366 - Landland

What isn't there to like about Landland? The relationship they have as working professionals and the genuinely compassionate attitudes of both Dan and Jessica make them an unstoppable force to be reckoned within the poster world. In this episode we hear about the the formation of Landland, how they have grown both together and separately, and where their future may, or may not, take them. This is a rare sort of interview that can only happen when people are true friends and let their guard down to openly share their triumphs and their troubles as working artists, and as people. Get ready for an honest and open look into everything that is Landland.

Talking Points

- Has Landland lasted longer than they originally thought they would?

- Maturing across your career as as artist and harnessing where our talent can take us.

- How public opinion can skew the reality of situation and not letting any of that affect your actual feelings about a situation.

- The difference of showing art under a moniker and showing art under your own name.

- Dan's early design days and the formation (literally and metaphorically) of Landland.

- Visualizing big changes in your life seeing by observing other people with the life you want.

- How Dan and Jessica met... and then met again.

- Losing a friend and a business partner and how Landland has handled that emotionally.

Dan In The Circle of Trust

- Choosing to handle the situation instead of letting the situation handle you.

- Why Dan drives everywhere instead of flying.

- Defining your work ethic as a passion or as a health issue.

- Realizing the bargaining chips you have as a talented, sought after artist.

- Using your insecurity to push yourself and then finding confidence in your work.

- Working with open or closed parameters on a new art piece.

- The difference between working on an art print, or a movie poster, or a band poster.

- How its hard to turn off your creativity when you draw inspiration from whats all around you.

- Actually revisiting places and things you've drawn.

- How Landland developed their unique look and walked away from the traditional use of key lines.

- The future of Landland.

- Career fears from both Dan and Jessica

- The different creative skills you flex across an entire project from ideation to laying down the final color on paper.

- Letting your business feel real to you.

- Becoming a part of the show and not just being at the show.

- The fine art of picking a name.