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Typeradio, the radio channel on type & design. Type is speech on paper. Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio is made by Donald Beekman, Liza Enebeis & Underware. Please get in contact with us for what ever you want. All contributions, stories, secrets, ideas, critics and other noise is always welcome.

Typeradio, the radio channel on type & design. Type is speech on paper. Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio is made by Donald Beekman, Liza Enebeis & Underware. Please get in contact with us for what ever you want. All contributions, stories, secrets, ideas, critics and other noise is always welcome.
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Typeradio, the radio channel on type & design. Type is speech on paper. Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio is made by Donald Beekman, Liza Enebeis & Underware. Please get in contact with us for what ever you want. All contributions, stories, secrets, ideas, critics and other noise is always welcome.






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Nina Stoessinger 1/1

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...


Jeff Devey 1/1

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 Jeff’s instagramJeff’s facebook File Download (20:04 min / 28 MB)


Mike Meyer 1/1

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...


Brody Neuenschwander 1/1

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...


Paul Cox 1/1

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,...


Joost Grootens 1/1

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...


Gayaneh Bagdasaryan 1/1

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...


Alexandra Korolkova 1/1

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...


Anna Kulachek 1/1

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...


Ilya Ruderman 1/1

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...


Richard Hollis 1/1

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...


Dan Rhatigan 1/1

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...


Ian Swift 1/1

Ian Swift aka Swifty is a dedicated graphic artist. Since embarking on his career at The Face magazine in 1986 he has pursued an individual course which has led him to specialise in the music industry and youth culture aesthetics. Equally at home with a club flyer or a complex movie title sequence, he has successfully run his own practice ‘Swifty – Grafix’ for over two decades. His work has featured in dozens of books and magazines and in 1997 he launched ‘Typomatic’, UK’s first independent...


Nick Sherman 1/1

Nick Sherman is a typo­grapher and typographic consultant based in New York City, co-founder of Fonts In Use and columnist at A List Apart, serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club, the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museumh He is both a graduate of and consultant for the typeface design program at Cooper Union. He graduated with honors from the Graphic Design pro­gram at MassArt in Boston,...


Nikola Djurek 1/1

Born in Croatia, Nikola Djurek is a typographic designer with interest in programming, teaching and old letterforms. Nikola studied in Croatia, Italy and The Netherlands and earned his PhD degree in graphic type design. He combines his practice – Typonine – with teaching typography and type design at the Universities of Split and Zagreb in Croatia. We start the interview with Nikola explaining the number nine in Typonine. We’re curious if he considers himself more to be a type designer or a...


April Greiman 2/2

In this second part of the interview we talk about April’s photography project, a series of low-res digital images named Drive-by Shooting. She treats these images like paintings and works on them for endless hours and days. Futhermore we talk about the Miracle Manor Retreat. April tells us why she started this B&B spa-motel 17 years ago in Desert Hot Springs, California. We end the interview with the question how she would liked to be remembered. Recorded at Made in Space studio in Los...


April Greiman 1/2

April Greiman is a thinker, designer and artist. Originally from New York, April studied design and painting in Basel, Switzerland and the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri. In 1976 she moved to Los Angeles where she established her multi-disciplinary practice Made in Space. Greiman has been instrumental in the acceptance and use of advanced technology in the arts and the design process since the early 1980s. We talk with April Greiman about her family background and how she ended up...


Kali Nikitas 1/1

Kali Nikitas wears a lot of hats, as an academic administrator, educator, graphic designer and curator. Kali is Department Chair of Communication Arts and MFA Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design. She and her husband, Rich Shelton, are the partners of Graphic Design for Love (+$). We start the interview talking about Kali’s teaching experience and how her perspective on teaching has changed over the years. We’re also curious why she has moved around so much and like to hear more...


Ed Fella 2/2

We continue the interview with Ed Fella discussing the differences between art and design. Ed explains how we don’t have any problems with distinguishing art. But the general public does have a more difficult time telling the difference between a kind of ordinary conventional graphic design and stuff that’s special or that’s on a higher end. We wonder what Ed thinks about the 21st century graphic design, with a new global esthetic already emerging. We end this part talking on post-modernism...


Ed Fella 1/2

Edward Fella (1938) is an artist, graphic designer and educator whose work has had an important influence on contemporary typography. He practiced professionally as a commercial artist in Detroit for 30 years before receiving an MFA in Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1987. He has since devoted his time to teaching and his own unique self-published work. Since Ed already knew about our signature first question we’re curious about the answer he prepared for it. We also hear more...