Season 12, Episode 7 : : : April 4Matthew Zaremba
Matthew Zaremba is a multidisciplinary artist best known for his illustrated musings on the human condition. His creative work spans a myriad of mediums from print works to paintings to public murals. His illustrated messages are intimate, sometimes heartbreakingly poignant, glimpses into his life. Matthew joins the show for the season finale to discuss processing how people interpret his work, AI art and toxic positivity.
Season 12, Episode 6 : : : March 28Lucy Price
Lucy Price is an independent graphic designer and art director living and working in Philadelphia. For the past 15 years, she’s focused on branding for mission-based organizations. She love playing with typography, color, composition, and layers, and she is at her happiest when she can do good work for good people. Lucy joins the show for a conversation about learning to collaborate in different ways, what she learned about her own style of working and her and Ryan share their love for “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead.”
Season 12, Episode 5 : : : March 21Kah Yangni
Kah Yangni is an illustrator who makes heartfelt art about justice, queerness, and joy. Kah’s artistic mission is to heal themself and others by making art that focuses on radical optimism, and the chance we have to make the world a better place. Kah uses text, vibrating color, screenprinting, drawing, Photoshop, and collage to bring these messages to life. Kah joins the show to discuss starting their career during the pandemic, painting the first mural celebrating transgender people in Philadelphia and how they process online criticism. Also, Kah tells Ryan about Slavic Soul Party (the band, not the genre).
Season 12, Episode 4 : : : March 14Lendl Tellington
Lendl Tellington is a versatile storyteller working across film, photo, installation art and editorial. His work peels back prescribed histories by tinkering with the line between memory and nostalgia as means to revere the unsung contributions of the marginalized. Lendl joins the show for a conversation about how his work is tied to his identity, the use of color in his work and how a project about his great grandmother reinvigorated his love of filmmaking. Plus, (and it had to happen at some point this season folks) Lendl and Ryan discuss the state of Star Wars.
Season 12, Episode 3 : : : March 7Greg Pizzoli
Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney and Friends graphic novel series, as well as the author and illustrator of the award-winning picture books The Watermelon Seed, Good Night Owl, and The Book Hog. He also writes nonfiction for kids, including the New York Times Best Illustrated title Tricky Vic. His newest book, Mister Kitty is Lost, just came out this past January. Greg joins the show for a conversation about the performative nature of books, the concept of authorship with his work and the themes that his characters continue to encounter.
Season 12, Episode 2 : : : February 28Rachel Breeden
Raised on a steady TV diet of Children's Television Workshop programming Rachel developed an early affection for bold graphics, bright colors, and supergraphic stripes. As a self-taught artist, she followed her passion for retro-inspired design through many different mediums before finding a home in digital art. Creating work that is nostalgic, harmonious, and playful, Rachel provides clients with pieces that reflect those values back into their homes and businesses. Rachel joins the show for a conversation about being a late bloomer and getting the images out of her head onto the page. Plus, Rachel and Ryan reminisce about the bygone days of working at the Wall.
Season 12, Episode 1 : : : February 21King Saladeen
King Saladeen is a world-renowned, self-taught American contemporary artist whose work is exhibited all over the world. His iconic “JP Money Bear" is his most distinguished work. His work can be found from the famed walls of the Big Board Floor Art program of the New York Stock Exchange to the halls of the Philadelphia International Airport. He’s worked with brands including Topps, Mercedes-Benz and Nickelodeon, just to name a few. He also just worked on the new film You People, starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill, currently on Netflix. On the first episode of the 12th season, King joins Ryan for a discussion about the advantages being an athlete gave him in his art career, killing your ego and why giving back to the community is so important.
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Season 3, Episode 4Tim Gough
Tim Gough joins the podcast for a talk about the influence screen printing has on his work, control vs. nuance and seeing your work on a tire cover.
Season 5, Episode 9Lauren Cat West
Lauren Cat West joins the show for a conversation about making something out of the inordinary, asking the right questions of a client and banana cars that fart.
Season 9, Episode 15Mike Smith
The last time Mike Smith was on the show he had just presented branding concepts to the Rail Park. Now he returns to discuss the evolution of the Rail Park as well as more of his work over the first five years of Smith Diction.
Hi-Res Daily 30Patrick Macomber
Fan favorite Patrick Macomber returns to the show during the run of daily episodes to catch up during the early weeks of the pandemic.
