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We have conversations about the history of printing and type paired with how this gives insight to people today. What does the past still have to teach us? And what are we learning fresh today about things that happened 20, 50, 500 years ago? Each episode, new guests. Hosted by Glenn Fleishman.

The Tiny Typecast Glenn Fleishman

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We have conversations about the history of printing and type paired with how this gives insight to people today. What does the past still have to teach us? And what are we learning fresh today about things that happened 20, 50, 500 years ago? Each episode, new guests. Hosted by Glenn Fleishman.

    Jeremy Burge, Founder and Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia

    Jeremy Burge, Founder and Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia

    Emoji are the first kind of symbolic element designed to read only online that’s also difficult, sometimes impossible, to reproduce accurately in print—or in a static electronic document, like a PDF. In this episode, I talk with Jeremy Burge, the chief emoji officer of Emojipedia, a site that exhaustively documents the past and present of those popular pictographs. He also helps chart the future as a member of the Unicode Consortium group that considers adding new emoji to the official Unicode set.

    Sponsored by the Tiny Type Museum & Time Capsule and the associated book, Six Centuries of Type & Printing. Find out more.

    • 50 min
    David Sax, author of The Soul of an Entrepreneur and The Revenge of Analog

    David Sax, author of The Soul of an Entrepreneur and The Revenge of Analog

    David Sax, the author of three books—on delis, on the revival of analog culture, and on the right way to look at entrepreneurship—offers insights into the joy people feel in letterpress printing and the way in which cottage businesses dominated the world, and still do. Printing and letterpress aficionados will particularly like his 2016 title, The Revenge of Analog. His new book is The Soul of an Entrepreneur (April 2020).

    • 47 min
    Amy Redmond and Jenny Wilkson on Letterpress Community (The Tiny Typecast)

    Amy Redmond and Jenny Wilkson on Letterpress Community (The Tiny Typecast)

    In this installment of the Tiny Type Cast, I speak with artists, designers, and educators Amy Redmond and Jenny Wilkson, who work primarily in letterpress. Jenny founded the letterpress program at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington, and Amy studied typecasting, typesetting, and letterpress printing in an apprenticeship with Chris Stern and Jules Faye.

    The vibrant local community of printers keep traditions alive while also stoking the fires of a new generation and trying new kinds of printing, mixing different techniques onto the press, and new methods of making material for press, like laser cutters.

    • 46 min
    A Talk with Keith Houston, Author of The Book

    A Talk with Keith Houston, Author of The Book

    Keith Houston talks about the past and present of the book, which has remained a remarkably consistent form since its invention millennia ago. We talk about bookiness, elements of a book, ebooks, and emoji, among other topics.

    Keith is the author of Shady Characters and The Book, and maintains an active blog at which he posts ongoing articles on his current subject of interest. Right now, that’s been a long-running series on emoji that’s great reading, like all of his work.

    • 42 min
    A Visit to Letterform Archive in San Francisco

    A Visit to Letterform Archive in San Francisco

    Recorded live at Letterform Archive, Glenn Fleishman speaks with founder and executive director Rob Saunders, assistant curator and editorial director Stephen Cole, and then librarian Amelia Grounds. We talk about the archive history and mission, and how designers of today draw inspiration.

    • 39 min

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