Pocket Casts Gets Acquired by NPR and Other Public Radio Stations

Shifty Jelly is one of my favourite developers out there. Pocket Casts is one of the rare apps that we feature almost every year in the end of year Highlight and of course through covering their lovely big updates that happen across platforms multiple times a year. Pocket Casts is also one of my favourite apps on all platforms. When they announced that WNYC, NPR, WBEZ and This American Life as a group approached them and acquired Pocket Casts, both Preshit and myself were pretty shocked.

Their blog post goes on multiple times to ensure that users and customers know that nothing will change going forward for Pocket Casts as an app. I’m beyond happy for the team. I spoke to Russel in depth on The Dialogue and hope to do another one with him in the future once things settle. This is a huge deal for the team and I wish them the best with this.

I’m curious to see what this big partnership entails for podcasts as a whole because Pocket Casts is basically podcasts for me at this point.




Meister is a Custom Typeface for Jägermeister by NM type

NM type is a type foundry made up of a creative collaboration between Noel Pretorius and María Ramos that is known for creating Kinetic, a retail typeface in 2017. For their next project, the duo was tasked to create a Meister — a custom typeface for Jägermeister.

Meister is a new typeface designed by NM type for Jägermeister’s global communication. The custom typeface gives the brand a unique voice in all media channels. There are three key design features that make Meister typeface unique: the 45° angle cuts and diagonal strokes, the flattened curves, and the blocky appearance.

The typeface is part of Jägermeister’s new global identity and advertising campaign, marking the first major rebrand in its history. The creative platform by ad agency Opperman Weiss ‘Be the Meister’ is currently being rolled out worldwide in TVC, print and web.

I’m off to take a shot.

[Via Noel]




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