Season 6, Episode 9Kim Lincon
Kim Lincon joins the show for a conversation about how she built her client base, what excites her about branding projects and her three rules when it comes to her work.
Season 3, Episode 11Rashid Zakat
Rashid Zakat joins the show for an expansive conversation about new outlets for creativity and content, the awkwardness of meeting people through social media, being a “preditor” and just about everything else, (Moonlight, WWF and more)!
Season 2, Episode 6The Heads of State
Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers sit down with Ryan at Indy Hall for a conversation about Instagram, the challenges of constraint and Bob Dylan.
Season 5, Episode 13Jessie Jay
Jessie Jay joins the show for a conversation about doing work for small businesses, design as a compulsion and how much a fully stacked iPod would be worth in a post-apocalyptic world.
Season 11, Episode 5Jim Houser
Jim joins the show for a conversation about painting skateboard decks, working on a show during the pandemic and why he recommends artists give away their work.
Season 10, Episode 16Marisa Velazquez Rivas
Marisa joins the show for a conversation about why we need more fine artists in design, actively bringing positivity to her work and why the Philly street art community is so special.
Season 2, Episode 2Dan Gneiding
Dan Gneiding joins the show for a conversation on creating typefaces, doodling and the origins of his alias, Grayhood.
Hi-Res Daily 22Dan Mall
Dan joins the show for a conversation about why he still loves Flash, giving yourself permission to stop reading a book, and letting smart people do what they do best.
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Season 5, Episode 15Molly Egan
Molly Egan joins the show for a chat about realizing she could have her own style, board games and what she’s learned about herself through creating her sketchbooks.
Season 2, Episode 16Mario Zucca
Ryan and Mario sit down for a discussion on struggling with concept, creating portraits of strangers and delving into the discography of T-Rex.
Season 8, Episode 14Allen & Susan Crawford
Allen and Susan Crawford join the show to talk about their brilliant careers, including the one that combined their love of marine biology with their love of illustration.
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Season 2, Episode 18Mary Kate McDevitt
Mary Kate joins the show for a conversation on public speaking, hustle and corn smut.
Season 4, Episode 4Rodney Ibarra
After Ryan geeks out on Rodney, he sticks around to talk about his origins in graffiti art, the importance of knowing letterforms and what inspires him to experiment.
Season 9, Episode 12Jay Roeder
Friend of the show Jay Roeder returns to the show to wrap up 2020 with a conversation about his new book, "Harry Potter Hand Lettering," becoming a parent during a pandemic and the struggle of keeping up with peak television.
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Season 6, Episode 13Shauna Pancyzszyn
Shauna Lynn joins the show for a conversation about showing vulnerability online, bad reposting habits and how a poster she illustrated for Josh Grobin became one of her favorite stories about her career.
Hi-Res Daily 28Allan Peters
Allan Peters joined the show during the run of Hi-Res Daily episodes to talk about his work and experiences during the beginning of the pandemic.
Season 6, Episode 6Marisol Ortega
Marisol joins the show for a conversation about bouncing between design and illustration, why she enjoys working with her hands and late-night design mishaps.
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Season 10, Episode 26Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman returns to the show to discuss her new book, "Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People," as well as why she enjoys teaching online, why she initially thought she was a terrible interviewer and what her conversations with Stephen Heller over the course of doing the show have taught her.
Season 9, Episode 24Lisa Congdon
Lisa Congdon joins the show to talk about her new book, "You Will Leave a Trail of Stars," as well as inviting people into the conversation, the evolution of her style and connecting through vulnerability.
Season 10, Episode 28Paula Scher
Paula Scher joins the show for a conversation about some of her newest work, as well as her experiences during the pandemic, her time at Tyler School of Art, designing album covers, what she likes about environmental design and what she discovered about New York City without traffic.
Hi-Res Daily 23Ken Barber
Ken Barber joined the show during the Hi-Res Daily run to discuss his new book, the House Industries Lettering Manual.
Season 10, Episode 17Tad Carpenter
Ryan and Tad talk Philly and Kansas City sport connections, growing up with creatives as parents and figuring out how to tell your story visually.
Season 3, Episode 6Aaron Draplin
Aaron Draplin sat down with Ryan for a few minutes to talk about the defiance of transparency, his new font DDC Hardware and the trials and tribulations of driving a big orange van.