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Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio, the radio channel on type and design.

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Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio, the radio channel on type and design.

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It’s like a type museum!

By Funky sexy - Jun 24 2015
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If there will be some sort of a world typography museum one day, this radio must be a big part of it. Thank you guys for doing this job. I'm so filled with gratitude that it doesn’t only teach you about the type world, it gives you a new vision as a designer based all those wise people.

A wealth of content!

By joshgruetz - Aug 27 2009
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I stumbled upon this podcast, and am so pleased with the wealth of interesting conversations that have already happened. All of the rockstars of type are here. Thanks!

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It’s like a type museum!

By Funky sexy - Jun 24 2015
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If there will be some sort of a world typography museum one day, this radio must be a big part of it. Thank you guys for doing this job. I'm so filled with gratitude that it doesn’t only teach you about the type world, it gives you a new vision as a designer based all those wise people.

A wealth of content!

By joshgruetz - Aug 27 2009
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I stumbled upon this podcast, and am so pleased with the wealth of interesting conversations that have already happened. All of the rockstars of type are here. Thanks!

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Charlotte Cheetham 1/1

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We had a talk with Charlotte Cheetham, founder of the Manystuff-blog which she initially started in 2006 because her boyfriend studied graphic design. Being a communication-student herself she was intrigued with graphic design, especially books, and started to collect and publish projects and designers that she liked. Besides updating the blog almost daily, she also curates exhibitions and researches the field. She finds it necessary to create this extra dimension to her work, next to the flatness of a screen. We asked her some big questions about the changing and maybe generalizing world of graphic design and the way different countries approach design-education. She shares her opinion about the matter with us, even as her plans for the future. Recorded at Facing Pages 2012, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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Apr 07 2013

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Adbusters 1/2

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Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters magazine is a nonprofit, reader supported magazine which concerns itself with the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces. We talk to Will Brown and Douglas Haddow, Art Director and Creative Consultant at Adbusters magazine. We ask them how they got involved with Adbusters in the first place and what they exactly do and contribute to the magazine. The past 20 years Adbusters are constantly fighting for the voice of independent media in legal battles. The end goal is to reform broadcast law. Recorded at the Integrated 2009 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Aug 03 2010

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Paul Cox 1/1

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Born in 1959, Paul Cox is a multi-talented French artist. Although keen to become a musician he is well known for his graphic design, illustration, paintings and stage art. Inspired by music and 19th century paintings, his work is characterized by improvisation and crossing borders between literature, dance, architecture.
As an author of children books, he created ‘Abstract Alphabet: a book of animals’ published in 2001 by Chronicle Books, where colourful organic shapes make up the letters, which form the names of twenty-six different animals. Cox has started collecting the whole of his work (paintings, installations, illustrations, graphic design etc) in book form, the first volume of which, ‘Coxcodex 1’ was published at Editions du Seuil in 2004.

Recorded at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerpen, Belgium

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Apr 06 2018

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Job Wouters 1/1

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Job Wouters aka Letman is a skilled letterer and mural painter, but not only that. He studied graphic design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and typography at the KABK in The Hague, where he now also teaches. He talked to us about his smoking habit, his first typographic memory and how he started as a graphic designer. Today his work balances between art, illustration, typography and design. As an artist he follows his own paths based on his intuition. He talks about the exhibition he was part of at Marres in Maastricht, and his dream project. Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Nov 26 2018

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Jeff Devey 1/1

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Jeff Devey is a sign painter, letterer, pinstriper and hot rod builder fromTwin Falls, Idaho, USA. Jeff basically lives the coolest dream ever, as he started out mainly specialising in race car lettering and striping. In this interview he talks about how he started at car shows and developed a professional career as a signpainter. Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016

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Jul 16 2018

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Dan Perjovschi 1/1

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We had a critical and insightful talk with Dan Perjovschi, visual artist from Romania, about the role of art in society. He is well known for covering museum walls with his humoristic yet critical political cartoons. The fall of communism in Romania gave him the freedom to travel, but did it also take a part of his artistic identity with it? 
He shares his need for changing perspectives in this materialistic society and how it took him ten year to move his work from paper to the wall. His need for perspectives eventually led to a retrospective exhibition of his work, together with his wife who’s also an artist. Did it bring him what he was looking for? Recorded at Integrated 2011, Antwerp, Belgium.

