The Type Pod


March 14, 2022 Thesiswhisperer Season 1 Episode 5
The Type Pod
Show Notes

In this episode we talk about Baskerville, which is the most trustworthy typeface (as proven by Science.) 

Anitra has Feminist Thoughts about designer John Baskerville and thought it would be inappropriate for Jason to mansplain this particular typeface to her… but she found out some things about JB and, well, this episode takes a turn. 

We learn about how designer John Baskerville pissed off the establishment enough to be turned into a famous book character and perhaps inspired a riot. What happened to Baskerville after he died is possibly even more interesting than why he got dismissed by the Vox Classification system. 

And it’s not often you can say that.

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Our Producer, Professor Inger Mewburn is located at the Australian National University and is on twitter as @thesiswhisperer