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 99: A polished Saveloy

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 3 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    If you can't polish a turd then can you polish a saveloy? Here at North V South we give it a bloody good attempt.

  • Episode 98: Not much demand for herding

    Episode  |  November 28th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 2 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Episode 98 is piping hot and cooling on the window sill. We take a peek under the crisp pastry lid of the zeitgeist and find cyber trucks, Chris Ware comics, lovely stationery shops, board games a go-go, cartoon nihilism, and the inner gubbins of pies.

  • Episode 97: Uncleftish Beholding

    Episode  |  November 15th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 16 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    We ask the questions that the Conservative and Labour parties are too afraid to ask: What kind of casserole would Darth Vader eat?

  • Episode 96: A long discussion about eggs

    Episode  |  October 10th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 58 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Get ready to shed 96 tears. We're back.

  • Episode 95: Pumping yourself on the sofa

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 42 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    You want eclectic. We deliver. Our Deeply Unintelligent™ AI units have digested the internet and spend an hour talking about a whole load of utter nonsense.

  • Episode 94: People are stupid

    Episode  |  August 5th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 20 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    A ruined building stands alone, wreathed in vines, wrapped in mystery. Its cracked portico reveals a dark and brooding entrance, occasionally brightened by a pulsing red dot of light. Inside lurks Episode 94 of the podcast that is, and isn't, about design. Lost in time. Forgotten by civilisation. Waiting. Just for you…

  • Episode 93: Go outside and act like a turkey

    Episode  |  July 5th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 4 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Hello. It's us again. We continue to creep towards a hundred much like Geoff Boycott in his pomp.

    This week we talk about, in no particular order: model robots, LEGO Space, Worzel Gummidge, notebooks, touch typing, Mac Pro, sweet wrappers, knots, the evils of social media, and, biensûr, pies.

  • Episode 92: Back to the fog and bad food

    Episode  |  May 29th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 8 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Roll up, roll up. Listen to a dog drinking beer. From Belgium. The beer, that is. The dog's from England, mate. In other news: Panic's Playdate, BT's new look, Manga at the British something or other, Microsoft browsers, Shanghai bookshops, and, naturellement, pies.

  • Episode 91: Why, why, why, why, why, why

    Episode  |  May 10th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  51 mins 9 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    This week's podcast focuses on things we make that have no real worth. Many would say that covers this podcast and they're probably right.

    We look at recent news items that follow this trend; such as re-edits of 42-year-old children's films, speculative architectural visualisations, and self-digitising notebooks. "Why, why, why, why, why?", asks one of our hosts.

    But without making things that seemingly have no worth, how would we end up with beauties like x6udpngx?

  • Episode 90: Zombie Pie

    Episode  |  April 26th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 51 secs
    design, illustration, north-v-south

    Welcome to the first episode in a new series of North V South: the podcast that is, and isn't, about design.

    We're talking taking breaks, blue plaques, iMacs, Kellog's, Capcom and Hellboy, among many other bits and bobs of design-related ephemera. Give us a whirl. You never know, you might like it.

  • 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…