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Mar 04 2013

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Adbusters 2/2

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In this second part of the interview with Will Brown and Douglas Haddow of Adbusters magazine we talk about the actual achievements of Adbusters. Trying to inspire people to think differently and live more independently. Is it a lost cause? We also talk about the hate mail they receive, as well about the followers of Adbusters. For instance the article ‘Hipsters: The Dead End of Western Civilization’, that caused a huge fuss a few years ago. Recorded at the Integrated 2009 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Aug 11 2010

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Stefan Sagmeister 1/1

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Our first interview for Typeradio was with Stefan Sagmeister in 2004. Now five years later we look back and ask him what changed in the last years. Did he acquire new rituals in the meantime? We talk about his second sabbatical year in Bali. And just six weeks after coming back to New York, we discuss the impact of the crisis and elections in the United States. He talks to us about whether he likes being famous, how to handle it and the advantages along with it. We also look forward and talk about future projects and how he’s not quite sure yet if he would like to be remembered… Recorded at the Integrated 2009 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Aug 23 2010

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Guido & Vincent de Boer 1/1

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Guido & Vincent de Boer are two brothers that share a passion for letterforms. Initially educated as graphic designers they both developed a career as typographic artists. They are part of the collective High on Type that brings together calligraphy & typography.
They talk about their rituals and their childhood, how they grew up together as two (of three) brothers. And how, at age nine, they collaborated doing grafftti and copying letterforms from flyers, Also about how each developed his own style. Finally, they share with us the ideas and philosophy behind the All Eyes on Type symposium.
Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Jan 21 2019

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Nina Stoessinger 1/1

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After graduating in multi-media design at the university of art and design Halle, Germany, and doing a type design master in Zurich and one at Type&Media, The Hague, Nina worked as designer, typographer and coder. She finally landed a job as senior typeface designer at Frere-Jones Type. Since 2016 she also teaches type design at Yale School of Art. She talked to us about her key moments in life, her moving to New York and a bit about her personal vision on the lack of awareness of differences between good and bad type design.

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Oct 25 2018

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Jay Rutherford 3/4

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Jay is fresh from India. He just spent a month there as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, giving a crash course in typography. He is totally convinced that India is going to kick Europe’s ass very soon. Indians are hungry, they have commitment, they want to show their skills, while Germany for example is fat and satisfied with its existing typographic heritage. Watch out, an Indian three wheeler will soon drive over Mercedes Benz!

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May 22 2007

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Typographic Chinese Whispers II - Rijksmuseum 1/1

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December 2013, Typeradio held a two day workshop in cooperation with Indra Kupferschmid and 10 students of the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste (HBK Saar) in Saarbrücken, Germany. Each student was assigned a typeface, designed by a Dutch designer, along with the assignment: ‘translate the typeface into a one minute sound piece’.
The resulting 10 sound pieces were the starting point of another workshop, in collaboration with Jan Willem Stas and the students of the Type]Media 2014 typography master coarse in The Hague, The Netherlands. Each T]M student was handed an (anonymously labelled) sound piece and their challenge was to ‘create a typeface concept inspired by the sound’. The results were quite surprising!

1) Original typeface: Rijksmuseum by Paul van der Laan
2) Sound piece by Jill Els
3) Chinese whispered typeface by Mark Frömberg

Mark’s projection of the sound piece was a guy cycling along a beach promenade in great haste, full of joy. He’s on his way to pick up his love, who he hasn’t seen for ages, from the train station. A happy, transparent atmosphere, sunshine falling through leafs, embroidered with daydream music. Suddenly he’s waiting tensed midst an anonymous crowd, receiving the message that she will never come back. Broken heart, intensely dazed, he is unable to cope with the situation, losing a love is like losing senses, tunnel vision, pain. Mark raised this to an abstract level into two key words: Expectation and Disappointment. Which means: Joy & liveliness, irrational & cursive, jumping rhythm, transparency, decorated, multi-dimensional, exaggeration. Put against: Disturbing & negative, pain, dull & hollow, cold & spiky, confusion. Since the two audio parts overlap in the middle, it leads to: clutter & tension, nervous dissonance & intersection. The third part of the sound is very electronic, precise and fading out. Having these attributes collected, Mark just added them all up (1+1+1) and finished his design.

