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Coming to you from the Maloney and Starr Gallery in Taylor, Texas, this is Coffee With a Sign Painter, a podcast hosted by sign painters Sean Starr and Norma Jeanne Maloney. Our groovy intro music was written and recorded for this show by Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries… Thanks, Fergal!

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Coming to you from the Maloney and Starr Gallery in Taylor, Texas, this is Coffee With a Sign Painter, a podcast hosted by sign painters Sean Starr and Norma Jeanne Maloney. Our groovy intro music was written and recorded for this show by Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries… Thanks, Fergal!

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Creatives need this podcast

By Campy Shennanigans - Jul 12 2016
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So much positivity, openness, sharing, info. Get it. Sean is prolly the nicest dude in the world.

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By Alfonso Garcia lettering - May 04 2016
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What a great podcast , glad this exist and hearing this interview with a fellow sign painter !

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
2
3
0
0

Creatives need this podcast

By Campy Shennanigans - Jul 12 2016
Read more
So much positivity, openness, sharing, info. Get it. Sean is prolly the nicest dude in the world.

Lattc

By Alfonso Garcia lettering - May 04 2016
Read more
What a great podcast , glad this exist and hearing this interview with a fellow sign painter !
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Coffee With a Sign Painter

Latest release on Mar 05, 2019

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Coming to you from the Maloney and Starr Gallery in Taylor, Texas, this is Coffee With a Sign Painter, a podcast hosted by sign painters Sean Starr and Norma Jeanne Maloney. Our groovy intro music was written and recorded for this show by Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries… Thanks, Fergal!

Rank #1: Interview: Sign Painters Chris and Stu Dobell

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In this episode, Sean talks with 2nd generation Australian sign painters, the Dobell brothers. Some of the topics are the newcomers to the craft as well as what Chris and Stu think about working in tiny studio spaces. Fun stuff.

Jan 30 2015

45mins

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Rank #2: Be Yourself... But Not Too Much.

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Sean and Tom get into the mechanics of operating their sign studios and the need to adapt to changes. Niki pops in on the last few minutes of the show to roast Sean and Tom (as usual).

Jul 26 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: Sign Painter's Q&A: Sean Starr in Cleveland

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Sean answers all sorts of questions in Cleveland Ohio at the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest #7

Oct 31 2016

54mins

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Rank #4: Interview: Colin Thickbroom, Sign Painter Since 1937

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An interview with Colin Thickbroom, a retired English Sign Writer who started painting signs back in 1937. Interview at the Red Hen Bar, Limerick Ireland.

Oct 01 2015

1hr 11mins

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Rank #5: Interview: Sign Writer Tom Collins Limerick, Ireland

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In this episode Sean and Tom talk about their shared ignorance of sports, Morrissey, 1980s New Wave and, oh yeah... sign painting.

Feb 03 2015

41mins

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Rank #6: Interview: English Signwriter Ashley Willerton

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Sean and Kayleigh interview English signwriter Ashley Willerton at the Red Hen Bar in Limerick, Ireland and talk about painting signs and how Tom Collins should seriously consider running as Mayor of Limerick.

Oct 20 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: Interview: Seth Collins Limerick, Ireland

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Who hangs out with the Cranberries and co-directs short films with seasoned film makers at 11 years old? Seth Collins, that's who, and he's cool as a cucumber.

Nov 03 2015

30mins

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Rank #8: Interview: San Francisco Bay Area Sign Painter Ken Davis

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Sean and Ken (a.k.a. @coolhandken) complain like two old grandpas about technology, social media and why painting signs is awesome.

Apr 28 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #9: Interview: Colt Bowden, Sign Painter, Illustrator & Letterpress Guy

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Colt Bowden talks about getting into sign painting after studying as an Illustrator and has some tips for newcomers to the trade.

