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Core77 Presents Afterschool

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This podcast is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. Afterschool comes from an industrial design perspective, but focuses on all types of creativity: Graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.

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This podcast is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. Afterschool comes from an industrial design perspective, but focuses on all types of creativity: Graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.

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None Better

By DaftHaus - Feb 16 2014
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The best design geared Podcast out there! If you can find one better please let me know. No seriously, I'd like to know: ) Thank you Don Lehman and Core77 —Also a Sports Fan (you aren't alone Don)

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By Xiaomao-mao - Feb 04 2014
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Don really gets down to the core of the artists’ inspirations. One of my favorite pod casts!

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10 Ratings
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None Better

By DaftHaus - Feb 16 2014
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The best design geared Podcast out there! If you can find one better please let me know. No seriously, I'd like to know: ) Thank you Don Lehman and Core77 —Also a Sports Fan (you aren't alone Don)

ID Gold

By Xiaomao-mao - Feb 04 2014
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Don really gets down to the core of the artists’ inspirations. One of my favorite pod casts!

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Core77 Presents Afterschool

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This podcast is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. Afterschool comes from an industrial design perspective, but focuses on all types of creativity: Graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.

Rank #1: Episode 15: Leander Kahney

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When I was in high school and just starting to think about college, I knew I wanted to get into design, but wasn’t sure what that meant exactly. I liked making things and loved all of my art classes, but design wasn’t talked about much back then, which made it hard to learn about. And then, the iMac came out.

In the shadow of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, it’s hard to remember what a big deal the iMac was, but it was a really big deal. Pretty much every computer at that point was a beige box, and then out comes Apple with this translucent, Bondi blue, space orb. The aesthetic was head turning, but it was the design of how people would use it that captured my 16-year-old attention. Plug in the keyboard and mouse, plug it into the wall, and start surfing the internet. An all-in-one, fully considered, user experience. The iMac saved Apple from bankruptcy and helped put design on the map in the late 90s. Its designers were actually featured in interviews. And those interviews ended up being my first encounter with both the term industrial design and the leader behind the iMac’s design, Jonathan Ive. From then on, I knew I was going to be an industrial designer.

I think it’s safe to say that over the last fifteen years, no design team has had more impact than Apple’s. Even once you get past the success of their products, they’ve reshaped not only how the world views design, but how the design industry views itself. For all that notoriety and impact, we actually know very little about Apple’s design team. Today we talk about Jony Ive and Apple’s Industrial Design Group with author Leander Kahney. Leander is the editor and publisher of cultofmac.com and has written three books about Apple: Cult of Mac, Cult of iPod, and Inside Steve’s Brain. His latest is called Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products.

Jan 06 2014

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: Episode 9: Rusty Meadows

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If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably had the same dream as a lot of us: You want to make and sell your own thing. You may not even know what that thing is yet exactly, you just know you want to do it. And that can be daunting. Maybe even feel nearly impossible.

Well you’re in luck, because today’s guest, Rusty Meadows, is just the guy you want to talk to. Rusty is the founder of the Nearly Impossible conference, an event for people who make and sell physical products that’s set to take place this November 7th and 8th in Brooklyn. The event is geared towards sharing stories about overcoming the hurdles we all face when trying to bring our ideas to life. Rusty’s experience comes from his role as manager of Tattly, the designy temporary tattoo company that celebrated it’s second birthday earlier this year.

Oct 21 2013

54mins

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Rank #3: Episode 12: Paolo Rivera

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Comic book artist Paolo Rivera has done everything from lusciously handpainted origin stories of Captain America, Hulk, Spiderman, Xmen, and Fantastic Four to helping reboot Daredevil to an untold number of covers for titles such as Wolverine and Guardians of the Galaxy. His work has a graphic, handcrafted quality that mixes elements from many genres outside of the the comic world. Best of all? He’s our guest today on Afterschool.

Nov 18 2013

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Episode 10: Joey Roth

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There’s a certain quality to Joey Roth’s work. It could be the honest use of materials, or the quirky essentialness of his form language, or maybe it’s clean functionality of his products. From his Ceramic Speaker System, to his poster series, to his self watering planter, maybe all you need to say is that Joey Roth’s work is really good.

Nov 04 2013

49mins

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Rank #5: Episode 14: FiftyThree

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You probably know FiftyThree from their iPad sketch app, Paper. Unlike other sketch apps, which are loaded with pro features, Paper is notable for how pared down it is. By using just six brushes, a color mixing palette, and intuitive gestures, Paper gets out of the way of the sketch process and allows you to focus on getting your ideas down as effortlessly as possible.

FiftyThree has brought this same philosophy to their first hardware product, called Pencil. Pencil is a stylus designed to compliment Paper, and just like Paper, it eliminates pro features, making way for more natural feeling ones - like an eraser and probably the smartest take on a blending tool ever.

Dec 17 2013

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: Episode 6: Gary Hustwit

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Our guest today is Gary Hustwit, the documentarian behind The Design Trilogy which features the films Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized. We talk about the trilogy and the new book he has up on Kickstarter: The Complete Interviews featuring the full length and unedited interviews from those films.

Sep 23 2013

55mins

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Rank #7: Episode 4: Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail

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Our guest today is Martin Kastner, the founder and principal designer at Crucial Detail in Chicago. One of his major clients also happens to be one of the world’s top restaurants: Alinea. If it sounds funny to hear that a restaurant regularly works with a designer, well: The food they create at Alinea is so inventive and so unique that they literally had to design tools just so people could consume it. If you haven't seen this work before, you owe it to yourself to look at Crucial Detail's website before you get too deep into today’s episode. Check it out at crucialdetail.com. Seriously. You’re gonna want to see this.

Sep 09 2013

57mins

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Rank #8: Episode 3: Robert Brunner of Ammunition

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This week's guest on Afterschool is Robert Brunner, the founder of Ammunition in San Francisco. We go deep on the creation of the Beats by Dre line of which Ammunition has helped develop along with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. We also talk about setting up Ammunition.

Aug 28 2013

57mins

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Rank #9: Episode 20: Ti Chang

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The "Women in Industrial Design" will be on view this weekend, on Saturday, June 14, for one night only at Astro's design studio on 348 6th St, as part of San Francisco's design week festivities. Of course, today's guest, Ti Chang, only moonlights as the organizer of the show: By day, she's an industrial designer and the co-founder of Crave, a luxury sex toy company based in SF. We talk about her path to starting Crave and how she came to organize the exhibition, which, remember, you are going to this Saturday night at 6pm.

Jun 12 2014

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Episode 19: Craighton Berman

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Craig is in the middle of a pretty formidable transition with his work. He’s combining most of it under a new brand which he is calling Manual as well as launching a new product called the Manual Coffeemaker or MCM. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s this beautiful glass terrarium-like, pour over coffee maker, that is more of a kitchen appliance than a tool. The MCM is in the middle of it’s Kickstarter funding right now, which is scheduled to end this Friday, April 18th. As of this recording it’s not yet fully funded, but it’s inching closer and closer. So I thought it would be the perfect time to talk to Craig about what this experience is like. What goes on in the head of a designer who puts their passion project out their for public approval?

Apr 16 2014

1hr 27mins

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