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  1. Episode 40: Jon Contino, Letterer, Jon Contino Studio

    "If I wasn't myself [through my work] then it really wasn't worth doing. I don't see why anyone would wanna do something where they just have to just kind of put on a mask everyday and pretend to be something they're not. I just wanted to be myself and see where it would lead me."

    One of New York's finest, Jon Contino is on the podcast this week. Jon is a designer, illustrator, letterer and creative director based out of upstate New York. His work has adorned apparel, digital, print and environmental graphics for the likes of Nike, Jordan Brand, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, IBM, Microsoft, Miller Lite and more.

    Jon talks about his upbringing in Long Island, NY and how being a passionate baseball and New York Hardcore music fan plays into the reasoning and inspirations behind why he became a designer.

    He also gives us some insight into the ups and downs of starting an agency while learning on the fly, as well as tells a few stories about how his former agency OneTwentySix Design Studios spun off into the apparel brand CXXVI Clothing Company with rejected client work.

    We discuss how important it is to work with clients that trust you and allow you to be yourself through your work. Jon tells a story of how he made the transition of being a "do everything for everybody" type of person to a "do my own style" type of stop.

    Lastly Jon touches on the importance of equity in one's name versus a made up brand name, as well as how frightening and expensive starting an menswear lifestyle brand is.

    Show Links:

    Jon Contino

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    Ogilvy Paris

    Monotype Foundry

    CXXVI Clothing Company

    Contino Brand Mfg. Co.

    Scotch Time Podcast in iTunes

    Scotch Time Podcast on Soundcloud

    Major Level Creative Connect 2015

    My next guest is Jeremy Darlow of Adidas where he a Director of Brand Marketing for football and baseball. Jeremy is also the author of the book, Brands Win Championships.

    Did you enjoy this episode? Then please rate and/or write a review of the show on iTunes. Also, be sure to follow show, @MakersofSport, as well @TAdamMartin on Twitter and Dribbble.


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  2. MaxFunCon: Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work; The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun

    He doesn't fully grasp what the seduction community is about, but there is truth in what he says.

    For example, the Mystery Method fully deserves to be crapped upon and one can empathize with Merlin even if one doesn't agree with him wholesale.

    He's an insightful guy, if you cut him some slack on this topic.

    The "community" can handle it, really.

    And let's be honest: most guys in the "community" are bumbling fools who don't understand the first thing about real self-improvement—even if there are exceptions.

    Anyway, Merlin's thesis remains valid.

    It doesn't require tearing down others; he just chose to dismantle his own (somewhat true) concept of the "community" to illustrate what to do better.

    That's what we should all be focusing on anyway: how can I do better?

    How can you?

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  3. TeeVee | Daredevil Rewind: Episodes 1-3 (Episode 60)

    Out of the ashes of Ben Affleck’s curse, Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock in the Netflix series “Daredevil.” These streaming series have a flaw—the temptation to ingest and forget. Guy English, Chip Sudderth and Philip Mozolak are fighting to keep our memories fresh by breaking down the first three episodes.

    You can subscribe here to the Daredevil-only podcast feed.

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  4. The Incomparable | Find My Lightsaber (Episode 243)

    A new “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” trailer as appeared! And, as was fated, we are here to deconstruct it within an inch of its life. Dark Side IKEA end tables! John Boyega quotes us the odds! Bespoke evil ships! And is that a glimmer in your eye, or just some lens flare? Plus we give some love to BB8, everyone’s favorite robotic soccer ball.

    Dan Moren reports in from the Star Wars celebration, and Serenity Caldwell phones in from her car. This is serious business, people.

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  5. 43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann

    SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from, and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday,

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