More info: http://coltbowden.com/ 

Mar 31 2015

37mins

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Rank #10: Interview: James Roy Thomas of Bluejacket Sign Co. Costa Mesa, CA

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With a couple years under his belt, James is a relative newcomer to the craft and has a lot of helpful insight for others entering into sign painting.

More info on James and Bluejacket Sign Co. at http://bluejacketsigncompany.tumblr.com/

Mar 17 2015

48mins

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Rank #11: Goodbye 2016, You Were Kind of a Stinker.

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In this last episode of the year, Tom and Sean say fare thee well to 2016, roast Chris Dobell and discuss the current state of affairs of sign painting.

Dec 20 2016

59mins

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Rank #12: Interview: Meredith Kasabian of The Pre-Vinylite Society, Boston

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Meredith fills us in on what the Pre-Vinylite Society is, how it came about and how you and other lovers of painted signs can get involved. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/previnylitesociety

Mar 24 2015

42mins

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Rank #13: Interview: Piquant Media Limerick, Ireland

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Sean and Tom catch up after a crazy January and Tom interviews the creative heavyweights of Piquant Media in Limerick.

Feb 07 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: Why I Hate WalMart

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Sean talks about how the models of franchising, corporate greed and materialism are incompatible with a dude who just wants to paint signs and live his life.

Mar 10 2015

23mins

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Rank #15: Interview: Sam Macon, Co-Director of the film Sign Painters

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Director Sam Macon talks to Sean about working on the film Sign Painters, the effect the film had on them creatively as they went through the process and the adventure of getting to know the dysfunctional family of sign painters as a community. More info on the film Sign Painters at: http://signpaintersfilm.com/

Feb 24 2015

38mins

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Rank #16: Interview: Canadian Sign Painter John Lennig of Big Top Sign Arts

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Sean and John talk coffee, sign painting, the vinyl years, world travel and paint brush choices.

More info on John Lennig: http://www.bigtopsignarts.com/

Apr 14 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Studio Tip: Scheduling

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Sean gives some ideas on what has, and hasn't worked over the years in keeping the studio schedule managable.

Apr 21 2015

11mins

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Rank #18: Today's Guests: Larry David and Richard Lewis! (No, not really, it's just Tom and Sean)

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Sean and Tom go on a roller coaster ride of neurosis in this episode as they discuss the ups and downs of working as a creative, with a pop in by sign painter Cole Bridges.

Sep 26 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Interview: Los Angeles Creative Director Mathew Foster

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Sean and Mathew discuss Mathew's history as a designer while working for the behemoth ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, his role as co-founder of Portland's Official MFG Co., their shared passion for motorcycles and daily life in crazy Los Angeles. More info on Mathew: http://www.mathewfoster.com/ and http://radicalco-op.com/

Mar 03 2015

58mins

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Rank #20: Interview: Cleveland's Triple Threat Press

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Sean and Laura and Dave from Cleveland's Triple Threat Press talk letterpress, Denton life and the challenges facing working creatives.

Oct 25 2016

58mins

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Chicken Fried Steak on Styrofoam

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Mar 05 2019

43mins

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Starting Off 2019 With a Bang! Norma Jeanne is co-host and other big news!

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Feb 01 2019

47mins

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Goodbye Dolores: The Final Episode

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Join Tom and Sean, The Cranberries Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler, Singer Sarah Jaffe, Van Morrison's guitarist Dave Keary and a dozen other Limerick, Ireland based musicians and artists as they say farewell and share memories and music of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan who passed away earlier this year.

Apr 24 2018

2hr 34mins

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Interview: Ches & Alex Perry of Chicago's Right Way Signs

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Interview: Ches & Alex Perry of Chicago's Right Way Signs

Dec 19 2017

53mins

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Interview: Kathryn Hall, Curator of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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Interview with Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Curator Kathryn Hall. We talk about the current exhibit “For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America”

Nov 28 2017

43mins

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Interview: Piquant Media Limerick, Ireland

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Sean and Tom catch up after a crazy January and Tom interviews the creative heavyweights of Piquant Media in Limerick.

