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Great Type and Design Webcasts to Enjoy   
No matter where you are or what time it is, you can always listen to some of the top graphic designers and type designers rap about their art, craft, and trade on the web or your iPod. Here are two of my favorite resources for great design discussions.

Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman began her podcast talking with leaders in the design field in 2005. From Sagmeister to Vignelli, the scope is as gratifying as Millman's interviewing is.

Type Radio
Began in 2004 by Donald Beekman and Liza Enebeis of the Netherlands, Type Radio is another podcast with occasional live streaming shows that is sure to please the lover of type and letters. Type Radio often broadcasts live from type conferences too.

Check them both out...I'm sure you'll find interviews with many of your favorite designers archived there. And of course you can subscribe to the podcasts free.

Cherish Children   There's  more of my lettering work to be seen.

Letter News
& check out the 
Issue 30             
September  2011 
Madame Woo dipping sauce
Logotype I did for designer Chesley Nassaney for this Beverly Hills restaurant and product line. Sure looks beautiful, and I can hardly wait to eat there too. 


Two innovative letterpress projects get a start with fund raising

Virtual Wood Type on your iPadLetter press for iPad
LetterMpress™ is a virtual letterpress app just released for the iPad that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints.
The design process is virtually the same as the letterpress process-you place and arrange type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type, and print. After a successful fund raiser got them on KickStart, the app is now available to download for $5.99 at 
the Mac App Store.



Traveling Letterpress Letter press truck interior

Kyle Durrie, a letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon, decided to
combine two of her favorite things: printing and road trips. She bought an old Chevy step van and converted it into a fully functional letterpress print shop. Too cool!

She began her nine
month tour of the US in June, teaching workshops, Letter press truck - exteriordoing demos and spreading the word about printing the old fashioned way. Check it out to see when she'll be in your neighborhood, or to arrange a visit. Gives new meaning to "movable type." 




Note from Jill

After enduring triple digit heat nearly every where I went this summer, from New Orleans to Joshua Tree (it even hit 110 here at home in KC), I have to say I am so very glad it's fall.
The month of September is just the best in Kansas City, although it makes me want to be out doors instead of inside working at my computer.
I'll take the dilemma any time.

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