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Cleanup on Aisle 9

Author: John & Jesse

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Designer smack-talk about the good, the bad & the ugly brands in your life... Ever wonder WTF is up with some of these companies? Join designers John & Jesse as they riff on the packaging used by some of the world's greatest (and not-so-greatest) brands. Not just for designers -- this is real talk about the products & services we all use. Featuring brutally honest critiques, cautionary tales, sidebars & scandalous real-life hijinks. Meet us on aisle 9!
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Jesse & John discuss the wide world of vodkas, including Absolut, Stoli, Smirnoff, Tito's, Khortysta... We trip on acid jazz, focus groups, and how to make the world's driest martini... Nerd out on fonts, kerning, and the nightmare of rebranding ... And Jesse spills the story of how a vodka was created, from the name to the fame. Plus airplane bottles, drunk monkeys and a special shout-out to the Ukrainian people!Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with ...
Sneakers!

Sneakers!

2022-04-1626:01

What were your first pair of sneakers? Have you ever been to Sneaker Street? And did you ever use a shoe as a weapon? Kick it with Jesse & John as we get to the heart & sole of sneaker love, while giving props and/or trash-talking some baller brands: Adidas, Nike, Puma, Vans, Reebok… lace up & play!PS: while no animals were harmed in the making of this podcast, still, apologies to the mouse, the jackrabbit, the duck...Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe an...
Hear the true story about the Pop-Tart bandits! Do you eat yours toasted or raw? And what's the deal with fitted sheets? Join Jesse & John as they talk toaster pastries, including Pop Tarts, Nature's Path & Bobo's. Plus Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming movie "Frosted", the 5 million dollar strawberry deficiency lawsuit, death by mini-toaster, DJ Evil Sandy on KXSF.fm, and that iconic scene from Pulp Fiction... BING!Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with y...
Jesse has his tight pants on for this episode as we speak with young entrepreneur and TikTok cooking daredevil "Salt Hank" about his new line of salt blends... plus the 174-year-old Morton Salt Girl, still walking tall... the Bug-A-Salt gun designed for shooting flies out of the air... Henry's Hunan Restaurant and Uncle Roger's love of MSG... but seriously, Jesse, what is up with the Tight Pants song???Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with your friends, a...
Hope you're ready for some breakfast cereal shenanigans...Some of the crazy questions (and even crazier answers) in part 2:- What is a sanitarium?- What accident turned into corn flakes?- Who are the most famous cereal mascots?- What is Cap’n Crunch’s real name?- What’s with all the violent milk action on cereal boxes?- How did kids end up getting marshmallows in cereal?- What cereals were invented by employees at the factories? Did they get a raise?- Have you ever played a synth with your ce...
Saturday mornings, space aliens, box tops, John Denver, Griddlepuss, crystal meth... Join us in the wacky world of breakfast cereals! We talk about the cereals we all know & love (and/or hate). Plus: what makes for good cereal packaging & branding? And what's up with those other abominations that fill the shelf? Tune in & find out! 0:35 What kid's cereals do u remember?2:00 Box tops for prizes3:23 Jesse was ineligible for prizes5:12 Old ppl cereal WTF6:21 The most popular cer...
What a year! And you survived it! Pat yourself on the back & listen in as we discuss the good, the bad & the ugly of 2021, plus some style predictions for 2022. And, of course, a bunch of wack sidebars, including some great movies like "Don't Look Up" & "Idiocracy"...00:48 – Happy New Year from the Cleanup crew!3:52 – 2021 is so done6:35 – Emily Zugay v Jimmy Rees9:42 – Sustainability & weed11:31 – Burger King reheated12:50 – “Don’t Look Up” is surreal16:26 – “Armageddon” was ...
What's the world's most famous hillbilly murder-themed beverage? What happened when Jesse chased a chainsaw-wielding thief down Wilshire Blvd? And what's the deal with Doctor Pooper? Listen in for the answers to these & many other bizarre questions!00:51 Logo challenge beatdown02:12 Killed by a brief04:16 Painting cell phone icons05:37 Screaming Mountain Dew07:18 Monster v Red Bull08:34 Hillbilly murder scene11:37 Good ideas gone bad12:35 2 concepts for Aisle 915:22 Roy Kent's f*ing podca...
Jesse & John discuss the holiday magic of LEGO advent calendars. And the not-so-magical act of stepping on Lego's. And Jesse's all-night crime spree that ended with George Lucas & a hooker! Seriously! You don't wanna miss this one...Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with your friends, and leave a review so we can reach more awesome listeners like you.
Real-time mosquito murders! Dipping Jesse in formaldehyde! And the ghost of Bob Marley, driving around in a van! What does all this have to do with sustainable packaging? Tune in & find out!Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with your friends, and leave a review so we can reach more awesome listeners like you.
Drunk golfers! Boozy George Clooney! Canadian bootleggers! Design briefs! And WTF does any of this have to do with iced tea? Join Jesse & John as they discuss the finer points of packaging design for specialty spirits...0:47 Brief briefs are best2:30 Seagram's twisted history3:24 Boozy George Clooney4:30 Canadian bootlegger blues7:20 Sweet tea bottom-shelfer9:15 "I dare you to taste it"13:49 The Dept. of Redundancy Dept.15:33 The slow decline in design17:04 Enter the lawyers...18:54 Equit...
Which is better, fries or tots? What happens when teenagers burn their meat? And where did tater tots even come from? Join salty designers Jesse & John as they get crispy on some super spuds, including the brand-new McDonald's packaging & Ore-Ida's potato innovations. And what does that name even mean? It's all here, so grab some ketchup & dig in!00:26 Stopping by McD’s for free sh*t02:06 Out with the old, in with the new03:28 Sidebar: road trippin’ & side-taskin’06:54 Simple,...
Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!

Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!

2021-11-0327:54

How did PBR go from zero to hero? What's the key to authenticity? And what's the worst PBR tattoo ever? Learn all this & more as John & Jesse crack the can on this iconic beer!1:03 My dad was the original hipster2:05 A short & bittersweet history of PBR4:24 Pabst peaks & peters out5:19 Dennis Hopper says f*** that s***!6:55 The Hipster Age7:58 Grassroots marketing with secret swag10:00 Alex Whip-it-good & f*** Kid Rock11:14 Good redesign, bad extensions14:10 6-pack, 99-pac...
Can you get high from eating really old Pez? Why did E.T. love Reese's Pieces so much? Where  did the idea for Pixy Stix come from? What's the deal with selling candy cigarettes to kids? Which are the most loved — and most hated — candies in the world? It's all here... John & Jesse dig into some killer candies with sometimes not-so-killer packaging, just in time for Halloween. Boo!1:15 Target candy cigarettes & other bad ideas2:43 PEZ: John finds some PEZ from 1976 and...4:09 Pixy Stix, Fun Dip, Bottle Caps: packaged fun6:00 Snickers: the super-candy gets a super-graphic6:59 100 Grand: not so grand any more — cleanup!8:38 Boston Baked Beans: wicked terrible design.10:23 The most hated Halloween candies: #10 to #512:48 Reese's Pieces: E.T. made 'em out-of-this-world14:05 Missed opportunity: Charlie Sheen wax off15:28 The first really scary movie I ever saw was...18:29 The most hated Halloween candies: #4 to #121:34 Kids' top 10 favorite Halloween candies22:33 Hershey's: an all-time classic, future-forward25:53 Jesse's pub-crawl Halloween costume hijinx27:49 Big League Chew: more tobacco-themed gum28:54 And the next big kid's candy sensation will be...You can also see all these packages over on our YouTube page. And, as promised... click here for the Kitty Litter Cake recipe!Our theme tune "Cold Beat" is by Serge Quadrado licensed under CC BY 2.0Thanks for listening to Cleanup on Aisle 9! Please subscribe and share with your friends, and leave a review so we can reach more awesome listeners like you.
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