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

Rank #1: Theo Jansen 1/1

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Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and engineer. Since 1990 he builds walking kinetic sculptures that he calls a new form of life. Plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. His ‘Strandbeests’ walk Holland’s coastline, feeding on wind and fleeing from water.
Because the work of Theo Jansen is a mixture of art and science we ask him if he ever had to choose between the two. We’re also curious why they are called ‘beest’ (animal). And does he have a favorite one? We end the interview with the question how Theo would like to be remembered and if he thinks it’s possible that his work is continued by somebody else. Recorded at the Integrated 2013 Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Dec 05 2013

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Rejane Dal Bello 1/1

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We had a talk with graphic designer Rejane Dal Bello at the What Design Can Do-conference in Amsterdam. This strong visual designer never stops working, drawing and visualizing ideas. We asked her why she left her home country Brasil to study in New York and The Netherlands. She tells us that all of her decisions regarding life and design are based upon the ability to develop herself and to add something to the world. This is the reason she doesn’t mind working pro-bono for projects that matter, like developing a visual identity for a Peruvian Children’s hospital. We also talk about her heroes, teaching and if she calls herself a Dutch designer after working at Studio Dumbar for 8 years. She tells us life happens and that she can never really plan ahead, recently that brought her to work in London at Wolff Olins. Recorded at the What Design Can Do 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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May 02 2013

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Typographic Chinese Whispers II - Macula 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: Macula by Jacques le Bailly
2) Sound piece by Aileen Dietrich & Laura Müller
3) Chinese whispered typeface by T]M group

This looping sound, featuring a palindrome played forwards and backwards, conjured ideas of letters that could be read forwards and backwards, as well as the concept of infinity. The Type]Media group set out to draw letters that contained two versions of themselves conjoined on top, one rotated 180 degrees. Text set in this typeface can thus be read from both sides — a unique feature specifically designed for settings of palindromic text.
To emphasize the theme of infinity, endlessness or continuous motion, we constructed each letter out of a single continuous line.
This solution was truly a group effort: The initial ideas and sketches were developed together and the file was passed around allowing communal contributions and editing.

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Mar 31 2014

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Rank #7: 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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Mar 31 2014

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Eike König 1/1

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HORT is a Berlin-based graphic design studio made up of a mixed bag of uniquely selected, creative and spirited people. When away from his Humble HORT Hub, founder (and head creative) Eike König takes on the role of mentor. He is currently the Professor of Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Arts in Offenbach, Germany.
In this interview with Eike König we talk about the international character of the design studio. How the team is carefully put together over the years. His relation to each individual and the dynamics within the group. Eike also explains how the hiring of interns is a big thing at HORT. Next to that he gives us his thoughts on ‘future thinking’ and explains that there are more important things in life that we can achieve than perfection in itself. Recorded at the Integrated 2013 Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.
NB: At the beginning of 2014, after the recording of this interview, Eike’s father passed away. We are sorry for his loss.

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Feb 25 2014

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Rank #10: Harmen Liemburg 1/1

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We sat down with Harmen Liemburg, Dutch silkscreen wizard with a keen eye for color and detail. Beside his work as a visual designer and design-writer, he also runs the silkscreen workshop at the Rietveld Academy, together with his old teacher Kees Maas. He tells us why he loves the craft of silkscreening so much and how he started his career as a cartographer. He has a big fascination for both the United States and Japan, which he tries to visit as often as he can. No wonder his design heroes are Japanese and American as well. We end this talk with the question how he would like to be remembered, and he replies with an interesting paradox about work, life and time. Recorded at What Design Can Do 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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May 31 2013

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Rank #11: Laura Meseguer 1/1

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Laura Meseguer is a Barcalonese type designer, known for her custom lettering and joyful typefaces. She started to play with letters at a very early age in her father’s letterpress-company. In the early 90’s she moved on towards playing with digital letters and started her own foundry called Type-Ø-Tones. She definitely became a type designer after studying at the post-graduate Type]Media course in the Hague. We talk about her typo-mags series and how this project came together. And she shares her views on how type design is evolving in an age where everyone with a computer has the tools to create a typeface. Recorded at Facing Pages 2012, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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Apr 19 2013

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Rank #12: Tirso Frances 1/1

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At the What Design Can Do-conference we had a talk with Tirso Frances, director and co-founder (with Ron Faas) of Utrecht based design studio DieTwee. They started DieTwee in their 2nd year of art-school, believing they had the wrong teachers and therefore felt the need to organize something for theirselves. Now, 24 years later, the studio had grown from two up to 30 people, and they are revitalizing the studio’s strategy by bringing in a new art-director and opening discussion. Tirso shares his dislike for design-pitches with us and gives a nice insight in the studio’s client history through the years. We felt the need to ask him about this intangible Utrecht’s design flavour that’s been going on for years. He answers and tells us how the city of Utrecht has affected the studio design- and clientwise. Recorded at What Design Can Do 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Aug 18 2013

