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We considered conducting the ICON 5 Illustration Conference podcasts in the nude, but clear heads, good taste, and a limited budget (for only audio, not video) prevailed. So if you’re expecting Illustrators Gone Wild, go elsewhere. But if you hunger for some good talk about illustration entrepreneurialism with Mitch Nash of Blue Q; the status of illustration in the museum world with Stephanie Plunkett of the Norman Rockwell Museum; how Starbucks got its name with Stanley Hainsworth, former creative director for the coffee chain; how James Jean helped redefine the look of comics; and what makes Jimbo creator Gary Panter cry, then check out the ICON 5 podcast series. The podcasts feature me in the role of Barbara Walters; they were produced by Citizen Scholar and recorded by Scott Hirsch, with music by Cars and Trains.


About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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