Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. We'll have conversations with interesting creatives and regular guests. The viewpoint of Afterschool will come from industrial design, but the focus will be on all types of creativity: graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.
You probably know FiftyThree from their iPad sketch app, Paper. Unlike other sketch apps, which are loaded with pro features, Paper is notable for how pared down it is. By using just six brushes, a color mixing palette, and intuitive gestures, Paper gets out of the way of the sketch process and allows you to focus on getting your ideas down as effortlessly as possible.
FiftyThree has brought this same philosophy to their first hardware product, called Pencil. Pencil is a stylus designed to compliment Paper, and just like Paper, it eliminates pro features, making way for more natural feeling ones—like an eraser and probably the smartest take on a blending tool ever. Today, we have three of the industrial designers responsible for Pencil's creation: FiftyThree's Jon Harris, John Ikeda and Audrey Louchart.
Get the Afterschool Podcast, Episode #14 - FiftyThree : Available at the iTunes store or direct download via Soundcloud below.