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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.

The Weekly Typographic The League of Moveable Type

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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.

    Startup Design Trends

    Startup Design Trends

    Startup Design Trends
    We’re back to regular scheduling this week with Micah and Olivia chatting about all things type and design. And we're gonna be honest, this week’s links are a somewhat ragtag mix of design and type talking points. We chat about a recent Dinamo newsletter where they interviewed a Font Licensing Specialist, look at some handy insights on using typography in infographics, check out the baller move from Canva in releasing eleventybillion new products in one go, and enjoy the quirk-fest of an identity for this year’s Brand New Conference.

    We also have a nerd alert this week, all about start up design trends. Is it still a sea of blue logos and lower case, sans serif word-marks, or has the world changed? (Spoiler alert… not really, but it’s a bit more purple than blue). But you’ll have to listen to this week’s episode to find out the full verdict.

    As usual, if you’ve seen something cool on the internets that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 43 min
    An Interview with Beatriz Lozano

    An Interview with Beatriz Lozano

    An Interview with Beatriz Lozano
    We’re having a chat with another designer this week, and we’re super excited that that designer is the wonderful Beatriz Lozano [insert cheers and whooping here]. We’ve been such fans of Beatriz’s work and approach for a long time, so we loved picking her brain on all things tech, design, education, plus a peek into the future 👀🔮.

    Of course, we’ve also got some cool links for you to check out over your Friday morning coffee. There’s the weird and wonderful world of the Pangram Pangram Lab, a handy UX article about the infamous infinite scroll, a cool project cataloguing Chinese type, and an interview with a type designer about the role of typography in the design process.

    As usual, if you’ve seen something cool on the internets that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 44 min
    3D Type Showcase: A Brave Neue World

    3D Type Showcase: A Brave Neue World

    3D Type Showcase: A Brave Neue World
    Every so often we like to take a longer look at a certain type/design style or part of the industry. We’ve been seeing a lot of interesting 3D design pop up recently, both in the real world and in the overlayed world of AR so we wanted to get a little bit deeper to take a peek at different applications of this field. There’s some amazing artists doing such creative work, we’ve picked five to have a look at and a chat about this week; Alex Valentina, Rajshree Saraf, Vincent Wagner, Mora Vieytes, and Noah Camp. So grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the eye candy and brain explosions…

    If you’ve seen something cool on the internets (whether in 3D or any other dimensions!) that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 35 min
    Trial Fonts and Tribulations

    Trial Fonts and Tribulations

    Trial Fonts and Tribulations
    This week Olivia is joined by Steph and they are having a big old chat about trial fonts; what we like about them, what annoys us about them, their possibilities, and some of the creative ways foundries are using them / thinking about them as part of their marketing plan. (If you’ve got strong thoughts on trial fonts - we’d love to hear them, hit reply and let us know!).

    As usual, we’re also talking about some type and design news. We chat about Katy Cadwell’s new NDA Podcast, and her recent episode about the highs and lows of comments on design websites and some fascinating behind the scenes insights from designers and platform owners. We pop in on our friends at I Love Typography to look at their recent article on fonts for books (which has lots of foundries and designers we weren’t familiar with), hop over to Chile to read about the Chilean typography scene guided by Franco Jonas, and then admire a rather nice piece of brand design on what is a rather serious financial service; life insurance.

    You know the deal; if you’ve seen something cool on the internets that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 35 min
    Maximizing Marketing: Taking Your Type to the People

    Maximizing Marketing: Taking Your Type to the People

    Maximizing Marketing: Taking Your Type to the People
    There’s a bit of everything in this week’s newsletter and chats; a super detailed behind the scenes on an iconic rebrand, some handy web design typesetting tips, a case study of alternative design education options (and the importance of practice), and a cool look into some left-handed calligraphic design.

    This week’s nerd alert was inspired by Commercial Type’s recent interesting marketing/advertising approaches. There was a wheat-pasting campaign around New York City, and some rather bright placards popping up around a European cycling event. The natural habitat of typical font-purchasers and design enthusiasts? Maybe not. A good example of thinking laterally about your marketing? Maybe…? We also talk about some of the more ‘traditional’ approaches of type marketing, but we’d love to know if you’ve seen any other really creative / alternative approaches to marketing of typefaces/foundries.

    You know the deal; if you’ve seen something cool on the internets that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    An Interview with Libbie Bischoff, Founder of Type Du Nord

    An Interview with Libbie Bischoff, Founder of Type Du Nord

    An Interview with Libbie Bischoff, Founder of Type Du Nord
    We’re not going to lie, one of the things that gives us the most energy is talking to type designers / people working in the type and design industry. Our cups are overflowing this week after a delightful conversation with Libbie Bischoff.

    We spotted Libbie’s amazing 52 Fonts project early this year and were blown away by her dedication and persistence to putting out a new font every week. We couldn’t wait to get her on the podcast to talk about why she chose to do this(!), how she structured her design process, and how she stuck to it. She shares all of these juicy details and more, including the process of transitioning into running her foundry (Type Du Nord) off the back of this project. We are full of admiration.

    There’s also some things for you to read, including a heap of recent font releases, a stack of new sources for free fonts (woo!), a cool typography project happening as part of SVA’s 100 Days project, and an example of a foundry using DALL-E for their marketing materials.

    You know the deal; if you’ve seen something cool on the internets that you think we should know about, you can let us know on Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 43 min

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YRDesign ,

If you’re a graphic designer or type designer you really should listen to this!

This podcast is a great listen, I myself am a graphic designer and web developer and find this is a really good source of knowledge. You get to hear about new things that are happening in the type world and there’s some great graphic design news picks and trends that they highlight, all done in a fresh way and unique way.

Micah and Olivia also bounce off each other really well and both are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields and it’s exciting to hear them get all nerdy about stuff that I myself find fascinating!

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