Software does have a lifespan, and with Open Type being over two decades old, well, it makes sense that there may be newer technology being created to deliver all of those wonderful letters and glyphs onto our screens – but I never would have guessed that the emoji was a big reason we needed new file formats (but of course that would be the reason). We speak about all of this, as well as what else is coming, and how browsers and desktops are involved.
The biggest pro to moving to Adobe’s Creative Cloud (that I found anyway), was having access to Typekit. I use it way more often that I thought I would. Most of the other positive cloud changes I had already assumed to be the case, this is just the one that I didn’t see coming I guess. I do look forward to seeing the things Dan speaks of making there way into regular usage – and in another twenty years, well, who knows what will happen…
This was the last of the six interview podcasts I recorded at HOW Live in Boston, but no worry, The Reflex Blue Show will be back in just a week or two with interviews I plan to record this Thursday at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
You may have followed some of my 2015 trip to AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp on Neenah Paper’s blog, or even caught the podcast recap, but I made sure to record some interviews with five of the speakers while there as well.
First up? Type and lettering specialist James Edmondson. We talk about his Oh No Type Co., type design, lettering, and making Hobo (and longtime readers know we love Hobo) into Hobeaux. We also talk about the design camp karaoke tradition that James is taking part of in the photo above. Enjoy.
We talk about his company (Mucca Design), his eventually upcoming Foundry (MuccaTypo), one of his loves (Type Design), being President (The Type Directors Club), and being a game show host (Command X). Enjoy.