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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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    • 5.0 • 13 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.

    Season 2 wrap!

    Season 2 wrap!

    Season 2 wrap
    It’s the end of season 2! There’s exactly zero rhyme or reason to when we call time on a season (see the fact season 1 was about three months, and season 2 has been over two years), but we’re taking a break for a few weeks over the summer and will be back with a refresh/glowup*. But, wipe those tears away our friends, we’ll still be dropping into your inbox each week with your usual fix of type and design news and reviews.

    We’re seeing out season 2 with a throwback of our old episodes where we just talk about the links. To be honest, we probably could have just talked about the first link for an hour; the new Instagram branding. Strap yourself in for some thoughts on this. In less controversial topics, we’re also talking about some handy font analysis tools, the ‘trend’ of anti-design, looking at some lovely type Inso from a 36 days of type project, and enjoying a new (to us) nerdy resource about the history behind logos.

    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’ll find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

    or winter, for our Southern Hemisphere pals
    *are the kids still talking about glow ups? Asking for a friend…

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    • 32 min
    An interview with designer and educator Juan Villanueva

    An interview with designer and educator Juan Villanueva

    An interview with Juan Villanueva
    We’re just going to say it. We love Juan Villanueva. So we’re especially happy to have him joining us on the podcast this week for a chat about type design (of course), the changing landscape and opportunities in type design education, and his multitude of roles and contributions to the type community. There’s heaps of good stuff in this interview, and we hope Juan is your new typographic BFF afterwards too.

    Your weekend reading includes some handy tips for freelancers, a niche design collection of rave club membership cards, a typesetting game, and a new playground for experimental fonts and font technology. Juicy.

    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’ll find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 56 min
    Web3: what we've learned so far

    Web3: what we've learned so far

    Web3: what we've learned so far
    We’ve been teasing this topic for MONTHS and we’ve finally pulled together all our learnings so far about web3/NFTs to make an episode. This will be part 1, as after our summer break we’re going to bring you an interview with an expert and/or creator in this field to dive deeper into it. So think of this week as your amuse-bouche, covering the potential for web3 as creators, but also some of the (significant) problems with it.

    The other fun articles we’re chatting about include handy UX/UI tips, beautiful Arabic book design, and the specifics of merchandise design.

    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’ll find us @theleagueof on both platforms.

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    • 52 min
    Episode 100!

    Episode 100!

    Episode 100!
    We did it!! We made it to episode 100! We’re taking a little trip down memory lane this week and sharing some of the origin stories that you might not know about your favorite(!) type and design news podcast. And you have to listen to hear a clip from the first ever Weekly Typographic episode that Micah and Olivia recorded IN A CAFE. We cannot. Not gonna lie, this is a very wholesome episode.

    Along with looking into the past, we are also sharing news and links from the present. We’ve got yet another outstanding microsite from Grilli Type, a funky design/type project that tackles emotions, some actual science exploring ageist fonts, and a tasteful way-finding project. There’s something for everyone.

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

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    Designing a custom font for UI: The story of Spline Sans

    Designing a custom font for UI: The story of Spline Sans

    Designing a custom for for UI
    It’s another special interview episode! This week type designers Eben Sorkin and Mirko Velimirovic join us for a chat. They are two of the creators behind Spline Sans; a new grotesque sans serif family purpose-built for UI interfaces. We ask Eben and Mirko all the deets behind creating a UI-focused typeface, some of the experiments they ran along the way, and the collaboration process. It’s a nerdy and detailed conversation, we think you’ll enjoy it too.

    Check out Spline Sans on Google Fonts!

    The realities of open source

    The realities of open source

    The realities of open source
    This week’s newsletter is pretty much one big ball of wholesome goodness. There’s a fun retro project, a super detailed article about variable fonts, a designer shaking up the Arabic type education space, and a wonderful short film about an icon of hand lettering / sign writing.

    In the nerd alert we’re getting into the guts of what it really means to exist in the open source space. The highs, the challenges, the fun, and the opportunities. Olivia grills Micah on all of the open source things, and we’re also putting out a little call out to the community for some extra help in running the back-end of the open source part of the League, so make sure you listen for more deets.

    As usual, if you spot anything cool on the internets 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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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 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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