Design Observer podcast

For those of you who have been following along with my alternate career as a graphic-arts prankster, this morning brought me the surprise of being featured on an actual very-serious design podcast run by actual design professionals. They spend most of the time talking about actual design things, but then they talk about me and my work for the last five minutes or so. It’s a kick to have actual design people recognize what I’m doing.

And then of course there’s the actual site where I sell these things, which is here.


5 Responses to “Design Observer podcast”
  1. Ryan says:

    Nice to have you back!

    Enjoy a palate cleanser of sci-fi design at Good Show Sir:

  2. Will Lashley says:

    I genuinely enjoy your musical and typographical treatments of pulp magazines and book covers, but I would enjoy them much more if you made an effort to identify the pulp artist who did the original illustration or the publication it came from. I am going to make a few guesses.

    This one I am sure of. “Just Like A Woman” is a Frank Kelly Freas cover drawn for Super-Science Fiction magazine.


”Life During Wartime” I would bet is a men’s magazine illustration done for either Man’s Story, Male, or Man’s Life, drawn by either Will Hulsey or more likely Mort Kunstsler.

    “Alison” is almost certainly a Robert McGinniss cover for the “Carter Brown” detective pulp novels.

    “Maggie’s Farm” may be a very early Frank R. Paul cover, but that is a wild guess.

    Appropriation while giving proper credit would increase your audience and respect for the work, I would think.

  3. Rock says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ‘Starman Stories’!

    I’ve only been aware of the song since I saw ‘Walk Hard’ at the movies — but I soon after got the original and damned if the song hasn’t been a bright part of my days since then.

    What a wonderful way to enjoy both the song and old-fashioned paperback (non-franchise, non-tv, non-movie) science fiction, and to contemplate the influence the latter had on the former.

  4. David says:

    Hey! Are you still maintaining this blog? Would love to hear your thoughts on Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

    Hope all’s well.