Podcast | The League of Moveable Type

For those brave, nerdy souls who just love talking type as much as we do.

The Weekly Typographic Podcast is our (bi) weekly newsletter + podcast combo โ€” where we collect neat, new, and interesting type & design-related links, and send 'em over for you to expand your brain. It always leads to some fun discussion โ€” and sometimes we even learn a thing or two.

Episode #20
Jun 25, 2018

Variable Fonts, Design Challenges, Arabic & Mirco โœจ

Could not be more excited to have a special guest this week, Mirco Monsees. With a handful of great links from all of us, this one ran a little longer than usual, but was an excuse for some really fun chatting.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #19
Jun 08, 2018

Worldly History, Secret 7, & Font Purchasing Survey ๐Ÿ™Œ

Some interesting topics this week โ€” the fading typographic history of Berlin, some old preserved Italian type photos, the annual font purchasing survey, and a little bit more.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #18
Jun 01, 2018

Overpass, Opentype, Buzzfeed & Cats ๐Ÿ™€

Our last in-person WT for a while, we had fun with a small set of light links โ€” an OSS font, a cool tool, and a special find submitted by our very own feline font afficianado, Sir Halston P.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #17
May 25, 2018

Cereal, Fondue, Arby's, and Sheep? ๐Ÿ‘

Back with another round, we've got some cool fonts to show, behind-the-scenes design decisions, a neat web tool, and more!Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #16
May 11, 2018

Mohave, Kermit, Geograph, Oh My ๐Ÿ™€

After a short hiatus, we're back with a bunch of cool type finds, a couple great articles, and some variable fonts you've never seen before.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #15
Apr 13, 2018

Kurt Cobain, Korean Type & Super Seventies Serifs ๐Ÿ•บ

A slew of interesting and different links this week, from branding to a new font from one of our favorite foundries, to some open source type that got shut down, to typography tools for spies.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #14
Mar 23, 2018

Netflix Sans, Source Han Serif, FontDrop & more! ๐ŸŒฎ

A light but fun week, checking out Netflix's new custom face, an open-source Pan-CJK font, some good resources, and more great nerdy goodness.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #13
Mar 16, 2018

Sonic Type, Art Direction, Handbooks + Platforms ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿป

What an overwhelmingly awesome set of things out in the world this week โ€” from some beautifully design interactive articles, to old-but-recently-discovered online educational resources, to a crazy new pre-alpha open source type platform. Lots to listen about this week! Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #12
Mar 09, 2018

Why Open Source, Chinese Fonts, Pocket Typography Guide, and a bunch more ๐Ÿ““

Since having to skip last week's, we ran a little long this week, but we talked about such an interesting variety of topics that we just couldn't help it โ€” from a new work-in-progress font site, to chinese fontmaking, to UI animation, the method behind open-source madness, and even more. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #11
Feb 23, 2018

Type Design Tips, Antique Children's Books, and Github? ๐Ÿค“

Favorite part โ€” Olivia and I both get to nerd out on our respective excited topics, and inbetween lay down some awesome resources for type design tips, drawing curves, practical UI design / graphic design cheats, and a heartful talk about handwriting. Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #10
Feb 16, 2018

Archives, Curves, Parties & Emoji! ๐ŸŒŽ

An amazing set of exciting links this week, from a free type design mini-tutorial to an antique archive of super-detailed type specs. Not to mention a handful of exciting links, with even more links inside that'll link you to even more links. There's some fantastic resources to bookmark in these beautiful webs.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #9
Feb 09, 2018

Free French Font Scene, Sketch/iOS, Trikster Type, and more!

One of the least alliterative titles we've probably ever had, but we get to chat this week about an amazing new free font, how it came to exist, another amazing free font, the slew of history behind it, a practical UI design article, and a whole bunch more.Weekly Typographic Newsletter Links

Episode #8
Feb 02, 2018

Free Found Font, Futura, and the Futureโ„ข ๐Ÿš€

After a fun evening at TypeThursday NYC, we sat down to share what we found this week, including an awesome open-source font we discovered, a long and chock-full-of-great-links interview, a fun video about Futura history, and more!Weekly Typographic Newsletter

Episode #7
Jan 26, 2018

Writing, Graveyards & Sketch ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ

Psyched this week to have a variety of seemingly innocuous links that are full of awesomeness under the covers! Sketch plugins, reusing your graveyard of old designs, how writing can make you a better designer, and of course, a bunch more!Weekly Typographic Links

Episode #6
Jan 19, 2018

Adele, UX, and Overcoming Fear of the Internet ๐Ÿค“

After a long break, we're back in the new year, with far more great finds than we could possibly talk about. Hear a little about how classes are going, how UX teaches fundamentals of design, and how Adele loves Raleway, amongst even more fun & nerdy babblings.

Episode #5
Dec 08, 2017

Oi! Tips, Oggs, and Blobs ๐Ÿง

Not much in League news this week, but a solid & great roundup of design tips, web design trends + history, a few fonts we found and love, and even Stranger Things.

Episode #4
Dec 01, 2017

Nerd Gifts, Yogurt, Design Prompts & More ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So much fun in this fourth installment โ€” we're jazzed from launching so much earlier this week and finding so much diverse type news. We talk about type gifts, yogurt branding, Helvetica, programming fonts, and more!

Episode #3
Nov 24, 2017

New course preview, animated type specs, and learning from UI ๐Ÿ“š

Our third episode brought to you remotely thanks to Thanksgiving vacation โ€” this week we chat online, with more detail about our new course launching Monday, an awesome article about UI that teaches us fundamentals for any kind of design, sweet animated type specimens from TypeTogether, and a bunch more!

Episode #2
Nov 17, 2017

Twitter Tweets, Virtual Type Museums, and Beautiful Bookstores ๐Ÿ“š

Excited to bring you our second episode โ€” we start by talking in more detail about the new site launch, the new course along with it, and a new font to boot, then dive right into a bunch of neat articles this week about the subtle effects of increasing character count on Twitter, a virtual type museum you can hold in your hands, a map of all the best type-friendly bookstores in the world, and more.

Episode #1
Nov 09, 2017

Intros & Big Announcements + IBM, What The Font, & Michael Beirut ๐Ÿ‘‹

Our very first episode ever, we start off with an exciting handful of neat stuff we found this week for our Weekly Typographic newsletter โ€” IBM's first open-source font, a big upgrade to WhatTheFont, and type-picking tips from Michael Beirut. Not to mention a couple really exciting League announcements we're psyched to tease.