89 episodes

Join host, Diana Varma, as she explores the wonderful world of design and printing, typography and branding, books and publishing. In each episode Diana aims to answer many age-old, deep philosophical questions such as: Where the heck did Comic Sans originate? Why do the majority of printed books have blank pages at the end? What is the world's ugliest colour? What does a sassy three-year-old have to say about the visible colour spectrum? Ready to have some fun? Let's talk paper scissors.

Talk Paper Scissors Diana Varma

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Join host, Diana Varma, as she explores the wonderful world of design and printing, typography and branding, books and publishing. In each episode Diana aims to answer many age-old, deep philosophical questions such as: Where the heck did Comic Sans originate? Why do the majority of printed books have blank pages at the end? What is the world's ugliest colour? What does a sassy three-year-old have to say about the visible colour spectrum? Ready to have some fun? Let's talk paper scissors.

    Intersection: Lillian Chan, Filmmaker

    Intersection: Lillian Chan, Filmmaker

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet filmmaker, Lillian Chan, who discusses her creative work for children and adults alike, her non-linear creative process and the deep appreciation she feels when she experiences moments of solitude to create. Lillian’s experiences intersect with Alison (research as part of the creative process) and Sarah Wright (the joy of creative control). 

    • 23 min
    Intersection: Alison Zou, Tattoo Artist

    Intersection: Alison Zou, Tattoo Artist

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet tattoo artist, Alison Zou, who shares how she entered into the tattoo industry, the technicalities of fine-line tattooing and what her own, personal tattoos mean to her. Alison’s experiences intersect with Sana (storytelling through art) and Lillian (research as part of the creative process). 

    • 27 min
    Intersection: Sana Riyazali Merchant, Bridal Henna

    Intersection: Sana Riyazali Merchant, Bridal Henna

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet bridal henna artist, Sana Riyazali Merchant, who discusses the ways in which history and culture influence her work, the interesting challenges associated with drawing on hands as canvases and how her medium (henna paste) is uniquely tricky to work with. Sana’s experiences intersect with Keight (traditional meets modern) and Alison (storytelling through art). 

    • 29 min
    Intersection: Keight MacLean, Portraiture

    Intersection: Keight MacLean, Portraiture

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet portrait artist, Keight MacLean, who discusses how she fell into her work by accident and through lots of experimentation, the ways living abroad immersed in art for a year continues to impact her professional work, as well as how and why she never experiences creative block. Keight’s experiences intersect with Shen (setting boundaries in creative work) and Sana (traditional meets modern). 

    • 33 min
    Intersection: Shen Ramu, Animator

    Intersection: Shen Ramu, Animator

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet animator, Shen Ramu, who discusses how she continues to refine and redefine her style, how she keeps herself inspired and the tools she uses to create her work. Shen’s experiences intersect with Caroline (the importance of immersion in nature) and Keight (setting boundaries in creative work). 

    • 24 min
    Intersection: Caroline Duffy, Textile Designer

    Intersection: Caroline Duffy, Textile Designer

    Intersection is a series exploring the creative practices of 17 diverse female artists and discovering the ways in which their experiences intersect.
    In this episode, you will meet textile designer, Caroline Duffy, who discusses the textile design industry, how her involvement in an artistic community is life-giving and the joys and challenges of working for oneself. Caroline’s experiences intersect with Sareka (bright colours bring joy) and Shen (the importance of immersion in nature). 

    • 43 min

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