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  1. Section D: To the letter

    A look at some of the latest developments and enduring stories in typography and lettering. We check in with TPTQ Arabic, a type foundry in The Hague focused on developing high-quality Arabic typefaces and we chat with Jonathan Hoefler, head of New York foundry Hoefler & Co, who takes us through the company’s new typeface Operator. Plus: we look at Italy’s sign heritage and survey the best pens on show at Paperworld in Frankfurt.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  2. TeeVee | “Stranger Things”: Season 1 review (Episode 187)

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    “Stranger Things”: Season 1 review

    Grab your Wrist Rockets and toast some Eggos—it’s time to talk Stranger Things! Even though only one of our panel was alive when the show takes place, we talk ’80s influences, our favorite characters, theories about Season 2, and much more.

    August

    6, 2016

    1 hour, 9 minutes

    Brian Hamilton

    with Joe Rosensteel, Mikah Sargent, Allison Truj and Yasmine Evjen

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    "Stranger Things": Season 1 review

    Grab your Wrist Rockets and toast some Eggos—it’s time to talk Stranger Things! Even though only one of our panel was alive when the show takes place, we talk ’80s influences, our favorite characters, theories about Season 2, and much more.

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    https://www.theincomparable.com/teevee/187/index.php

    —Huffduffed by hcleong

  3. Hippy Internet - The Whole Earth Catalog

    Sukhdev Sandhu travels to the epicentres of countercultural America in Woodstock and San Francisco to tell the story of a book of hippy philosophy that defined the 1960s and intimated how the internet would grow long before the web arrived. With Luc Sante, Eliot Weinberger, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ed Sanders, Lois Britton, and Fred Turner Producer: Tim Dee.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  4. While My Guitar Gently Bleeps

    A plumber eating a mushroom, and a spiny mammal jumping on a golden ring - you’d be forgiven for thinking these actions would make pretty indistinct or ambiguous sounds. But comedian, writer and musician Isy Suttie discovers why - thanks to Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog - they’re some of the most evocative sounds of the 1980s and 90s. Along with these sounds, the plinky plonky music of early video games buried itself inside a generation of ears growing up among Commodores, Ataris, Segas and Nintendos. Loosely referred to as "chiptune", many musicians and producers now use the jagged, electronic textures in their songs, going to great lengths to deliberately limit their audio palette for the sake of authenticity; some even rip apart old computers and consoles to build instruments faithful to the original sounds. Its ubiquity in film and TV scores is another testament to its efficiency in evoking that era.

    Isy traces the evolution of chiptune from early electronic music, looking at how composers like Hirokazu Tanaka and Koji Kondo created the catchy and unmistakeable themes of Tetris and Super Mario Brothers. She meets current chiptune artists, including the band whose instruments are joysticks and game controllers, and uses their advice to write her own digital classic. But can she convince the organisers of a die-hard gaming event to use it as their theme tune, and survive silicon scrutiny? Produced by Benn Cordrey.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  5. An Obsessive Type: The Tale of the Doves Typeface

    Can a long lost design classic be rediscovered at the bottom of the Thames? The obsessive search for the lost Doves typeface of the influential craftsman TJ Cobden-Sanderson.

    In 1916 TJ Cobden-Sanderson threw his precious Doves typeface into the Thames after a bitter row with his business partner. Almost 100 years later designer Robert Green set out on a four year long search to restore it for the digital age.

    A peer of William Morris, TJ Cobden-Sanderson first became known among the proponents of Arts and Crafts and even coined the term. But it was later at the turn of the 20th century that he became a leader of the British Private Press movement seeking to revive the tradition of the book as an object of art and manual skill. In 1900 he established the Doves Press along with Emery Walker in London’s Hammersmith. But when they fell out Cobden-Sanderson sabotaged their greatest achievement. He threw every piece of the Doves type into the Thames from Hammersmith Bridge. The only record of the drowned type was the handful of valuable printed books.

    A century later and graphic designer Robert Green nervously paces along the Thames riverbank. This trip is the culmination of four years of his life and his art. He has persuaded the Port of London Authority divers to look for minuscule metal letters buried at the bottom of the river.

    Robert has spent years painstakingly reconstructing the Doves Type. Using Cobden-Sanderson’s diary entries, he believes he has located the place on the river where the type was thrown. This is the story of Robert’s riverbed search reappraising the impact and legacy of the craftsmanship of the Doves Press and its co-creator Cobden-Sanderson.

    Presenter and produced by Nicky Birch A Somethin’ Else Production for Radio 4.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  6. How Apple obsessive John Gruber built Daring Fireball, the world’s most powerful one-man media company - Recode

    Since 2002, Gruber has owned a chunk of the conversation about Apple — and he does it all solo.

    http://www.recode.net/2016/6/30/12053348/john-gruber-daring-fireball-apple-podcast-recode-media

    —Huffduffed by hcleong

  7. The Longest Long Shot

    When the uncelebrated Leicester City Football Club won the English Premier League, it wasn’t just the biggest underdog story in recent history. It was a sign of changing economics — and that other impossible, wonderful events might be lurking just around the corner.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  8. EPISODE 70: WEEZER

    Weezer’s 10th album, the self-titled “White” album, came out April 1, 2016. In this episode, Rivers Cuomo breaks down the meticulous process of making the song “Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori,” through the different demo versions that the track went through, and the array of spreadsheets that he uses collect, analyze, and harvest his ideas.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  9. Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world map

    Let’s face it. Paper maps are a bit out of fashion now that we have smartphones. But old world maps and atlases are chock-full of history, of once-uncharted territories — and if you zoom close, "sea monsters."

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  10. How TED Talks Work: Featuring Roman Mars

    TED Talks have been around longer than you think. They became really popular once YouTube came along to bring their often inspirational messages to the world, 18 minutes at a time. In this episode, we interview an actual TED talker, the host of the 99% Invisible podcast, Roman Mars.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

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