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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.

    Elements of typographic style best bits + design experiments

    Elements of typographic style best bits + design experiments

    Elements of typographic style best bits + design experiments
    This week we’re looking at some interesting and beautiful examples of concept and experimental work, checking out a potential new trend in cookbook design and bookmarking a useful overview of how some of the most popular modern typefaces came into existence. We’re also busy planning for the next workshop, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for more information - coming soon 👀🍌

    And over in Nerd Alert, Olivia is geeking out on her favorite nuggets of wisdom from the classic book The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst. Make sure you listen to hear what they are… 🤓

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    • 45 min
    Typefaces and culture, font classification controversy, microsites + more

    Typefaces and culture, font classification controversy, microsites + more

    Typefaces and culture, font classification controversy, microsites + more
    Gosh! So much type and design news this week! We’re talking brand new fonts with big launches, a great type-collation project that captures the stories behind Latin American typefaces, Microsoft’s search for their new default font, and a brand-gone-bad. Phew.

    But wait, there's more! There’s been a big move in the type-classification world as ATypI has decided to stop using the Vox-ATypI classification. Hear more about this, and what it means, in this week's Nerd Alert... 🤓

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    • 38 min
    Fonts with personality, letters as colors + Git for typographers

    Fonts with personality, letters as colors + Git for typographers

    Fonts with personality, letters as colors + Git for typographers
    If you're in need of some visual inspiration this week, fear not, as we've got you covered. We're talking about a website that categorizes fonts by their personality traits, a tool that turns your typing into colors and shapes, a lettering project inspired by architecture, and the political history of the Windsor typeface. PLUS another nerdy Nerd Alert... this week all about version control and Git for type designers 🤓

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    Getting trendy, blanding, open source, web fonts + more

    Getting trendy, blanding, open source, web fonts + more

    Getting trendy, blanding, web fonts + more
    We're feeling trendy this week. Monotype have released their type trend report so we dive into that, share a hot article about ink traps, and discuss an opinion piece about the formulaic approach to blanding. To top all of that off, there's also a handy guide to some of the technical details of working with web fonts. PLUS another nerdy Nerd Alert... this week all about the magic of open source. 🤓

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    • 40 min
    What the hex, perfectionism, an anti-bullying font + more

    What the hex, perfectionism, an anti-bullying font + more

    What the hex, perfectionism, an anti-bullying font + more

    We’re fresh off the back of our Drawing Letterforms workshops last weekend, and ready to share some new articles and nerdy goodness with you. This week we’re keeping on the theme of drawing letterforms with a guide to creating experimental letterforms for posters, plus how to overcome the perfectionism that often haunts us as designers. We’ve also learnt about a very cool font that is fighting online bullying.

    And this week's nerdiness is all about… Hex codes. What might look like a random string of letters and numbers, actually all mean something. Olivia will be teaching you how to speak Hex in this week’s Nerd Alert on the podcast.

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    • 33 min
    Drawing letterforms, beautiful alphabets and fixing font size

    Drawing letterforms, beautiful alphabets and fixing font size

    Drawing letterforms, beautiful alphabets and fixing font size

    This week we're getting nerrrrdy. Not just in Nerd Alert, which is all about creating contrast in letterforms through translation and expansion, but in our articles too. We're finding out about the influential work of Gerrit Noordzij, looking at alternative ways of allocating sizes to fonts and admiring some beautiful 20th century alphabet samples. Let's get into it!

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    • 27 min

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11 Ratings

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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