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191: Emerging Typeface Designers Max Berardi & Cecilia Ly



It's become a Talk Paper Scissors tradition to feature the incredible work of up-and-coming typeface designers in this space (check out Episode 026 with Veronika & Mary-Anne, Episode 113 with Nate & Sarah and Episode 146 with Nicole and Cameron), work born from the Advanced Typography I teach at Toronto Metropolitan University. After reviewing dozens of submissions, with work scaffolded throughout the semester, I chose today’s guests because their work was consistently thoughtful, innovative, developed and well-executed. There were so many incredible submissions and it was genuinely hard to choose. As a testament to their contributions to the type community, I am awarding today’s guests (Max and Cecilia) the totally fictitious, highly coveted, not an actual award award: The Apostrophe! 


Max Berardi is a third-year Graphic Communications Management student with a passion for design, branding, and sports. He’s a dedicated individual who’s never afraid to learn more. Max was the creative director for GCM’s Phoenix Challenge Competition team and he loves being an active member in our community and helping others.


Cecilia Ly (she/her) is a third-year Graphic Communications Management student at Toronto Metropolitan University. Currently pursuing a minor in Communication Design and a concentration in Packaging, she has a passion for all things branding and design. She loves reading, baking, and exploring new design trends in her free time and she is constantly looking for fun and innovative projects to get involved with!


Max designed a typeface called League Gothic and Cecilia designed a typeface called Verre Fondu and in the following conversation, you'll get to hear about each typeface. You'll also hear their perfect type pairings, sensory descriptions of each (sight, smell, touch, sound and even taste), what was easy and difficult about the process, including what they’d do differently next time.


 Let the type geekery begin! Take it away Max…



Max Berardi - League Gothic


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Cecilia Ly - Verre Fondu


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About Our Guests:

Max Berardi is a third-year Graphic Communications Management student with a passion for design, branding, and sports. He’s a dedicated individual who’s never afraid to learn more. Max was the creative director for GCM’s Phoenix Challenge Competition team and he loves being an active member in our community and helping others.








Cecilia Ly (she/her) is a third-year Graphic Communications Management student at Toronto Metropolitan University. Currently pursuing a minor in Communication Design and a concentration in Packaging, she has a passion for all things branding and design. She loves reading, baking, and exploring new design trends in her free time and she is constantly looking for fun and innovative projects to get involved with!











Music: Beatboxin' Whistlin' and Clickin' - John Bartmann 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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