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The Weekly Typographic

The Weekly Typographic

The League of Moveable Type

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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.

Latest Episodes

Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering

Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering Besides chatting about a handful of fun, somber, and educational resources, we're diving into a few recommendations for books that have been super impactful in our own learning about type this week. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

34 min5 d ago
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Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering

Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy

Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy We start this week with the question, why does Wingdings exist and how did it become so popular? We also have a great guide on the right way to use fonts on mobile apps, a type anatomy cheatsheet, and how you could use your face to interact with text in the future. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

32 min1 w ago
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Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy

The History of Monospace Fonts

The History of Monospace Fonts This week, besides diving into fallback fonts, Futura, and a few other great links, we talk about where monospace fonts came from historically and how they've affected the designs you might be making today. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

36 min2 w ago
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The History of Monospace Fonts

TypeWknd Highlights

TypeWknd Highlights We've got a special podcast for you today! We just couldn't get enough of TypeWknd (that awesome global, online type conference last weekend) so we've dedicated this episode to sharing our favorite presentations from the event. We're lucky that the talks are available online, so everything we discuss is available for viewing on YouTube. Hooray! Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

30 min3 w ago
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TypeWknd Highlights

Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers

Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers Keeping with the theme of important licensing topics, we're diving this week into a handful of relatable, scary stories of font licensing gone wrong! We chat about some new font releases, Instagram & Comic Sans, and a bunch more in probably one of our most fun episodes yet. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

36 minSEP 25
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Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers

Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet

Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet If you haven't been keeping up with all of the latest type news, TypeWknd is coming up, and is a massive, global and diverse online conference about all things typography. A bunch of well-known people in the type world are contributing and Daniel is a wonderful soul who helped get it off the ground from the beginning. In our chat, we get a behind-the-scenes look at how this huge undertaking got started, what he's struggled with in his own experience in type and design, and strategies he's used to help him succeed.

50 minSEP 17
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Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet

Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more!

Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more! This week we'll be diving into one of the most frequently asked questions for those not yet in the know — what's the difference between a font and a typeface, and why you should care! We'll chat about how it relates to licensing and why you sometimes see so many similar fonts under the same name. Also, we share new typefaces that we are loving (and the process behind one of them) and our favorite new resource for freelancers. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

34 minSEP 11
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Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more!

Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos

Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos This week’s newsletter has a special focus on custom typography — besides a handful of awesome resources and links about it, we've got an awesome Nerd Alert about why so many companies have been getting their own fonts designed for them instead of using type off the shelf. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

40 minSEP 4
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Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos

Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers

Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers This week’s typography articles are practical with an inspirational edge starting with some info on adjusting type leading on the web, how to use white space characters, the process of perfectly nailing contrasts and the curious story about a totally AI designer. Plus, our Nerd Alert is all about understanding what makes lettering and typography so different, and some ideas of when to use which in your own projects. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

32 minAUG 21
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Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers

Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun

Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun We've got a bonus episode — an interview with the extraordinary Lynne Yun! Lynne has a fascinating career. She's worked at Apple, several hotshot ad companies, Monotype, and is currently an educator at Type@Cooper, Parsons School of Design and Letterform Archive. Lynne shares interesting insights on how to make big moves in your career, making type design more accessible, and some of the struggles a lot of us face going into new industries & not knowing anyone. This one really packs a punch, so make sure to tune in!

63 minAUG 19
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Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun

Latest Episodes

Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering

Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering Besides chatting about a handful of fun, somber, and educational resources, we're diving into a few recommendations for books that have been super impactful in our own learning about type this week. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

34 min5 d ago
Comments
Our All-Time Favorite Books on Type, Design & Lettering

Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy

Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy We start this week with the question, why does Wingdings exist and how did it become so popular? We also have a great guide on the right way to use fonts on mobile apps, a type anatomy cheatsheet, and how you could use your face to interact with text in the future. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Wingdings, Design Tips for Mobile & Type Anatomy

The History of Monospace Fonts

The History of Monospace Fonts This week, besides diving into fallback fonts, Futura, and a few other great links, we talk about where monospace fonts came from historically and how they've affected the designs you might be making today. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

36 min2 w ago
Comments
The History of Monospace Fonts

TypeWknd Highlights

TypeWknd Highlights We've got a special podcast for you today! We just couldn't get enough of TypeWknd (that awesome global, online type conference last weekend) so we've dedicated this episode to sharing our favorite presentations from the event. We're lucky that the talks are available online, so everything we discuss is available for viewing on YouTube. Hooray! Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

30 min3 w ago
Comments
TypeWknd Highlights

Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers

Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers Keeping with the theme of important licensing topics, we're diving this week into a handful of relatable, scary stories of font licensing gone wrong! We chat about some new font releases, Instagram & Comic Sans, and a bunch more in probably one of our most fun episodes yet. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

36 minSEP 25
Comments
Font Licensing Basics, Comic Sans, and Lawyers

Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet

Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet If you haven't been keeping up with all of the latest type news, TypeWknd is coming up, and is a massive, global and diverse online conference about all things typography. A bunch of well-known people in the type world are contributing and Daniel is a wonderful soul who helped get it off the ground from the beginning. In our chat, we get a behind-the-scenes look at how this huge undertaking got started, what he's struggled with in his own experience in type and design, and strategies he's used to help him succeed.

50 minSEP 17
Comments
Interview with TypeWknd Co-Founder Daniel Nisbet

Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more!

Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more! This week we'll be diving into one of the most frequently asked questions for those not yet in the know — what's the difference between a font and a typeface, and why you should care! We'll chat about how it relates to licensing and why you sometimes see so many similar fonts under the same name. Also, we share new typefaces that we are loving (and the process behind one of them) and our favorite new resource for freelancers. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

34 minSEP 11
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Fonts vs Typefaces, Freelance Resources & more!

Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos

Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos This week’s newsletter has a special focus on custom typography — besides a handful of awesome resources and links about it, we've got an awesome Nerd Alert about why so many companies have been getting their own fonts designed for them instead of using type off the shelf. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

40 minSEP 4
Comments
Custom fonts, bold typefaces and famous logos

Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers

Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers This week’s typography articles are practical with an inspirational edge starting with some info on adjusting type leading on the web, how to use white space characters, the process of perfectly nailing contrasts and the curious story about a totally AI designer. Plus, our Nerd Alert is all about understanding what makes lettering and typography so different, and some ideas of when to use which in your own projects. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

32 minAUG 21
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Custom Lettering vs. Typography, Design Books, and Robot Designers

Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun

Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun We've got a bonus episode — an interview with the extraordinary Lynne Yun! Lynne has a fascinating career. She's worked at Apple, several hotshot ad companies, Monotype, and is currently an educator at Type@Cooper, Parsons School of Design and Letterform Archive. Lynne shares interesting insights on how to make big moves in your career, making type design more accessible, and some of the struggles a lot of us face going into new industries & not knowing anyone. This one really packs a punch, so make sure to tune in!

63 minAUG 19
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Interview with Type Designer & Educator Lynne Yun
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