Each week, award-winning graphic designer Alex Center and co-host Kevin Batory discuss branding, design, pop culture, and more. New episodes drop every Wednesday.
Newman is a New Man
I’d like to start by saluting Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, for her yearly clinic of strategic writing that comes with the Color of the Year. She is truly the GOAT and I look forward to reading her 2024 press release. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming… Alex’s World Cup fever has broken and he is on the mend. Kevin keeps losing his soccer bets but will not give up, nothing has really changed. The fellas discuss AI Portraits, The Pantone Color of the Year, Pink Sauce, the Newman’s Own rebrand, MSCHF’s Art Basel ATM Leaderboard, The Cheto Duster, Coca-Cola x Parade, MTN Dew Fruitquake, and more!
Alex and Kevin are back in the studio to kick off Holiday SZN, and they are definitely not distracted by the USA World Cup victory that happened while recording. The fellas talk about Budweiser's World Cup pivot, Steve Job's Birkenstocks, the repercussion of the KIA logo, Miller Lite’s Christmas Tree Keg Stand, Hidden Valley’s Ranch on the Branch, Mike Tyson x Evander Holyfield Holy Ears, and more!
IT'S GIVING THANKS
GOBBLE GOBBLE BITCH! IT’S TURKEY TIME! Open up wide because here comes the airplane aka: Alex and Karen, I mean Kevin are spoon feeding you a full spread of Thanksgiving’s hottest brand moments. We talk about Campbell’s Soup’s State of Sides Report, Southern Comfort’s Drinking Pants, Frank’s Turkey Injector Kit, Jenny-O’s Turkey Hotline, White Castle’s Stuffin’ Muffins, Aura Bora’s Green Bean Casserole Sparkling Water, Brown Friday, and more!
STATE OF SIDES: https://www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=Mjg283443
The Story of Castoreum
Alex and Kevin are live (previously recorded) from Greenpoint, Brooklyn! The two rad dudes learn about Castoreum, google it, and talk about Twitter going to shit, the First Creative Director of the New York Knicks, The FTX situation, a Philadelphia Man eating 40 rotisserie chickens, the Canada Dry refresh, Mom’s Spaghetti, Molly Baz’s wine, and more!
The Snask Pact
Fredrik Öst and Erik Kockum from Snask join Alex and Kevin to talk about their philosophy and approach to creative work. They tell us about conquering the world through fine lookin’ design and real emotions, creating meaningful connections, dealing with clients, not caring about what people think, standing up for their beliefs and opinions, and much more!
SINGLE FAT AND HORNY
KEVIN GOT A NEW SWEATSHIRT AND IT'S REALLY COOL! Hear the riveting audio only description before your two favorite fellas talk about how people eat candy corn (according to the National Confectioners Association (who knew that was an actual organization, certainly not us)), Orkin Pest Infested Pops, Halloweendy's, Airheads flavored floss, the McRib Farewell Tour, Hype Horse Shoes, Chrissy Teigan's Cravings, Microsoft x Oreo Thins, Single and Fat, Gen Z soda, and more!
I love this podcast.
It’s funny and informative.
Also a great group of guests. These guys are creating really cool things brand-wise and content wise.
My fav podcast
Here for the brands, banter, and bops at the end!
Funny and Poignant
Great content. Wide scope, but not too wide to disappoint. Not exactly erotic, but fairly scintillating. I’ve heard Kev can deadlift 666 lbs.