12: Paul Frank, Artist & Designer - Part 2

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EPISODE 12: PAUL FRANK, PART 2

TRT: 54:10 // 6/29/19

Part two of my conversation with artist and designer Paul Frank.

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In part one of this conversation (Episode 11), we talked about the beginning of Paul’s creative journey and the initial inspiration behind some of the characters you know and love, including the beloved Julius the monkey.

In this episode we talk about how those original characters grew into Paul Frank Industries, the hugely successful company that he co-founded with two partners. Paul eventually left that company and then returned, then parted again ... and we’ll talk about how his relationship continues to evolve as the company changes hands. We also discuss his creative process around building the brand, from designing award-winning trade show booths to thinking of every element of design and experience within a retail store. And we talk about how making art can save you.


EPISODE SPONSOR:

TELLASON DENIM

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SONG CREDITS:

Kristina Teegerstrom