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Talks and interviews

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In celebration of the official launch of Why Fonts Matter in the US today:
Playing Type Karaoke with the Nicer Tuesdays audience for It’s Nice That (12 mins)
Interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live (4 mins)
TEDx talk Wake Up and Smell the Fonts (15 mins)

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Talking fonts live on BBC Radio 4

Sophie Thompson Peter Bleksley

Yesterday I was invited to be one of the guests on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live to talk about how we respond to typefaces. I took along some of the games that had gone down so well at the Pop-up Type Tasting at the V&A for the London Design Festival the previous weekend. Above is actor Sophie Thompson playing the ‘Feel Me’ game matching what she can feel to one of the fonts shown, if you came along to the event last weekend you know exactly which font she’s feeling from the expression on her face!

It was such an interesting programme to be on. Sophie is delightful and a pleasure to listen to, and I was excited to meet Peter Bleksley who is one of the hunters on ‘Hunted’ with the most amazing voice. It seems that we would all love the challenge of being on the next series and going on the run in an attempt to evade capture for 28 days. Third guest Trevor Lyttleton founded a charity which works with the elderly and we had a great chat afterwards about the power of typefaces on packaging to trigger nostalgia and bring back memories.

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