I am thinking I’d like to start a video podcast YouTube channel* based around TypeDrawers where I chat with different members about their history, news related to type, threads on the site, and anything else related.
Does this seems a good idea? Who would need to approve such a thing?
*audio only version would be exported too with the goal to have on regular podcast venues
Of course, talking about typography lends itself to visuals. Perhaps you could produce a video podcast that considered that many of the subscribers would only be listening. Any important visuals could subsequently be looked up on the podcast's website.
I love it! I think a regular format where you ask those 4 topics -
About you: how did you become interested in type, what type/typography are you making at the moment, and what do you see in the future of type?
Type today: What recent type news was interesting for you?
TypeDrawers itself: Ideas, or recent, or inactive, threads on the site?
Anything else: What else do you think will be interesting to this audience?
- is a fantastic idea, and I expect many posters here could easily fill up an hour with such stuff that could be super fun and interesting.
Well, this is just my personal opinion (as always) as a regular poster on this forum, with no higher affiliation:
If you don't ask questions about TypeDrawers threads directly, and you don't use the name TypeDrawers yourself, and you don't post about it on TD outside one thread announcing it, then, I think absolutely no-one - its just another type & typography podcast/vlog.
If every episode has content about/referencing TypeDrawers, but you don't use the name yourself, well, its a bit borderline, but probably the same as above.
If you want to call it "The Official TypeDrawers Show" or whatever (lol) then you probably need to get approval from the current moderators (listed currently in https://typedrawers.com/discussion/3573/meet-the-moderators); or I should say, the other 2 moderators, since you are 1 of the current 3; and, especially, James, since he currently has donations made directly to him and so I guess is personally most highly responsible for the project.
Since it is an unincorporated project, it is ambiguous if you would need to get anything in writing about using the name, and IANAL, but I suspect there's some kind of unregistered trademark accrued to the TypeDrawers name, such that James could probably ask someone using the name without approval to stop doing so, via a lawyer, especially if it was "a podcast about this forum" and not something unrelated to typography that happened to use the name.
We just fixed the Typeradio site.
Sorry for the trouble.