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Maurice Meilleur 1/1

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This American graphic designer, teacher, researcher, writer and explorer of digital animation using Python and Drawbot, entered into graphic design through his fascination with type and the books he was reading for his PhD in political science. He talked to us about his relationship with typography, the development of technology in type, and questions what it is to be a designer today. Recorded at Robothon 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Nov 26 2018

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Joost Grootens 1/1

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Joost Grootens is a Dutch graphic designer, who studied architectural design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. He established Studio Joost Grootens (SJG) in 1995. His studio is very well known for their information design, infographics and the design of books related to architecture, art, design, photography, research… Analytical thinking and the use of type as an essential element, are the main traits. In his own words: ‘Every book is about celebrating the printing process.’
Recorded at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

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Apr 06 2018

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Swiss Miss 1/1

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The busy Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swiss Miss) had a talk with us at her birthplace Sankt Gallen. Although she was born, raised and educated in Switzerland, she found in New York a place that actually adapts to her speed. She is the curator and composer of the swissmiss-blog, that started out as a personal visual bookmark archive in 2005, but reaches more than a million viewers per month nowadays! Her blog has so much impact that she can actually launch an upcoming designer by the exposure of a single post. We are wondering if this acquired power makes her nervous and if there are certain Swiss things that she misses in the States. In the end we talk about the other concepts, products and brands she created, that originated from her need to be her own client. Recorded at Tÿpo St.Gallen 2011, Switzerland.

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Mar 11 2013

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Jay Rutherford 4/4

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Jay’s dream is to build an ultimate teaching tool and to teach typography: he’s gathering an extensive multilingual keyword-based source database of images related to graphic design, covering everything from cave paintings to current design stuff. At the moment he is searching for contributing graphic design teachers that are willing to supply images and information. Recorded interviews, images, zoom-in pdfs, articles about readability of signage systems in Far East, everything fits! Open your treasure chest for him!

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May 22 2007

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RK Joshi 5/5

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Professor R. K. Joshi has a beautiful morning ritual: as soon as he gets up he gives water to the plants. Then, standing first to the east, he drinks water in all ten directions one by one. Stay tuned, more rituals to follow. And finally, an unbeatable praise for speech, for spoken word.

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May 08 2007

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Typeradio: CMYK by Electric Mustafa

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CMYK – Official anthem of the Typeradio Typo Berlin 2006 Show

A spectacular live show featuring the legendary colour girl Miss Kathy, world renowned letter-incarnator The Great Ornaldo who completed the entire alphabet in under six minutes using all his body parts. The Typographic Orchestra were flown in from London to create spectacular finger-licking visual intros. Also a heart wrenching interview with Mr. Comic Sans. And to top it all we were joined for the first time ever by Electric Mustafa to sing a specially written rendition of the all time classic by the Village People, CMYK. Now available for everybody to download and enjoy!

Electric Mustafa – CMYK
(written, arranged & produced by Mike Meijer / based on YMCA by Jacques Morali, Henry Belolo, Victor Willis)

Young girl, you can be blue or pink
I said, young girl, with just four kinds of ink
I said, young girl, this is the missing link
All you got to do is mix ‘em!

Young girl, with a touch of Cyan
I said young girl, add some Magenta and then
I said young girl, a little Black if you can.
And you can paint the town deep purple

It’s fun to play with CMYK
It’s fun to play with the CMYK
It is the perfect way for a young girl to play
It is more fun than modern ballet!
It’s fun to play with CMYK
It’s fun to play with CMYK
You can get paint yourself green, or even aquamarine
The most colorful chick on the scene

Young girl, so much colors to choose
I said young girl, no need to have the blues
I said young girl, so much more you can use
All the colors of the rainbow

Young girl, here’s a way to gain ground
I said young girl, you’re not one-color bound 
I said, young girl, you can mix ’em around
It’s the way to have a good time

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Jun 05 2007

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Jost Hochuli 1/1

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In Sankt Gallen we had a talk with none other than Jost Hochuli, the legendary Swiss graphic designer and typographer. He is an expert in book design and also well known for his writing. In his long and exceptional career he got the opportunity to study and work with a lot of design legends, such as Adrian Frutiger. We want to know all about it! He explains how he sees book design as a ‘Gesammt Kunstwerk’ and what he thinks about badly designed books. He shares his remarkable career with us, including how he cofounded the VGS, the Sankt Gallen publishing house. And how he (being almost 80 years old) only recently got the opportunity to actually teach in his own field. Recorded at Tÿpo St.Gallen 2011, Switzerland.

