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134: Pairing Type with Oliver of Pimp My Type

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

What do you get when you pair an Austrian type geek with a Canadian type nerd? Answer: Episode 134 of Talk Paper Scissors (talking all about pairing type no less!). The universe kerned Oliver (creator of Pimp My Type) and I together. As we learned more about one another, we learned that we truly lead parallel lives in our careers, family life and type passion projects where we’re both bold (never regular).

In this episode you’ll hear Oliver’s approach to pairing type a helpful framework to think about categorizing type in a different way, rethinking font classification systems for ‘finding’ type versus for ‘filing’ type. Finally, you’ll hear Oliver’s favourite pairing right now, the typeface he would choose if he could only choose one and so much more.

If you can’t get enough of our witty banter, I was also a guest on Oliver’s YouTube channel and he’s releasing our episode today too, so when you’re finished listening here, check out Pimp My Type.

(Also, I’m living for this music, it just feels right for this episode. Retro Synths for lifeeeeee.)

On with the show!

About Our Guest:

Oliver Schöndorfer is a user interface and app designer from Austria. He runs his own design business by day, and is a typography YouTuber by night. Oliver’s vision is to make the world more beautiful and diverse through typography. He shares his knowledge and passion in a weekly newsletter, online course, speaks at conferences and podcasts, gives workshops, and most of all on the YouTube channel “Pimp my Type”.

Oliver's Font pairing course:

  • 10% off (until the end of December)

  • Coupon Code: DIANA (does not matter if in caps or mixed case) 😉

Font Matrix Article & Video:

Desert Island Typeface:

Newsletter with a weekly font recommendation:

Social Media:

Link to Diana's Appearance on Pimp My Type's YouTube Channel:

Music: Retro Synths by HoliznaCC0 is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle

Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo by Alex on Unsplash

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