60 Seconds With Bob Staake

January 23, 2018

 

 

How much inspiration can be packed into a 60-second interview with one of today’s modern masters of illustration? 

 

In 1918 Woodrow Wilson was asked about the amount of time he spent preparing speeches:

 

“If it is a ten-minute speech it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it’s a half-hour speech it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to, it requires no preparation at all. I am ready now.” 

 

I’m all about taking deep dives into hour-long podcasts. I’m a huge fan of the Tim Ferriss style interview. And maybe I’ll have my own podcast someday. But I already host a live Facebook show, and with a full load of client work, I simply don’t have the bandwidth to do more long-form content. 

 

So I bring to you the first ever series of 60-second artists interviews. 

 

This week, the honorable Bob Staake is in the Q&A seat. 

 

Bob’s 2008 cover for The New Yorker commemorating Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first African-American president was named by Time as #1 in their list of 10 Top Magazine Covers of 2008. According to The New Yorker website, it’s their most popular cover of all time.

 

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Enjoy!

 

Tom

 

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