FEZ MORENO
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2w ago
For episode 77 I spoke with poster artist and designer Federico “Fez” Moreno! Fez and I talk about his creative origins, visual inspiration beyond the 60s, design process, passion for analogue pen and ink, his days in the Electric Church, light shows, Austin woes, and of course psychedelia.  Thanks for tuning in! Follow Fez @fezmoreno fogwoodsounds.bandcamp.com Spacemachine.bandcamp.com Intensivecareunit.bandcamp.com chromaticcurrents.bandcamp.com This episode is sponsored by @distrokid ? ➡️ distrokid.com/vip/designfreaks for a 30% discount! Follow the show: @_designfreakspodcast_ Desig ..read more
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The ArchAndroid
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
1M ago
In this mini DFCAC episode, I dive into the cover for Janelle Monae’s ambitious 2010 concept album, The ArchAndroid. I discuss the story of her alter ego–time traveling android Cindi Mayweather, the art deco glory of her crown, references to Metropolis, the Matrix, Sun Ra, Afrofuturism, magick, creative talents Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Chuck Lightning!  Check out the youtube for companion visuals or listen wherever you get podcasts. Thank you for tuning in!  Follow the show: @_designfreakspodcast_ Design Freaks on YouTube Subscribe wherever you get podcasts! linktr.ee/DesignFreaks ..read more
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Jeff Kleinsmith Returns - with Stymie!
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
It's my first show of 2024! For episode 75 I chatted with Jeff Kleinsmith, Adem Tepedelen, James Halada, and Shane Bastian – members of 90's Seattle band Stymie. Jeff is VP of Creative at Sub Pop Records and he was also my guest for episode 46. This time we talk Toil & Folly, Stymie's new release on their label New Rage Records. Hear about Jeff’s design process for this record, their other bands, New Rage, epic shows, and days at the Rocket Magazine–four of the six members of Stymie worked at the Rocket at one point! From the band: We raided the New Rage Records vaults to bring you Stymie ..read more
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Brad Tilbe / Nellis Records
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
I spoke with Seattle record shop owner Brad Tilbe of Nellis Records! He shared some stories from his time running the Light in the Attic record shop in Seattle Center, and transitioning into a record shop owner.  We talk about his store moving into the building that formerly housed the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (and the other new tenants in the space), aligning goals with the Vera Project and the Black Lodge, his ethos and commitment to community building, his beloved Nick Drake box set design, Ian and Baxter Dury covers, and lots more….thanks for tuning in!    “He’s got a ..read more
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PERRY SHALL / EASY EYE SOUND [REISSUE]
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
CONGRATS TO PERRY SHALL AND EL OMS FOR THEIR 2024 GRAMMY NOMINATION (BEST RECORDING PACKAGING)!! In episode 72, I let you in on this eye-popping, black light inspired design for The Arcs’ “Electrophonic Cronic” album and all the extras. Then I take a look back at my chat with Perry from May, 2020: Album designer for Easy Eye Sound and T Shirt King Perry Shall talks Philadelphia, working for Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), his Covid cartoon series, his t-shirt show, Questlove, Harry Nillson, 90's bar mitzvah holodeck, and becoming friends with Gilbert Gottfried! Thanks for tuning in!  FOLL ..read more
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SATAN IS REAL
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
You can’t have good without the bad…or the Louvins without the Ira. Learn all about this kooky gospel cover and the Loudermilk brothers who made it out of the Appalachian mountains and gave us something spooky….blood harmonies, crappy record deals, demonic portraits, gunshots, scumbaggery,  a 16ft. Satan, explosions, “fits of faith”! Thanks for tuning in! This episode is sponsored by Distrokid. Check out distrokid.com/vip/designfreaks for a 30% discount!  Follow the show: @_designfreakspodcast_ Design Freaks on YouTube patreon.com/DesignFreaksPodcast Subscribe wherever you get podca ..read more
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ELOISE LEIGH (Dark Entries Records)
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
I spoke with artist and designer Eloise Leigh of Dark Entries Records and all things New Age Rage!  Eloise speaks about her recent move to CDMX after a decade in Berlin. We talk about her creative origins, design process, passion for analogue print, xerox decay, the "Music archeology" of Dark Entries Records, and how fate brought her and Josh Cheon together….catching dreams / coincidences / MAGICK.   Thanks for tuning in! Follow Eloise @new_age_rageNewageraaage.bigcartel.com Check out the archives of Eloise’s glorious show NEW AGE RAGE on Berlin Community Radio Follow the show: @_des ..read more
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DFCAC - Aquemini
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
In this episode, I explore the artwork for Outkast's 3rd album, Aquemini! Illustrator Gregory Hawkins' artistic journey from Columbus Ohio to Atlanta, Midnight Star's Freak-a-Zoids, the phone call of destiny, cosmic portals and hieroglyphs inspired by Sun Ra, an unexpected prog rock sample and way more! Thank you for tuning in! Follow the show: @_designfreakspodcast_ Link Tree Design Freaks on YouTube ~~ Designfreakspodcast.comRuinousmedia.com ~~ Donate to help with recording costs Thank you! ~~ Theme music: "Jet in Jungle" by Damaged Bug, courtesy of John Dwyer SOURCES: https://www.columbusm ..read more
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LARS FINBERG - THE INTELLIGENCE
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
For my 64th episode, I talk with musician, artist, and my good pal Lars Finberg of The Intelligence (and many other bands). This is a reunion for us and we catch up on his co-working process with graphic designer Jun Ohnuki, art inspiration, favorite music, and tons of jokes.  This episode is dedicated, in loving memory, to my mother Alice who I speak about in the intro.  Thanks for everything, Lars, and thanks for tuning in, folks!  @lars_finberg https://linktr.ee/theintelligence Follow the show: @_designfreakspodcast_ Design Freaks on YouTube ~~ Morning People by Mason Lowe ..read more
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DFCAC: The White Stripes - Elephant
Design Freaks
by Design Freaks
2M ago
It’s the 20th anniversary of the White Stripes' album Elephant –In my 3rd Covers a Cover episode, I WAY over-think the cover of this 2003 release. I talk circus and funeral symbols, theories, shadows, who designed and photographed the sleeve....  Thanks for listening and watching!  Head on over to the youtube channel to follow along.  This record cover was also mentioned in my interview with @jordanwarrenvisuals - out soon! Thanks, Jordan  Thanks for tuning in! Follow the show @_designfreakspodcast_ Design Freaks on YouTube~~ Designfreakspodcast.comRuinousmedia.com ~~ Donat ..read more
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