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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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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.

    What's with all the death metal lettering?!

    What's with all the death metal lettering?!

    What's with all the death metal lettering?!
    Ok, strap yourselves in, we’re talking metal this week. Late last year Olivia noticed the curious ‘trend’ of metal-esq lettering being used in all sorts of places. This inspired her to go DEEP into type detective mode and got into the stylistic musical and aesthetic differences in the sub-genres of metal, the logo legend behind so many metal logos, and why we’re seeing this crop up in some pretty unlikely places right now. It’s a dark, loud, and fun ride in nerd alert this week as we explore all of this, and more.

    Meanwhile, in the type and design news and articles we’re talking about a brilliant project championing the many unsung women throughout the history of typography, fixing all your murky CSS gradient woes, checking out a very funky type-heavy brand identity, and being inspired by a cool project by a friend of the League.

    What have we missed? If you spot anything cool on the web that you’d like us to chat about, hit us up on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 31 min
    Woo! 2022!

    Woo! 2022!

    Woo! 2022!
    We’re baaaaaack! New year, new podcasts, interviews, workshops, newsletter features, and of course, new type + design news. We’re super excited to be back on air with our first podcast of 2022, where we talk about a cool piece of work that Micah worked on with Google, a suuuuper inspirational project from Do-Hee Kim, a very exciting update to League Spartan (it moves!), some client conversation tips, and a good old revival project.

    Micah and Olivia also give you an exclusive sneak peek into some of the topics we’ve got coming up in future nerd alerts and workshops, AND Olivia shares some of her expectations on trends that might fly, or die, in 2022.

    What have we missed? If you spot anything cool on the web that you’d like us to chat about, hit us up on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 39 min
    Our favorite free font finds of 2021

    Our favorite free font finds of 2021

    Our favorite free font finds of 2021
    This week we’re wrapping up for the year by looking back at our favorite free fonts that we’ve found this year. We’ve dived back into the shares from the last 12 months and have enjoyed revisiting some of the ones we still can’t get enough of. We’ve got everything from workhorses to fancier scripts, and something pretty creative too.

    So scroll down and listen in to find out what freebies we loved this year. We hope they fit nicely into your own catalogue (or gazillion open tabs, if you’re like us) of great type for future projects.

    This is our last podcast episode for 2021 as we enjoy a break over the holidays. But don’t worry! The newsletter will still drop into your inbox every Friday to keep you up to date on the latest in type and design news.

    It’s been a wild year, we’ve hosted seven workshops alongside our amazing guest teachers, shared five interviews with other type and design creatives, collaborated with the team at TypeWknd for their daily wraps, released a new open-source font with Tré Seals, and (as Spotify told us) put out over 1,500 minutes of podcast content 😱.

    BUT, we couldn’t have done any of this without YOU. Your support of the newsletter, podcast, membership, workshops, tweets, instagram posts, and everything else is why we’re here.

    You are awesome.

    However you’re spending the end of this wacky year, make it a fun and safe one, and we’ll see you in 2022.

    Micah, Olivia, and Steph x

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    • 20 min
    This year's most share-worthy font reads!

    This year's most share-worthy font reads!

    This year's most share-worthy font reads
    It’s (somehow?!) December and we’re wrapping up for the year by looking back on some of our most share-worthy type related reads of the year. We’ve trawled through our newsletter archive (ok, Micah wrote some code that pulled out the most popular articles) and revisited some of those topics and ideas that stuck with us.

    So scroll down and listen in to find out what topped the links this year. There’s everything from evaluating type, awesome custom type projects, wingding history, logo design tips, and watches. We hope you enjoy them all over again!

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    Know Your Value: Three Pricing Traps Creatives Fall Into

    Know Your Value: Three Pricing Traps Creatives Fall Into

    Know Your Value: Three Pricing Traps Creatives Fall Into
    We’re back chattin’ type and design this week, and there’s a lot to cover! There’s another rebrand to add to the ever-growing fast-food rebrand list of 2021, Jony Ive has created something unexpected, WeTransfer have done a fascinating research piece on the state of creativity in 2021, and Monotype have gobbled up some more fonts 👀.

    In nerd alert we’ve got a special guest joining us. Jasmine Holmes is joining us all the way from Australia to talk pricing. Specifically the pricing pitfalls that so many designers and creatives fall into when valuing (or under-valuing their work). It’s a topic we’re super interested in (so much so that we’ve got a workshop coming up on it in January!). We know is a big pain point for so many other people too, so we hope you enjoy this valuable (get it?) conversation.

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    • 48 min
    An interview with Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting

    An interview with Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting

    An interview with Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting
    It’s interview time this week as we fully nerd out with Sarah Hyndman. Sarah is the founder of Type Tasting and use typography to create unique experiences that transform what people think, feel and do. We loved our conversation about type trends, semiotics, the emotions of type, and why sometimes a game of ’snog, marry, avoid’ is all it takes to help non-designers understand the emotion of type.

    We hope you enjoy the conversation (we could have talked for hours). If it left you wanting more, check out Sarah’s latest Adobe Max talk (there’s a link in the articles to make it easy for you).

    Whilst we’re not talking about articles this week, we are still looking at and thinking about type and design news to share with you. This week we’ve got an AMAZING piece of work by our friend Tré Seals, some ideas on the relationship between design and writing, a look at the way Adobe is so intertwined with design work, and a thought provoker on perfectionism.

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    • 47 min

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11 Ratings

Daniel Nisbet ,

Fun, upbeat, and full of awesomeness

I enjoy listening to this show every week. Olivia and Micah keep things light and fun while packing an amazing amount of value into each show. As a typeface designer who is starting out, The Weekly Typographic has been a fantastic resource!

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