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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.

    Microsites, mega impact!

    Microsites, mega impact!

    Microsites, mega impact!
    Where do we even BEGIN with this week’s special feature episode?! We’re nerding out about microsites for one. whole. episode. And we’re not going to lie - pulling these together has been the most fun. Special shout out if you sent Olivia a microsite recommendation on Twitter (@oliviakletters). Sadly we could only include five, but members will also get four more as a bonus as this weeks’ member font finds in the newsletter, all come with beautiful microsites.

    We're chatting about what makes a great microsite (there’s gotta be some substance to all that style y’know), whether you need one, and get honest on whether they’re worth the effort. Let’s get into some glorious microsite action! 👀

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    • 31 min
    Time, space, rhythm and pace: the art of letter-spacing

    Time, space, rhythm and pace: the art of letter-spacing

    Episode Notes
    Just one day to go before our newest workshop kicks off! Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from type educator Kaleb Dean. We’re also excited about a hot-off-the-press write up (all the way from Australia) about creating a custom handwriting typeface, we’re learning how to use fonts for complex data, having our minds blown by molecular type, and getting hungry with some delicious restaurant branding.

    We’re also getting ready for this weekend’s workshop with a Nerd Alert about time, space, rhythm, and pace of type - and how you create that with letter-spacing. It’s important not just for type designers, but for anyone working with letters (that’s you) so hit that podcast play button and come and join us.

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    • 34 min
    Atomic design + brand new workshop announcement!

    Atomic design + brand new workshop announcement!

    Atomic design + brand new workshop announcement!
    After last week’s fun interview with James Edmondson (make sure you go back and check it out if you missed it) we’re super excited to be back with heaps of type and design goodies for you. But, first up - we've got a new workshop to announce 🎉! School's back for Fall and we're kicking off with a new topic and a new instructor; Spacing and Rhythm taught by the fantastic Kaleb Dean, covering the important topic of spacing. Useful for designers and typographers alike!

    This week we’re enjoying a deep dive into the process of creating a custom typeface, peeking through our fingers to see how many overused logo shapes/designs we’re guilty of using, and testing our knowledge of Marvel characters (you’re going to have to keep reading for that to make a lick of sense).

    Over in Nerd Alert, we’re following up from our recent episode about design tokens with a different take on design systems; atomic design. Coined by Brad Frost, it’s a way of thinking about the hierarchy and elements of design. Nerdy AND useful?! You’ll love it.

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    An interview with James Edmondson of OH no Type Co

    An interview with James Edmondson of OH no Type Co

    An interview with James Edmondson of OH no Type Co
    We could not be more excited to share this fun and exclusive type-design-y nugget with you.
    This week, instead of our normal Weekly Typographic, we've got an interview with the one and only James Edmondson from OH no Type Co.

    If you don't know James, he's an Oakland, California based type designer and runs OH no Type Co, an independent foundry. He's also passionate about type education and has taught at various institutions such as Type at Cooper West, Type West, and CCA. He recently started the OH no Radio podcast, which we're a fan of here at The League.

    In this interview, we chatted all about the commercial decisions that happen behind the scenes at a foundry, get honest about money, and talk about the things we tell ourselves as designers and typographers. James shares some of the things he's working on and there's a generous sprinkle of advice sprinkled in here & there that you might find helpful.

    PSST. there's a couple of cheeky swear words in this episode - just in case you need to cover any sensitive ears.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hinting: the invisible art of tiny type!

    Hinting: the invisible art of tiny type!

    Hinting: the invisible art of tiny type!
    It would be impossible for us to ignore the biggest story in typography from the last week… Twitter’s new font. And more specifically, the Twitterverse’s reaction to it… which as you can imagine, was divided. We even made a late change our Nerd Alert topic for this week just so we could to talk to you about one of the technical elements of web fonts… called hinting.

    Don’t worry, our whole episode isn’t dedicated to Twitter! We’ve also going to the very other end of the spectrum of typography and talking about stone carving, plus the moments of inspiration that spark a design, and sharing a nice list of free fonts for you to enjoy. What a week!

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    • 47 min
    What's the story with double storey?!

    What's the story with double storey?!

    What's the story with double storey?!
    What’s the storey? (See what we did there?). This week on the podcast we’re having a fun nerdy conversation about why double and single storey letters exist, and some of their distinct and fun characteristics. But that’s not all! We’ve also got articles and associated chats about typography and gender stereotypes, a bold rebrand, some hot font pairing tips, and ways you can make your design more inclusive everyday. Which we are here for.

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    • 33 min

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