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Mar 18 2013

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Jay Rutherford 2/4

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When Jay was small, his uncle Pete worked downstairs on illustrations and book covers. When he was 16 he found a book at the local library about advertising typography by accident. Silk screen experiments. Teaching gigs in the mid 80’s. Printing shops. Keyboard short cuts in InDesign. Johannes Itten and the colours of old Bauhaus buildings. —Jay tells the whole story of becoming what he is today.

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May 22 2007

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Richard Niessen 1/1

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Richard Niessen is a Dutch designer who lives in Amsterdam, sharing a studio space with his partner Esther de Vries since 2007. His work explores the relationship between graphic design, poetry, and craftsmanship. Richard talked to us about his project ‘The Palace of Typographic Masonry’, an imaginary game-like structure that is used to order the elements, principles, and sources of this art and the ‘1:1:1’ publications, that compile interviews with designers and artists. Richard also mentions some of his references like Bas Oudt, his former teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The interview is full of inspiring notes about his design process. Recorded on June 7th of 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Aug 15 2019

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Hansje van Halem 1/1

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Hansje van Halem is a Dutch designer based in Amsterdam. Her work revolves around the experimentation with shapes, colors, textures and type, both digitally and manually. In this interview she reflects on the work process of projects like the identity for the Lowlands festival or the ‘Theory of Type Design’ book by her former teacher Gerard Unger. Also her “In Patterns’ exhibit at Bijzondere Collecties in Amsterdam is discussed. Recorded on May 31st of 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Jul 25 2019

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Rick Vermeulen 1/1

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Rick Vermeulen is a well reputed graphic designer and co-founder of the Rotterdam design collective Hard Werken. Hard Werken started in the late 1970’s as a magazine of general culture that would become an icon of its time. Rick talks to us about its foundation, and how later Hard Werken Design emerged as the first collective studio in Rotterdam (running from 1979 till 1994), consisting of core members, besides Rick, Henk Elenga, Kees de Gruiter, Gerard Hadders, Tom van den Haspel and Willem Kars. 
Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Jun 04 2019

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Bernd Volmer 1/1

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Bernd Volmer is a German graphic and type designer who got his degree at ArtEZ in Arnhem and studied Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in The Netherlands. Apart from his (type)design practice, he worked as font engineer at FontShop / Monotype in Berlin. Bernd talks to us about his origins, studies and his future dream projects, including his own beer brewery! Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Apr 29 2019

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Aleksandra Samulenkova 1/1

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Aleksandra Samulenkova is a freelance type designer who originally comes from Latvia and lives in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She worked in Berlin for Lucas De Groot and is currently part of the developing team of the Bold Monday type foundry, for which she developed the Cyrillic and Greek versions of the IBM Plex Type System. She talked to us about the design process of Pilot, the typeface she initiated while studying at Type&Media, and what it’s like to have lived in different cities.
Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Feb 18 2019

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Guido & Vincent de Boer 1/1

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Guido & Vincent de Boer are two brothers that share a passion for letterforms. Initially educated as graphic designers they both developed a career as typographic artists. They are part of the collective High on Type that brings together calligraphy & typography.
They talk about their rituals and their childhood, how they grew up together as two (of three) brothers. And how, at age nine, they collaborated doing grafftti and copying letterforms from flyers, Also about how each developed his own style. Finally, they share with us the ideas and philosophy behind the All Eyes on Type symposium.
Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Jan 21 2019

