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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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Richard Niessen 1/1

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...


Hansje van Halem 1/1

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...


Rick Vermeulen 1/1

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...


Bernd Volmer 1/1

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. Bernd Volmer File Download (14:53 min / 20 MB)


Aleksandra Samulenkova 1/1

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...


Guido & Vincent de Boer 1/1

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...


Job Wouters 1/1

Job Wouters 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...


Maurice Meilleur 1/1

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. Maurice Meilleur File Download (15:30 min / 21 MB)


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 years,...


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...