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The creative innovation podcast. Arrest All Mimics is a creative industry insights show hosted by illustrator, author and art-director Ben Tallon. Supported by http://illustrationx.com & The Association Of Illustrators http://theaoi.com

We bring you the inside story from the most exciting people and projects across the creative industries.

Contact Ben on hello@bentallon.com Tweet us at @arrestallmimics and subscribe on iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1038442077

Arrest All Mimics: The Creative Innovation Podcast Ben Tallon

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 40 Ratings

The creative innovation podcast. Arrest All Mimics is a creative industry insights show hosted by illustrator, author and art-director Ben Tallon. Supported by http://illustrationx.com & The Association Of Illustrators http://theaoi.com

We bring you the inside story from the most exciting people and projects across the creative industries.

Contact Ben on hello@bentallon.com Tweet us at @arrestallmimics and subscribe on iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1038442077

    WHAT'S THE F'N POINT?! Part 1: Craig Oldham

    WHAT'S THE F'N POINT?! Part 1: Craig Oldham

    What's the f'n point? Is a two-part special podcast in response to the understandable feeling of futility in the creative industry. There's a lot to worry about in the world and when monster after monster keeps stomping over the horizon, 'What's the f'n' point?' is a very valid question.

    In part one, Craig Oldham joins Ben Tallon to discuss his own insecurities and let us in on some spellbinding, vital projects. Craig explains the importance of understanding that we are all a small part of a bigger whole, with limited, but important influence. With passion, drawing upon the personal and wonder, that influence can become unlimited.

    Detailing In Loving Memory of Work, his stunning book on the 1984/85 miners' strike and his They Live 'epiphany editions' book, Craig illustrates the unpredictable ways meaningful design can change, enliven and unite in troubled times.

    Next week, in part 2, I'm joined by artist Dawinder Bansal who picks up the baton and goes deep into her South Asian heritage. She shows why inclusivity and subtlety in our activism can be just as powerful as any protest or placard.

    The show is kindly supported by Illustration x (http://illustrationx.com) and the Association of Illustrators (http://theaoi.com).

    https://www.craigoldham.co.uk/

    https://twitter.com/officeofcraig?lang=en

    http://roughtradebooks.com/books/they-live-a-visual-and-cultural-awakening/

    http://bentallon.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 146: Illustrator Dominique Ramsey's stunning, vibrant artworks, animals, Pokemon and more

    Ep 146: Illustrator Dominique Ramsey's stunning, vibrant artworks, animals, Pokemon and more

    Atlanta, GA based illustrator Dominique Ramsey shares her story, including Pokemon, animals and spirituality as influences on her vibrant, seductive illustration work.

    We talk about the power of visual communication and the fine line between smash-mouthed and quietly effective.

    Arrest All Mimics Episode 146 is supported by http://illustrationx.com and http://theaoi.com

    Find Dominique at https://www.dominiqueramsey.com/about

    #drawingwhileblack on Twitter!

    http://bentallon.com

    • 41 min
    Illustrator Claudine O' Sullivan, Cabin Cast 6

    Illustrator Claudine O' Sullivan, Cabin Cast 6

    Claudine O'Sullivan returns to the show to talk about her experience of lockdown. We get into parenthood, changes from Covid-19 and drawing ducks.

    You can check out Claudine's free colouring book at: https://www.claudineosullivan.com/shop/colour-for-calm

    Show supported by http://illustrationx.com and http://theaoi.com

    • 24 min
    Covid-19 Creative Cabin Cast 5: Murugiah

    Covid-19 Creative Cabin Cast 5: Murugiah

    Artist and illustrator Murugiah lets us inside his London spare room, where recent mind-bending surreal canvases stand tall, inspiring and bright. He takes us into the inspiration and this relatively new direction and their South-East Asian influence.

    He also explains why the virus has been especially worrying for the family with several family members on the front line in hospitals.

    https://murugiah.com/

    The show is supported by:

    http://illustrationx.com and http://theaoi.com

    Stories for the Apocalypse:

    http://instagram.com/storiesfortheapocalypse

    • 27 min
    Covid-19 Creative Cabin Cast 4: Illustrator Hazel Mead on taboos, WFH tips & changing sex education

    Covid-19 Creative Cabin Cast 4: Illustrator Hazel Mead on taboos, WFH tips & changing sex education

    Inside the Covid-19 cabin of illustrator Hazel Mead who returns to the show to talk working from home tips, creating work around taboos, finding ways to discover clients with budgets for such work and changing the sex education conversation!

    Supported by http://illustrationx.com and http://theaoi.com

    http://instagram.com/hazel.mead

    • 43 min
    Ep 145: Nick Asbury on self-initiated projects, design writing and perpetual disappointments

    Ep 145: Nick Asbury on self-initiated projects, design writing and perpetual disappointments

    Writer Nick Asbury strikes the perfect balance between client work and identity establishing, self-initiated projects as one half of Asbury and Asbury. He works closely with designers and agencies to create striking, impactful, clear, clever copy on campaigns and visual media.

    Having worked with the likes of Studio Sutherl&, Johnson Banks, The Chase and more.

    His brilliant series of books: Realtime Notes, Perpetual Disappointments Diary and the A6 Notebook are wonderful examples of individuality catching on with larger audiences.

    Supported by http://illustrationx.com and http://theaoi.com

    https://asburyandasbury.com/

    http://studio-sutherland.co.uk/

    https://www.johnsonbanks.co.uk/

    https://www.thechase.co.uk/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

martineillustrates ,

Favourite podcast

This is by far my favourite podcast, full of creative journeys and stories that make me feel less alone whilst in my studio. Ben’s voice is full of curiosity and interest, bringing out his guests experiences, thoughts, tips and advice in the most natural way. It is rare to feel involved but I find myself totally invested in the conversation.

smallpablo ,

Just my type

Passionate discussions that inspire anyone in the design industry or someone who wants to get what it’s about.

Good for the old mental block. With all the warmth of overhearing a cracking conversation in the pub.

bowyerja ,

JaneB

I love this podcast and Ben's easy, warm and chatty manner. Probably one of the best podcasts to listen to if you're looking for creative inspiration, advice or just honest conversation from top creative folk.

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