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Job Wouters 1/1

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Job Wouters aka Letman is a skilled letterer and mural painter, but not only that. He studied graphic design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and typography at the KABK in The Hague, where he now also teaches. He talked to us about his smoking habit, his first typographic memory and how he started as a graphic designer. Today his work balances between art, illustration, typography and design. As an artist he follows his own paths based on his intuition. He talks about the exhibition he was part of at Marres in Maastricht, and his dream project. Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Nov 26 2018

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Maurice Meilleur 1/1

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This American graphic designer, teacher, researcher, writer and explorer of digital animation using Python and Drawbot, entered into graphic design through his fascination with type and the books he was reading for his PhD in political science. He talked to us about his relationship with typography, the development of technology in type, and questions what it is to be a designer today. Recorded at Robothon 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Nov 26 2018

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Nina Stoessinger 1/1

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After graduating in multi-media design at the university of art and design Halle, Germany, and doing a type design master in Zurich and one at Type&Media, The Hague, Nina worked as designer, typographer and coder. She finally landed a job as senior typeface designer at Frere-Jones Type. Since 2016 she also teaches type design at Yale School of Art. She talked to us about her key moments in life, her moving to New York and a bit about her personal vision on the lack of awareness of differences between good and bad type design.

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Oct 25 2018

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Jeff Devey 1/1

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Jeff Devey is a sign painter, letterer, pinstriper and hot rod builder fromTwin Falls, Idaho, USA. Jeff basically lives the coolest dream ever, as he started out mainly specialising in race car lettering and striping. In this interview he talks about how he started at car shows and developed a professional career as a signpainter. Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016

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Jul 16 2018

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Mike Meyer 1/1

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Mike Meyer has been sign painting his entire life. and an active member of the Letterheads movement. Since 2013 he has been workshops all around, and he appears in the film Sign Painters.
In this interview, Mike Meyers talked to us, in a very reflective way, full of personal anecdotes, about his practice. And his trespass of knowledge through teaching, for which he advices to apply the three D’s: Desire, Dedication and Discipline… and a fourth letter, the T of Time. Also about the renaissance of the sign painting craft. Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016

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Jul 02 2018

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Brody Neuenschwander 1/1

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Having done research in medieval manuscripts, Brody Neuenschwander completed his doctorate on the methodology of German art history in 1986 at the Courtauld Institute in London, while studying calligraphy at the Roehampton Institute. This crossed education carried him to become a professional calligrapher with a passion for the relationship between writing and language.
Among other things he talked to us about tools, the different ways of teaching writing to children in school nowadays, the presence of calligraphy in art and how to deliver messages through the written words –as he did for Peter Greenaway’s movies; contributing with a very valuable insight into the role of calligraphy in society.
Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016

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May 26 2018

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Paul Cox 1/1

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Born in 1959, Paul Cox is a multi-talented French artist. Although keen to become a musician he is well known for his graphic design, illustration, paintings and stage art. Inspired by music and 19th century paintings, his work is characterized by improvisation and crossing borders between literature, dance, architecture.
As an author of children books, he created ‘Abstract Alphabet: a book of animals’ published in 2001 by Chronicle Books, where colourful organic shapes make up the letters, which form the names of twenty-six different animals. Cox has started collecting the whole of his work (paintings, installations, illustrations, graphic design etc) in book form, the first volume of which, ‘Coxcodex 1’ was published at Editions du Seuil in 2004.

Recorded at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerpen, Belgium

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Apr 06 2018

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Joost Grootens 1/1

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Joost Grootens is a Dutch graphic designer, who studied architectural design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. He established Studio Joost Grootens (SJG) in 1995. His studio is very well known for their information design, infographics and the design of books related to architecture, art, design, photography, research… Analytical thinking and the use of type as an essential element, are the main traits. In his own words: ‘Every book is about celebrating the printing process.’
Recorded at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

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Apr 06 2018

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Gayaneh Bagdasaryan 1/1

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Gayaneh Bagdasaryan is a graduate of Moscow State University of Printing Arts and has designed Cyrillic localizations for most major type libraries. She began her type design career at ParaType in 1996 and founded Brownfox type studio in 2012. Gayaneh is also the initiator of Serebro Nabora, a prominent annual international type conference held in Russia.
Gayaneh explains how she became interested in typography in the first place. We also wonder how Russian typedesigners worked before and after perestroika. Gayaneh talks about her font foundry and why it took her so long before she started it. We discuss whether it’s possible to create a new typeface nowadays and hear all about how the Serebro Nebora Conference started. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 Conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Mar 19 2018

