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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

412 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and James Flames

Mark Brickey

Bang the drum for the country you love! The Fourth of July Weekend is upon us and before they light off a few sparklers Mark, Billy, and James get into the current cultural significance of so called "masters" painters who are also (gasp) foreigners. This leads to an even broader topic of how we approach art today and the role of technology has played in our mastery of each medium. Billy also ponders popularity in the world of art and how many talented creatives are never discovered, seemingly cursed to live in obscurity. You might think this all sounds a bit heavy for a weekend kick off but, you know the Dream Team never disappoints. Billy and James defend their four chosen state flags where we learn form some of the good and a whole lot of the bad. Antics Ensue. 

Talking Points

  • The Circle Of Trust Brooch is live!
  • WMC AID Workshop: Staying Free As A Freelancer
  • Are you sexist if you don't like the new adaptation of Ghostbusters?
  • The role of Preacher in the world of comics.
  • Billy answers a listener's question for James about hand drawn poster alterations.
  • Avoiding complications with a step by step contract that details your process.
  • Establishing how you work with your clients.
  • Keeping type and art separate and the point of no return.
  • Doesn't everyone draw from memory?
  • Telling a story, hiding techniques, and making your art look like it was meant to.
  • Are the Masters really masters?
  • The Birth Of Venus is bullshit!
  • Art as a creative endeavor or a technical endeavor.
  • The public's perception of art.
  • Eventually giving up on music.
  • How does art become popular and how many equally talented people are never discovered.
  • Honoring Modern Day Masters with bright yellow sports coats.
  • Haters during the 15th century.
  • Resonating with historical Cuban art.
  • James defends the state flags of Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
  • Billy defends the state flags of Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, and Delaware.
  • Street justice in the animal kingdom.
  • How to properly stroke a horse.
  • What else is Colorado's state flag hiding?
  • Communicating with a through line.
  • Planning for the pole and the role of environmental design.
  • The change of art's meaning over time.
  • Nazi paraphernalia at antique malls.
  • Constantly improving the bad parts of America.
  • 4th of July plans for the boys.