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Rank #13: Sara de Bondt 1/1

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Sara de Bondt runs a London-based, graphic design studio and co-directs non-profit publishing house Occasional Papers. Sara also has been a tutor at Central Saint Martins (London), Royal College of Art (London) and KASK (Ghent).
Because Sara studied at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and has been teaching at the Royal College of Art in London we wonder what the differences in philosophies are between the two master studies. And how did she experience the three countries she has lived and worked in so far? Are there very big cultural differences between England, Belgium and The Netherlands and is there an equal respect for the profession? Recorded at the Integrated 2013 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Dec 18 2013

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Rank #14: Bruno Monguzzi 1/2

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Bruno Monguzzi is a Swiss graphic designer who studied graphic design in Geneva in the late 1950s, and typography, photography and design psychology in London. During his studies in London reading an article in Neue Grafik about Italian contemporary design he was attracted by the work of Studio Boggeri, at the time the leading design and advertising agency in Italy. Bruno explains how he ended up working there and talks about the most important design lesson he learned from Antonio Boggeri during his first month at Studio Boggeri. Recorded at Tÿpo St.Gallen 2011, Switzerland.

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Nov 11 2013

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Dan Reynolds 1/1

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Dan Reynolds is a type designer and typographic researcher. Born in Baltimore, he studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, visual communication at the HfG Offenbach, and typeface design at the University of Reading (UK). After several years with the marketing and font development teams at Linotype GmbH, he founded his own design practice in Berlin, Germany.
We talk with Dan about his first typographic memory. What got him interested in design and typography and how he ended up living in Germany. Although Dan comes from a family of academics, he prefers a more esthetic approach of type design. He would rather doodle letterforms and then worry about how they’re going to be used. Because Dan – while studying, teaching and working at a typefoundry as well as a freelance type designer and researcher – has seen almost every single aspect of the profession we wonder how all that knowledge on these different fields come together in his daily practice. Recorded at the Klingspor Museum Symposium – on the occasion of their 60th birthday – in Offenbach Germany.

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Mar 19 2014

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Morag Myerscough 1/1

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Morag Myerscough’s Studio Myerscough is one of the UK’s more prolific studios, with a consistent stream of work for exhibitions, schools, installations, wayfinding projects and advertising, largely but not exclusively 3D and with a strong graphic signature driven by a feeling for (big) type and lettering. Obviously we want to hear all about Morag’s fantastic family background story and wonder how this bohemian upbringing influenced her work. And how does she deal with possible disappointment while creating spaces that seem more permanent and are not easily changed. Is it always what she imagined beforehand? We’re also curious about her relationship with colour. And what about her twitteraccount…? Recorded at the Integrated 2013 Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Jan 17 2014

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Rank #19: Dennis Elbers 1/1

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Dennis Elbers is a curator, editor, writer, lecturer and organizer, specializing in contemporary graphic design and its social relevance. He talked to us about organizing the Graphic Design Festival in Breda. Where the first edition of this biannual event lasted five weeks, the second in 2010 took three weeks and the 2012 edition started in a new setup of five days. For the programme of 2012 they came up with a theme in which four different attitudes towards graphic design are displayed: the designer as a journalist, a scientist, an agitator or a poet. Recorded at the 2012 Graphic Design Festival in Breda, The Netherlands.

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Nov 03 2013

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Rank #20: Esteban Ucros 1/1

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Inbetween the white noise in this interview (for which we apologise), you’ll find the nice words of Colombian graphic designer Esteban Ucros, who dedicates his Popular de Lujo blog to painted advertising he finds all over the streets of his hometown Bogotá. He didn’t start the project out of political reasons, just the will to focus on the daily but nonetheless inspirational stuff that is so easily taken for granted. The blog functions as a platform to present and preserve the unknown street artists that have been around for years. Working in the corporate branding world himself, we asked him if he ever had the chance to combine the two and how he thinks the project will evolve in the future. Recorded at What Design Can Do 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Jun 12 2013

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Roel Wouters 1/1

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Roel Wouters runs, together with Luna Maurer, the multi-media interactive design studio Moniker, based in Amsterdam. Their work process explores the relationship with technology as a way to show human behavior. Roel talks to us about how technology shapes and informs their work, teaching and his brother Job, who was previously interviewed on Typeradio. Recorded in Amsterdam, 21st of June 2019.

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Jan 05 2020

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Janno Hahn 1/1

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Janno Hahn, a Dutch (typo)graphic designer based in Amsterdam, defines himself as a ‘semi-autodidact’ and is mostly known for his distinctive typographic work for buildings, bridges and public spaces. He talks to us about the materials, tools and philosophy of his work, very much based in craftmanship. Janno explains the idea of what is honest design to him, and also talks about his mentors Gerritjan Deunk, Gerard Unger, René Knip and other designers he collaborated with. Recorded on June 21st, 2019 in Amsterdam.

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Dec 30 2019

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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 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 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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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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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!