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Alexandra Korolkova 1/1

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Alexandra Korolkova is the principal type designer at Paratype and a teachter of type design and typography in Moscow. In 2013 she was awarded with the prestgious Prix Charles Peignot, so we ask her about how the award influenced her career, and her statements on the design of Cyrillic in her acceptance speech at Atypi 2013 in Amsterdam. Does designing Latin or Cyrillic make any difference for her?
We asked her about her heroes, the fast developments in Russian type design of recent years, and the awareness of typography in Russia in general. Alexandra further talks about her book Living Typography, that has been published in the meantime , and her ‘dream project’ PT Sans and PT Serif. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Sep 14 2017

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Anna Kulachek 1/1

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Ukrainian designer Anna Kulachek works and lives in Moscow. She teaches graphic design at the Higher School of Economics and is art director at the Strelka Institute. Earlier she worked for the communication research centre Fabrica in Italy and Design Depot in Moscow.
We talk with Anna about why she decided to move to Moscow to study graphic design. We wonder what the differences are between graphic design from the West and the East (Russia and Ukraine). Anna explains how the Cyrillic writing system is very much influencing the way she designs. We end the interview with the question if she still has a dream job, something that she would really like to do in the future. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 Conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Feb 05 2017

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Type and graphic designer and teacher Ilya Ruderman lives and works in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Moscow State University of the Printing Arts. Later he received a MA degree from the Type & Media course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After returning to Moscow he started teaching type and typography at the British Higher School of Art and Design. For several years he was also an art-director, when In 2014 he founded CSTM Fonts with Yury Ostromentsky.
Ilya talks about how Alexander Tarbeev introduced him to type and typography. And about his first type design project, back in 1999. After his studies Ilya moved back to Moscow. We talk about the different projects that he did over the years. How he has been working as a graphic designer during the day and as a type designer during the night. We also wonder how he became, for western type foundries, the go-to-guy for the cyrillic extension to a certain type family. And because it’s one of his favorite questions on Typeradio, we ask Ilya about his drinking habits. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 Conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Sep 26 2016

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Richard Hollis 1/1

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Born in England, Richard Hollis has been a freelance graphic designer since 1958. He has worked as a printer, art editor, production manager, writer, teacher and lecturer. Hollis taught at various London art schools, as well as co-founded, with Norman Potter, the Graphic Design Department at the West of England College of Art in Bristol in 1964. His book design includes John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’, and a large body of work for the Whitechapel Art Gallery. He has also made a significant contribution to the history of graphic design in through his books including ‘Graphic Design: A Concise History’.
In the interview with Richard Hollis we talk about his personal values. And how your own values are expressed through the way you work and the way you behave towards the people you’re working with or working for. Richard explains how he hardly ever changes typefaces. He always uses the same typefaces in making catalogues and books. We wonder, apart from the kind of job or the topics that he’s designing for, if his political views can be seen in his design work. We also talk about his fascination for Swiss Graphic Design and he explains why he has written a book about the topic: ‘Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style’. We end the interview with how a painting of two tortoises, that Richard has seen at the Mauritshuis, is related to writing. Recorded at the Karel Martens Symposium at KABK, The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Dec 22 2015

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Dan Rhatigan is a type director at Monotype, based in New York. He works on custom type development projects and consults on typographic issues with customers, and from time to time he gives talks about type and typography. Prior to Monotype Dan worked as a publishing technologies analyst, as a designer in New York, and with numerous freelance clients. Over the years, he has also taught graphic design, typography, and branding.
We talk with Dan Rhatigan about his role and tale as a type director at Monotype. We’re curious if they get a lot of submissions and if Dan also judges these himself. Dan also gives us his view on the major developments in the near future for typography and type design. We wonder how he looks upon the lack of knowledge some users have working with OpenType. He explains how he is regularly surprised how little the world outside of type design really understands about the sophistication of the tools that are being prepared for them. And of course we talk about Dan’s typographic tattoos and wonder if he has plans for a new one. Recorded at the Robothon 2015 Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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