The Weekly Typographic

Welcome to the Weekly Typographic — a fun podcast talking about this week's most amazing articles in the world of typography, keeping you up-to-date on the wonderful world of type. Each week we'll discuss the cool news we've found, what we're working on, and answer burning questions about design & fontmaking.

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episode 57: What the hex, perfectionism, an anti-bullying font + more


What the hex, perfectionism, an anti-bullying font + more

We’re fresh off the back of our Drawing Letterforms workshops last weekend, and ready to share some new articles and nerdy goodness with you. This week we’re keeping on the theme of drawing letterforms with a guide to creating experimental letterforms for posters, plus how to overcome the perfectionism that often haunts us as designers. We’ve also learnt about a very cool font that is fighting online bullying...


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   33m
 
 

episode 56: Drawing letterforms, beautiful alphabets and fixing font size


Drawing letterforms, beautiful alphabets and fixing font size

This week we're getting nerrrrdy. Not just in Nerd Alert, which is all about creating contrast in letterforms through translation and expansion, but in our articles too. We're finding out about the influential work of Gerrit Noordzij, looking at alternative ways of allocating sizes to fonts and admiring some beautiful 20th century alphabet samples. Let's get into it!

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episode 55: Asterisk History, Another Car Rebrand, Justin Bieber, Drop Caps + More!


Asterisk History, Another Car Rebrand, Justin Bieber, Drop Caps + More!

Last week we took a trip around the world, and this week, we're taking a trip through history. From the evolution of the asterisk (who knew it has had so many existential crises throughout its long life) through to the historically-influenced new Renault logo. Plus, some articles from the modern times involving choosing fonts that give the right feeling, raising the standard of free fonts and.....


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   33m
 
 

episode 54: #54 - Pokémon, watch typography, Garamond banned + more!


Pokémon, watch typography, Garamond banned + more!

Wow, this edition goes everywhere. From font-based Pokémon hunting in Minnesota (you read that right), to a DC Courtroom where they're banned a particular font being used in briefing documents, through to watchmaking studios around the world. Phew...


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   25m
 
 

#53 - The Ethics of Type, Finding Your Inner Compass + What Are SVG Fonts?


The ethics of type and what the heck are SVG fonts?!

What a party this week! After last week's interview with Tré Seals of Vocal Type, we had a couple of links we were hungry to share — a good meaty take on the science of design, some system font news, a little insight into the journey of a letterer, and some pretty interesting perspectives on moral perspectives seeping into licensing. Let's go....

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   39m
 
 

Interview with Vocal Type Co. Founder Tré Seals


Interview with Vocal Type Co. Founder Tré Seals

This week, we've got an interview with one of the best, most down-to-earth & talented type designers we know. Tré Seals is the founder of the very popular Vocal Type Co., whose mission is to highlight stories of underrepresented groups of people through their catalogue of historically-inspired typefaces...


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 2021-03-12  1h0m
 
 

episode 52: The Vignelli Paradox, Free Design eBooks + Sustainable Fonts


The Vignelli Paradox, Free Design eBooks + Sustainable Fonts

A whole lot of fun packed into this week's episode — in links this week, we have a great tutorial on color theory in digital design, the inside scoop on how Arial and Times New Roman are good for the Earth, an amazing resource that compiles free design eBooks, and more! For our Nerd Alert segment, Olivia and Micah chat about Vignelli's controversial design principle of only using a few "good" typefaces and how that...


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 2021-03-05  35m
 
 

episode 51: Font Production & Engineering


Font Production & Engineering

Oh what a week — we had more than we could fit in this week, but we wanted to start with something we've been working on lately that you're gonna like. Yesterday we announced a new workshop, hosted by our excellent pal Daniel Nisbet + us, to teach beginner type design fundamentals. Starting with how to use the most affordable pro option out there, Glyphs Mini...


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 2021-02-26  33m
 
 

episode 50: How to Network, Arcade Game Typography, and more! ????


How to Network, Arcade Game Typography, and more! ????

This week's episode truly packs a punch — we've got a feature on arcade game typography, the inside scoop on what it's like to be a creative director at Monotype, and so much more! Not to mention an awesome Nerd Alert segment where Micah and Olivia share their wisdom and insights about networking as a creatives.

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 2021-02-19  39m
 
 

episode 49: The Four Most Important Letters in Type Design


An intro to control characters


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 2021-02-12  35m