We're told that Blue Q out of Pittsfield Mass has been manufacturing life-improving, joy-bringing, mind-altering, universally-praised products since 1988. While we can't vouch for the life improvement part, joy-bringing and mind-altering is not far from the truth. Under the creative direction of Mitch Nash, Blue Q has brought together scores of talented graphic and product designers, as well as quirky artists and writers to produce a variety of fragrances and soaps, gums and candies, stickers and magnets, and car air fresheners with brand names like as Cat Butt, Dirty Girl, Get Real, Hot & Flashy, Miso Pretty, and Steve Heller's favorite (natch), "Steve's House of Charm." Nash is currently taking Blue Q into the literature space with a series tiny books, on a range of weird and wonderful themes--like "The Holy Bibel," an exploration into what the bible would be like if not for a good copyeditor. Steve caught up with Nash on a recent visit to New York looking for new authors.
Thanks to Randy Hunt for co-production on this Broadcast.