008. Angela Southern: Bespoke Lettering

008. Angela Southern: Bespoke Lettering

“Everyone has their own style, I think that'll come out easily over time with just working a lot, and being aware of what's out there.”

Angela Southern is a bespoke lettering artist and illustrator who learned her craft on the job as a sign artist at Trader Joe’s from other professional lettering artists at the company. She became good at cranking out lots of artwork under deadline and is now doing work for Time Out, Cooking Light Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and more.

007. Terrance Weinzierl: Adventures in Kerning & Curiosity

007. Terrance Weinzierl: Adventures in Kerning & Curiosity

“Design as craftsmanship, or design as a practice or a discipline... it’s not easy all the time, and I think it’s like any other skills you want to develop. You have to put in the time and you’ll get better.”

Terrance reveals how he came to specialize in type, and show some development milestones along the way. Besides type design, he touches on calligraphy, lettering, and real-world applications like food packaging.

006. Paul Mendoza: The Hollywood Font

006. Paul Mendoza: The Hollywood Font

“I do consider writing to be a really essential form of design and it’s the words themselves as well as how they’re laid out on a page.”

Paul and I chat about Courier as the linchpin behind the scenes of Los Angeles typography.  As the standard face for all motion picture and television screenplays, Courier's monospaced letterforms built the City of Angels into the entertainment capital of the world. While other businesses evolve their communication design past the hallmarks of the typewriter era, the movie & TV industries remain faithful to Courier and stay connected to Hollywood’s golden age. 

005. Gemma O’Brien: The Future of Typography is Human

005. Gemma O’Brien: The Future of Typography is Human

“What typography does is communicate and connect and has such an ability to speak to particular time and place and speak to human experience.”

What is the future of typography, as our lives are becoming more digital? Gemma O'Brien is on the show from her studio in Sydney, Australia, and she will explore this question while we have a conversation about her philosophy behind the trend of authenticity in design and why she thinks the future of typography is human.