion designer. Before becoming a partner at Work-Order, he worked as senior designer at Comedy Central and as lead designer and animator for over a dozen major luxury and media accounts, from Acura to HBO. In this episode we’ll speak with Kiera and Kiffer about the rebranding of The Huffington Post that their studio did last year.

Jul 19 2018

22mins

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Episode 63 - Studio Moross

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Studio Moross is a multi-tasking studio that creates, art directs, designs, and films some of the biggest brands on the planet. Working with the most cutting-edge designers, the Studio Moross approach is unparalleled: creating instantly recognizable and totally unforgettable art direction, print, packaging, moving image and branding to make the world look fresher, better and more alive. As yet they’ve created iconic work for the likes of MTV, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Ray-Ban, Dreamland, Vice, Young Turks and One Direction among many, many others. In this episode, we speak with Kate Moross and illustrator/designer Guy about the Park Life 2017 campaign.

Jun 25 2018

32mins

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Episode 62 - Roundtable: IHOP, Ogilvy and Employer Branding

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In this week's roundtable discussion, Jason and Chris discuss the IHOP / IHOB branding campaign; Ogilvy's brand refresh, and changes in the B2B marketing industry, with a focus on employer branding.

Jun 12 2018

22mins

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Episode 61 - Antonio Alcalá

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Antonio Alcalá opened Studio A in 1988 after graduating from the Yale School Art with an MFA in graphic design. Since then, his studio has won awards of excellence in design from local, national and international design institutions. His clients include the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. Alcalá is responsible for the design of US postage stamps as an art director for the United States Postal Service, and in 2011, Alcalá was nominated for two National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. His work is represented in the AIGA Design Archives, the National Postal Museum, and the Library of Congress Permanent Collection of Graphic Design. In this episode we speak with Antonio about his role as an Art Director for the United States Postal Service.

Jun 04 2018

28mins

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Episode 60 - Bobby Martin of OCD

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Bobby C. Martin Jr. is a founding partner of Original Champions of Design in New York City, where he guides OCD's culture and sets the relentless standard of design and vision for the company. Since founding the branding and design agency, with Jennifer Kinon in 2010, he has partnered with a wide range of clients such as the Girl Scouts of the USA, MTV, the New York Times, the National Basketball Association and the Studio Museum in Harlem to ensure their growth and creative goals.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Apr 16 2018

42mins

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Episode 59 - Lance Wyman

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Lance Wyman is a graphic designer specializing in systems for cities, events, institutions and transit systems. Over the past 5 decades he has helped to define the field of environmental graphics. He teaches corporate and wayfinding design at Parsons where he has been a visiting lecturer since 1973. In this episode, we speak with Lance about the branding, typography, and industrial design he has done for the City of Mexico, which started with the Summer Olympics in 1968.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Apr 02 2018

39mins

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Episode 58 - Amy Lee Walton

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Amy Lee Walton is a multidisciplinary designer that walks the line between creative and coder. She is a practicing designer, cartographer, and speaker; who likes to write narrative and code. She currently works at Mapbox, where she designs maps, curates and queries open source data, and builds systems for outreach and engagement, teaching others the secrets of excellent cartography.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Mar 07 2018

35mins

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Episode 57 - Teddy Blanks

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Teddy Blanks is a co-founder of the Brooklyn-based graphic design studio CHIPS, where he creates book covers, movie posters, and title sequences for film and TV. In this episode we discuss the title design and prop design for Listen Up Philp, Queen of the Earth, Golden Exits, and Everything Sucks!

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Feb 21 2018

36mins

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Episode 56 - TypeTogether and Protipo

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Veronika Burian and José Scaglione met and developed a respectful kinship while completing their Master’s degrees in type design at University of Reading, UK. Established in 2006, TypeTogether is an independent, cosmopolitan type foundry that creates text typography for intensive digital and print editorial use. In this episode we discuss their latest release, Protipo, a wide-ranging and impactful sans that’s ideal in all informative situations: apps, infographics, UI, wayfinding, transport, posters, display, and more.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Feb 15 2018

35mins

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Episode 55 - Anton & Irene

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Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra are friends, collaborators, designers, perfectionists and travel junkies. As former manhattan agency directors, they cut loose from the large agencies they worked at to get back to being hands-on designers based out of Brooklyn. In this episode we speak with them about the branding and digital work they did for NYC-based artist Shantell Martin.

This episode is sponsored by The Typographics Festival. To learn more, and purchase tickets, visit them at http://2018.typographics.com. To receive a $50 discount for individual tickets for professionals, students and educators, use the coupon code DISSECTION_50 at checkout.

Jan 30 2018

24mins

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Episode 54 - Simon Walker and Beasts of England

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Simon Walker is a freelance designer and custom-typographer working in Austin, Texas. Some of his clients, past and present, include Nickelodeon, Vanity Fair, Pepsi, ESPN, Nike and Target. In this episode, we speak with Simon about his new type foundry, Beasts of England.

Jan 16 2018

31mins

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Episode 53 - Kelsey Dake and Nike Flyease

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Kelsey Dake lives in the desert and draws pictures. She has drawn for The New York Times, Nike, Variety, BBDO, McSweeney's, HarperCollins, and is an Art Directors Club Young Guns winner. In this episode, we spoke with Kelsey about the illustration and animation she did for the Nike FlyEase sneakers.

Dec 19 2017

26mins

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Episode 52 - Nicholas Felton and Photoviz

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Nicholas Felton is a designer, entrepreneur and artist whose work focuses on translating quotidian data into meaningful objects and experiences. He is the author of numerous personal annual reports that condense the events of a year into a tapestry of maps, graphs and statistics. He has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and his work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA. In this episode, we speak with Nicholas about Photoviz, and book he helped to create about visualizing information through photography.

Oct 04 2017

26mins

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Episode 51 - Allan Yu and Mars Maiers

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Allan Yu is a freelance product designer living and working in New York City. Allan has worked with Google and The New York Times, among others. In this episode we hear from Allan about why he started Mars Maiers, a side project in which he creates a new poster every day.

Sep 13 2017

33mins

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Episode 50 - Invisible Creature and the Cinerama Mural

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Invisible Creature was born from the minds and hands of Don and Ryan Clark with a desire to focus on print design, illustration and their own products including posters, books and toys. They've received 4 Grammy nominations for music packaging and have worked with clients such as Target, NASA, LEGO, Nike, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, and so many more. In this episode we speak with Don Clark about the mural the he illustrated for Cinerama in Seattle, WA.

Aug 22 2017

40mins

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Episode 49 - Mikey Burton and Southeast Brewing

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Mikey Burton is a part time designer and a part time illustrator—which adds up to a full time Designy Illustrator. He’s been working professionally for over 13 years now, but claims to be ‘still figuring it out.’ He’s done a lot of work in that time for clients such as Converse, ESPN, Target, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Esquire, among others. In this episode we speak with Mikey about the design and illustration he did for the labels and packaging of Southeast Brewing's Golden Axe Cider and line of Kaiju Beers.

Aug 02 2017

30mins

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iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
1
0
0
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Insightful — I look forward to each episode!

By Jkfcol - Jan 27 2017
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Inspirational / interesting to hear about each artist's creative process

Excellent and insightful podcast

By SlinkyJay - Dec 28 2016
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Really well done and always a pleasure to listen to.