Typeradio Podcast



Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio, the radio channel on type and design.


  • Michiel Schuurman 1/1

    09/03/2020 Duración: 27min

    Michiel Schuurman graduated from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2002. As a graphic artist he specializes in typography, pattern and poster design, embracing a fearless and bold approach. Based on both nature, algorithms and psychedelia, his intricate pattern designs for textiles manufacturer Vlisco (a.o.) are renowned. Michiel often screen prints his own works himself. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). Recorded on September 24th of 2019 in AGI Open Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Michiel Schuurman :: Sleeve design screen print video :: Vlisco exhibit article :: File Download (27:41 min / 38 MB)

  • Erik Brandt 1/1

    15/02/2020 Duración: 33min

    Erik Brandt is a graphic designer and educator who has been active since 1994. He is currently chair of the design department and professor of graphic design at MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design). He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and curates Ficciones Typografika, a project dedicated to the relationship between type and urban space. A practitioner of the ‘life long learning’ practice, he talked to us in detail about how he started Typografika, and raised a lot of questions about which could be the role of graphic designers today. Recorded at the AGI Open conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Erik Brandt :: Ficciones Typografika :: Erik Brandt instagram :: File Download (33:53 min / 47 MB)

  • Roel Wouters 1/1

    05/01/2020 Duración: 31min

    Roel Wouters runs, together with Luna Maurer, the multi-media interactive design studio Moniker, based in Amsterdam. Their work process explores the relationship with technology as a way to show human behavior. Roel talks to us about how technology shapes and informs their work, teaching and his brother Job, who was previously interviewed on Typeradio. Recorded in Amsterdam, 21st of June 2019. Moniker :: Conditional Design :: 1234567 video by Roel & Job Wouters :: Roel Wouters (>2012) :: File Download (31:52 min / 44 MB)

  • Janno Hahn 1/1

    30/12/2019 Duración: 37min

    Janno Hahn, a Dutch (typo)graphic designer based in Amsterdam, defines himself as a ‘semi-autodidact’ and is mostly known for his distinctive typographic work for buildings, bridges and public spaces. He talks to us about the materials, tools and philosophy of his work, very much based in craftmanship. Janno explains the idea of what is honest design to him, and also talks about his mentors Gert-Jan Deunk, Gerard Unger, René Knip and other designers he collaborated with. Recorded on June 21st, 2019 in Amsterdam. Janno Hahn :: Spaarndammer spoorbrug :: Houthaven bruggen :: File Download (37:43 min / 52 MB)

  • Richard Niessen 1/1

    15/08/2019 Duración: 01h16s

    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 mentions some of his references like Bas Oudt, his former teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The interview is full of inspiring notes about his design process. Recorded on June 7th of 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Richard Niessen :: The Palace of Typographic Masonry :: 1:1:1 publication :: File Download (60:16 min / 83 MB)

  • Hansje van Halem 1/1

    25/07/2019 Duración: 54min

    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 Netherlands. Hansje van Halem :: In Patterns exhibit Bijzondere Collecties :: Lowlands Festival :: File Download (54:50 min / 75 MB)

  • Rick Vermeulen 1/1

    04/06/2019 Duración: 39min

    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 Kars.  Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Rick’s website :: Mosterkamer profile :: Eye magazine interview :: Hard Werken book :: File Download (39:31 min / 54 MB)

  • Bernd Volmer 1/1

    29/04/2019 Duración: 14min

    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

    18/02/2019 Duración: 19min

    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 cities. Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Aleksandra Samulenkova :: Pilot typeface :: IBM Plex :: File Download (19:36 min / 27 MB)

  • Guido & Vincent de Boer 1/1

    21/01/2019 Duración: 28min

    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 own style. Finally, they share with us the ideas and philosophy behind the All Eyes on Type symposium. Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Guido :: Vincent :: All Eyes On Type conference :: High On Type :: File Download (28:28 min / 39 MB)

  • Job Wouters 1of1

    26/11/2018 Duración: 28min

    Job Wouters aka Letman 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 at Marres in Maastricht, and his dream project. Recorded at All Eyes On Type, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Letman :: Marres - The Painted Bird exhibit video :: File Download (28:07 min / 39 MB)

  • Maurice Meilleur 1/1

    26/11/2018 Duración: 15min

    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

    24/10/2018 Duración: 38min

    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 differences between good and bad type design. Nina’s website :: Frere Jones Type :: File Download (38:39 min / 53 MB)

  • Jeff Devey 1/1

    16/07/2018 Duración: 20min

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

  • Mike Meyer 1/1

    02/07/2018 Duración: 32min

    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 renaissance of the sign painting craft. Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016 Mike Meyer Facebook :: Better Letters :: Sign Painters - the film :: File Download (32:05 min / 44 MB)

  • Brody Neuenschwander 1/1

    26/05/2018 Duración: 32min

    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 presence of calligraphy in art and how to deliver messages through the written words –as he did for Peter Greenaway’s movies; contributing with a very valuable insight into the role of calligraphy in society. Recorded at the Letterheads Amsterdam Signpainters conference, 2016 website :: video portrait :: Prosperous Books opening sequence :: File Download (32:00 min / 44 MB)

  • Paul Cox 1/1

    06/04/2018 Duración: 29min

    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, which form the names of twenty-six different animals. Cox has started collecting the whole of his work (paintings, installations, illustrations, graphic design etc) in book form, the first volume of which, ‘Coxcodex 1’ was published at Editions du Seuil in 2004. Recorded at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerpen, Belgium Paul Cox portrait :: Abstract Alphabet book :: Coxcodex 1 book :: Another Paul Cox book :: File Download (29:59 min / 41

  • Joost Grootens 1/1

    06/04/2018 Duración: 29min

    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 at the Integrated Conference 2015, Antwerp, Belgium Studio Joost Grootens :: Joost Grootens monograph :: File Download (29:16 min / 40 MB)

  • Gayaneh Bagdasaryan 1/1

    19/03/2018 Duración: 23min

    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 after perestroika. Gayaneh talks about her font foundry and why it took her so long before she started it. We discuss whether it’s possible to create a new typeface nowadays and hear all about how the Serebro Nebora Conference started. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 Conference in Moscow, Russia. Brownfox foundry :: Serebro Nabora conference :: Gayaneh's fonts at Paratype :: Typotalks interview :: File Download (23:26 min / 32 MB)

  • Alexandra Korolkova 1/1

    14/09/2017 Duración: 29min

    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, and the awareness of typography in Russia in general. Alexandra further talks about her book Living Typography, that has been published in the meantime , and her ‘dream project’ PT Sans and PT Serif. Recorded at the Serebro Nebora 2015 conference in Moscow, Russia. Alexandra Korolkova :: Alexandra Myfonts Creative Characters interview :: Alexandra Typejournal interview :: Paratype :: Alexandra’s book (russian) :: File Download (29:25 min / 40

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