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#42 – Danny Casale (aka Coolman Coffeedan)

This week, Matt is joined by Danny Casale, also known as Coolman Coffeedan, renowned for his quirky, humorous animations that gained fame with his viral hit "Snakes Have Legs." From his early YouTube days at age 12 to global exhibitions like Art Basel, Danny's distinct style combines low-fi aesthetics with meaningful messages. Join Matt as he delves into the creative process, inspirations, and aspirations of this unique artist.

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Coolman Coffeedan

Danny Casale (aka Coolman Coffeedan) is the artist and founder behind a world of characters and stories. Starting off creating Youtube videos at 12 years old, he gained online popularity through his surreal, humorous and crudely-drawn animations, creating stories on topics from friendship to burnt tamales. Over the years his unique low-fi style with high-fi messages have made people laugh, cry, and think… all over the world. His art has also been featured in prominent exhibitions around the world including K11 Shanghai and Art Basel Hong Kong and Miami Beach, among others. Casale’s work first rose to the public eye after his animation entitled "Snakes Have Legs" went viral in June 2017. To date, Casale has accumulated hundreds of millions of views on his works. He also published a book in 2021, called, "Ur Special: Advice for Humans from Coolman Coffeedan. In a social media world with so much negativity, Danny realized his goal of brightening up people’s timelines.

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Matt Gondek is a Deconstructive Pop Artist, whose work is possessed with a punk rock spirit, celebrating rebellion and destruction. With a visceral pop color palette and a disarmingly playful tone, he tears down cartoon idols, akin to slaughtering our modern day gods. Born in 1982, his creative voice is rooted in the 90s; as a true conduit of his generation and their potentially pointless search for meaning and purpose amidst a cruel life in a flawed world. He boasts sold out exhibitions in his home of Los Angeles as well as New York, Paris, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.


  • Missing Person - November 2022 - Tokyo
  • Discipline - February 2022 - Mexico City
  • RATS - August 2021 - Los Angeles
  • Original Character - April 2021 - New York
  • Mood Swings - October 2020 - Paris
  • CONTROL - November 2019 - Los Angeles
  • Clean Break - April 2019 - Bangkok
  • Growing Pains - November 2018 - Hong Kong
  • Clean Break - May 2018 - New York
  • American Gods - November 2017 - Hong Kong
  • Glow in the Dark - September 2017 - Los Angeles
  • Unholy Hand - November 2015 - Detroit
  • Struggles - April 2015 - Pittsburgh
  • Kill 'Em All - September 2014 - Pittsburgh

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