May 8, 2023
Frko Rico would rather not talk about art. He prefers making art to discussing its meaning. Still, Ian Short was curious about some of the influences that go into Frko Rico’s work and how they drive his business as a working artist. Nowadays, Frko’s a busy guy, juggling a family with young kids, commissions from rappers, corporate projects, and custom clothing while still finding new ways to tap into his creativity.
April 18, 2023
Screen printing, “Takes a lot of skill,” she says. Coupled with large brutal machinery, acquiring that skill can intimidate people from learning the truth it has to offer. We discuss her work, how it was influenced by her upbringing, what it meant to her, and what she thinks the world needs more of.
April 11, 2023
This episode of Artworker is full of great insight for artists and designers. His refrain, “Do art for you,” reminds viewers that the work is not for likes, money, fame, or fashion. It is a personal journey one must embark on and share so that it might see the light of day. Daniel Troppy has a keen eye for many mediums of self-expression. A career as a fine artist has led him down many paths, now toward black-and-white photography and...
March 24, 2023
Halfway Crooks talks to us about the inspiration for their branding, custom product design, beer, shirts, and gives us a peak at their new Biergarten.
March 14, 2023
Danger Press alumnus Mo Safavynia graduated with a screen printing degree from Kennesaw State before getting into the digital arts and joining a marketing agency. In the last year, he has transitioned to creating his own team as an Art Director in New York. Young designers can learn a lot from Mo Safavynia’s career path, dedication to his work, and temperament for dealing with people of all backgrounds. Good design requires a degree of flexibility and openness, and Mo’s adaptable...
February 20, 2023
Atlanta artists Killamari Yo! and Pam Peacock join IGShort to discuss what’s happening with their art collective Lotus Eaters Club. Ten members comprise the Lotus Eaters Club, combining skills in animation, merch, digital content, and physical painting and murals. The group prides itself on its diversity, blending different backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective. Killamari recounts how the club started centered on collaboration, enlisting members of Floyd County Productions (the animators behind Archer on FXX) with a focus on Free Art...
January 21, 2023
Whitney Adkins shares insight with Ian Short about her graphic design and communications career. She imparts the wisdom she’s gained over nearly ten years of experience, ranging from a multifaceted position in a quick turnaround t-shirt franchise to her current role as Creative Director for Eagle’s Nest Church.
January 6, 2023
To celebrate 50 years in business, two screen printed tote bags were commissioned by Sam Flax with designs by The Lotus Eaters Club art collective. We were honored to be chosen as the printer. Every year, thousands of creators, designers, and artists intersect at this one location to find the very thing they need to manifest an idea. Enjoy the eye candy each nook presents.
January 5, 2023
Andy MacDougall joins Ian Short to discuss some of the experiences he had with the community, screen printer-to-screen printer. He share stories ranging from how he first became enamored with the craft to how he met his “giants.” His enthusiasm for screen printing is most evident in the writing and instruction he has provided thousands of printers of all experience levels.
December 22, 2022
Brian Steely joins us on the podcast to talk about his signature mono-line design aesthetic, the challenges of making it in the art world, advice on how to build a sustainable business as an artist, and how to balance it all.
December 20, 2022
Artworker is a podcast where we talk to anyone that works with art. Designers, illustrators, printers, painters, and marketers. Anyone that uses art in their work every day. We discuss the latest projects they’re working on, experiences, and their perspective on what’s happening in their industry.
December 5, 2022
Nesquik brings the gamer together with their Dreamhack world tour. Players got personalized t-shirts while grinding their way through their respective tournaments. Danger.Live did the printing for their Atlanta stop.