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 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.

  • Episode 75: I love a bit of blank media

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 16 mins
    design, illustration, pies

    Our emissaries of ephemera discuss whether social media has levelled the playing field for both Davids and Goliaths.

  • Episode 74: Noggin the Nog

    Episode  |  February 23rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 11 secs
    fieldtrip

    This week our podcasting curators visit the British Museum, taking in snarky mugs, cuneiform receipts, Roman curses, walrus chess pieces, Portuguese custard tarts, and a very noisy pub.

  • Episode 73: It could parch an Elephant

    Episode  |  February 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 17 mins
    design

    Our ministers of gloom discuss what makes bad design.

  • Episode 72: Emotional Support Peacock

    Episode  |  February 6th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 43 secs
    the fall

    We say goodbye to Mark E. Smith with a new jingle…

  • Episode 71: Plasticine eagle

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins
    newspaper design

    The Guardian has had a redesign. North V South takes a look at what’s changed.

  • Episode 70: Concerning Hobbits

    Episode  |  January 15th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
    lord of the rings

    A podcast about, but not about, The Lord of the Rings.

  • Episode 69: Episode 69 - Dudes!

    Episode  |  January 11th, 2018  |  49 mins 35 secs

    Happy New Year podcast fans. Here's a new episode…

  • Episode 68: Episode 68 – I like the old one better

    Episode  |  December 21st, 2017  |  57 mins 32 secs

    And so it's Christmas. In this episode Jon contin…

  • Episode 67: Episode 67 – Graphic design for squirrels

    Episode  |  December 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 31 secs

    Recorded over a month ago, here's an episode of t…