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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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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...

Duration: 00:29:25

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...

Duration: 00:20:48

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...

Duration: 00:25:42

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...

Duration: 00:26:55

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, where...

Duration: 00:31:23

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. Were curious if he considers himself more to be a type designer or a...

Duration: 00:16:03

Gottfried Pott 1/1

Gottfried Pott is a German typographer, calligrapher, author and teacher. He studied graphic design at the Werkkunstschule in Wiesbaden, under Professor Friedrich Poppl. With an emphasis on lettering art, he also studied painting and music. From 1988 to 2003 he was a professor in calligraphy, design and history of lettering at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. In this interview with Gottfried Pott we talk about his passion for teaching and calligraphy. And how hes inspired by other...

Duration: 00:27:29

Jovica Veljović 1/1

Jovica Veljovi, born in Serbia in 1954, has been designing typefaces for URW, ITC, Adobe and Linotype since 1980. He received his masters degree in calligraphy and lettering at the Art Academy in Belgrade, where he also taught Typography until 1992. Since 1992 he lives in Germany and has been a Professor in Type Design and Typography at Hamburg University. Jovica Veljovi talks about how he got interested in typography and type design by encountering a marvelous book about alphabets by...

Duration: 00:20:40

Typographic Chinese Whispers II - Decoder 1/1

December 2013, Typeradio held a two day workshop in cooperation with Indra Kupferschmid and 10 students of the Hochschule der Bildenden Knste (HBK Saar) in Saarbrcken, 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...

Duration: 00:02:15

Dan Reynolds 1/1

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...

Duration: 00:21:58

Eike König 1/1

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 Knig 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 Knig we talk about the international character of the design studio. How the team is carefully put together over the years. His...

Duration: 00:30:55

Morag Myerscough 1/1

Morag Myerscoughs Studio Myerscough is one of the UKs 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 Morags fantastic family background story and wonder how this bohemian upbringing influenced her work. And how does she deal with possible disappointment...

Duration: 00:30:18

Beatrice Warde 1/1

This is a historic recording of a radio interview with Beatrice Warde. Beatrice Warde (19001969) was an American typographic expert, working at the American Type Founders Company, The Fleuron magazine, and for most of her career at Monotype Corporation. Warde was also a prolific writer, researcher and public speaker. She wrote and designed the famous Monotype broadsheet This is a printing office (1932). The Crystal Goblet: Sixteen Essays on Typography (1955) is an anthology of her...

Duration: 00:11:26

Sara de Bondt 1/1

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...

Duration: 00:22:20

Theo Jansen 1/1

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 Hollands 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. Were also curious why they are called beest (animal). And does he have a favorite one? We end the...

Duration: 00:13:55

Bruno Monguzzi 2/2

We begin the second part of the interview a couple of years later, after having lived and worked a period in the US. Bruno talks about his renewed contact with Antonio Boggeri and his contribution to a Pirelli design competition. He also tells us about his initial idea to become a photo journalist and his doubts on having a serious relationship while working in this profession. We end the interview with the question how Bruno ended up marrying Anna, Boggeris daughter. Recorded at Tpo...

Duration: 00:20:58

Rick Poynor 2/2

In the second part of the interview with Rick Poynor we focus more on the subject of graphic design writing and the function of good critical journalism. Because Rick is a known and respected person in the design field, we wonder if people criticize his work. He encourages us to look for places where the critical discourse still exists. Especially for the Typeradio listeners he gives some recommendations of worthwhile design journalism. Recorded at the Integrated 2013 Conference in Antwerp,...

Duration: 00:14:56

Rick Poynor 1/2

Rick Poynor is a British writer, critic, lecturer and curator, specialising in design, media, photography and visual culture. He founded Eye magazine, co-founded Design Observer, and contributes columns to Eye and Print magazines. Rick gives us an insight into his daily freelance writing practice. We ask him if hes very selective in the work he takes on and if he often says no to a commission. We also want to know more about his strong interest in graphic design and he explains why he...

Duration: 00:30:27

Bruno Monguzzi 1/2

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...

Duration: 00:29:14

Dennis Elbers 1/1

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...

Duration: 00:31:05

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