Feb 07 2017

1hr 8mins

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Goodbye 2016, You Were Kind of a Stinker.

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In this last episode of the year, Tom and Sean say fare thee well to 2016, roast Chris Dobell and discuss the current state of affairs of sign painting.

Dec 20 2016

59mins

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Interview: Canteen, Limerick Ireland

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Tom does some rogue reporting with the folks at Canteen, a music centric cafe in the heart of Limerick Ireland.

Nov 29 2016

53mins

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Sign Painter's Q&A: Sean Starr in Cleveland

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Sean answers all sorts of questions in Cleveland Ohio at the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest #7

Oct 31 2016

54mins

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Interview: Cleveland's Triple Threat Press

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Sean and Laura and Dave from Cleveland's Triple Threat Press talk letterpress, Denton life and the challenges facing working creatives.

Oct 25 2016

58mins

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Today's Guests: Larry David and Richard Lewis! (No, not really, it's just Tom and Sean)

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Sean and Tom go on a roller coaster ride of neurosis in this episode as they discuss the ups and downs of working as a creative, with a pop in by sign painter Cole Bridges.

Sep 26 2016

1hr 12mins

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Be Yourself... But Not Too Much.

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Sean and Tom get into the mechanics of operating their sign studios and the need to adapt to changes. Niki pops in on the last few minutes of the show to roast Sean and Tom (as usual).

Jul 26 2016

1hr 18mins

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Sean, Tom and Cleveland's Go Media try to make sense of it all.

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Sean and Tom take each other on in GoMedia's Designer Face Off and talk about the upcoming Weapons of Mass Creation design extravaganza coming up in Cleveland in August where Sean will be hosting a workshop and talk. Tom interviews architect Manuel Smalis.

Jun 21 2016

2hr 10mins

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Reunited, And It Feels So Good

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Sean and Tom kick the podcast into high gear with this new episode which includes a tour from Charlotte at A.S. Handover in London

May 17 2016

1hr 27mins

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Interview: Seth Collins Limerick, Ireland

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Who hangs out with the Cranberries and co-directs short films with seasoned film makers at 11 years old? Seth Collins, that's who, and he's cool as a cucumber.

Nov 03 2015

30mins

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Interview: English Signwriter Ashley Willerton

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Sean and Kayleigh interview English signwriter Ashley Willerton at the Red Hen Bar in Limerick, Ireland and talk about painting signs and how Tom Collins should seriously consider running as Mayor of Limerick.

Oct 20 2015

1hr 7mins

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Interview: Jack Hollands, London England

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English Signwriter Jack Hollands and Sean go deep in this existential episode conducted at the Red Hen Bar in Limerick, Ireland.

Oct 06 2015

47mins

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Interview: Colin Thickbroom, Sign Painter Since 1937

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An interview with Colin Thickbroom, a retired English Sign Writer who started painting signs back in 1937. Interview at the Red Hen Bar, Limerick Ireland.

Oct 01 2015

1hr 11mins

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Interview: John Grenier, Michigan Sign Painter

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John drops into Starr Studios while on a trip through Texas and talks to Sean about his many years as a sign painter, hanging with gold legend Rick Glawson, Chris Craft boats, David Smith and Gary Martin.

Sep 22 2015

1hr 2mins

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The Sanest Days Are Mad

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Sean reads an excerpt about painting with his Dad from his book "You, Me and Morrissey" which was made an Official Entrant for the Pulitzer Prize in Letters in 2008.

Sep 15 2015

25mins

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iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
2
3
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Creatives need this podcast

By Campy Shennanigans - Jul 12 2016
Read more
So much positivity, openness, sharing, info. Get it. Sean is prolly the nicest dude in the world.

Lattc

By Alfonso Garcia lettering - May 04 2016
Read more
What a great podcast , glad this exist and hearing this interview with a fellow sign painter !