North V South

The Podcast that is, and isn't, about design

About the show

A podcast from two English graphic designers. One from up North. The other one from down South.

They talk about design, illustration, technology, books and pies. Most of the time. More often than not.

Sometimes they might have guests. Sometimes, and more often than not, they won’t. But there will always be pies.

Always pies.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 89: Cheese and kimchee

    Episode  |  February 15th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  58 mins 2 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    This week's episode involves an almost 100% news-free mega rant which spirals off into Jodorowsky's Dune, wordless novels, giant spiders, martinis and, of course, pies.

  • Episode 88: Mutually Sporadic

    Episode  |  February 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 8 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    This week the chaps take a gander at the new ultra-post-rationalised Netflix ident, a risable Walkers crisp packet redesign, a Linea Sketch review, and Phillip Sulke's superb tanker photography.

  • Episode 87: Moldy Warp Speed

    Episode  |  January 25th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  53 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Comics / Tabletop Games / Slack Attacks / Elastic Brand Podcast / Dieter Rams / Pies and more…

  • Episode 86: From the depths of my chest freezer

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 9 mins
    design, horror, illustration, north-v-south

    It's Hallowe'en and the portal has opened between the now and the never never. But enough about Rob's bowel movements…

  • Episode 85: Bollocky font stuff

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 5 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    This week's episode of the podcast that is and isn't about design brings you forgettable fonts, silly phones, easter eggs, Inktober, and an adieu to Carlos Esquerra.

  • Episode 84: I'm not a dunker

    Episode  |  September 28th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Rob and Jon ask if design can save retail? Can design save anything at all? They do their best to obfuscate the entire debate.

    News includes Apple (briefly, you'll be relieved to hear), a new map of Antarctica, Fontsmith's new catalogue, kitbashed spaceships, octogenarian fashion models, Incompuito buildings and a new New Adventures Conference.

    Pies are consumed like the greedy capitalist pigs we are.

  • Episode 83: Read this panel next, dummy!

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 29 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south, special-guest

    This week our very special guest is Dan Berry: host of the wonderful podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody. Dan is also a comic artist, teacher, pen whittler, desk collector, and log cabin dweller.

  • Episode 82: A slipper of a podcast

    Episode  |  August 27th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 19 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    We're back again,
    with a hiatus haiku.
    You are most welcome.

  • Episode 81: The one with Mark

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 12 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south, special-guest

    We're delighted to have another special guest on the show. This time it's Mark Phoenix, web developer and co-host of the excellent Relative Paths podcast. He talks to us from underneath his secret blanket den in Cheltenham about his career in code.

  • Episode 80: The cross-section of a Damien Hirst

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 59 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    In this episode Jon is at a crossroads and Rob is generally cross with anything to do with crossing London.

    What time is love? No one knows, now we're all wearing Nuncs. Also with Roger Dean, Atari and Bill Gold, it's like the Seventies never went away.

  • Episode 79: The one with Ben the Illustrator

    Episode  |  May 21st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 7 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south, special-guest

    This week we are joined by special guest and master of the Bézier curve, Ben the Illustrator. We talk to him about his career in illustration, his creative process, his plans for the future, and why social media should be a two-way conversation.

  • Episode 78: Mountweazel

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 6 mins
    design, illustration, north-v-south, podcasts, tools

    Rob and Jon discuss tools they use everyday to help them do their work more efficiently. Find out who will survive when the grid shuts down.

    News includes a look at new sound effect library from the BBC, Flickr's new owners and a look forward to Thought Bubble.

    Jon's pie gets more points than Rob's. The world is in flux.

  • Going pro

    Article  |  April 23rd, 2018

    Welcome to North V South’s new home as we continue our push to go pro. Admittedly, we’re not pushing very hard…

  • Episode 77: The one with Daniel

    Episode  |  April 20th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 8 mins
    design, illustration, pies, special-guest

    Daniel Benneworth-Gray — book designer, writer, Twitter noise, and all round nice chap — joins us on the podcast that is, and isn't, about design.

  • Episode 76: Biolegio

    Episode  |  April 19th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 5 mins
    design, illustration, pies

    We're back for series three! Like a run down syphilitic bus. This week we talk digital tipping jars.