Sharp FM is the audio channel of Sharp Type. This mix series features monthly collaborations with guests from a variety of musical disciplines. We design the covers and tracklist graphics, giving us an opportunity to showcase our current typefaces, have fun with typography, and even create new fonts for the occasion. Like a good mix, typefaces are storytelling devices, and we hope you enjoy exploring this unique project.
Sharp FM 018: POiSON GiRL FRiEND for Sharp Freehand
Sharp Freehand
2 styles
Sharp FM 018: POiSON GiRL FRiEND for Sharp Freehand
"Gen X meets Gen Z. Love, love, love… L’amour, l’amour, l’amour…
Sharp FM 016: DJ Nigga Fox for Sharp Serif
Sharp Serif Text
12 styles
Sharp FM 016: DJ Nigga Fox for Sharp Serif
DJ Nigga Fox is a limitless innovator of batida, the brain-and-body dance movement that's been erupting from Lisbon's diasporic club scene. Cover art previews Sharp Serif at small and miniature settings.
Sharp FM 015: Ivan Berko for Sharp Serif & Sharp Earth
Sharp Earth
12 styles
Sharp Serif Text
12 styles
Sharp FM 015: Ivan Berko for Sharp Serif & Sharp Earth
“This mix is about the possibility of being in love while international war rages on.” –Ivan Berko
Sharp FM 014: Prince Language for Drops
Respira
1 styles
Sharp FM 014: Prince Language for Drops
Prince Language's ambient mix gets paired with My-Lan Thuong's inky exploration, Drops, for a parallel play in soothing rhythm and texture
Sharp FM 013: Yu Su for Centra Mono & Post Grotesk
Post Grotesk
12 styles
Centra Mono
8 styles
Sharp FM 013: Yu Su for Centra Mono & Post Grotesk
a dubbed-out montage that tours the gorgeous freak terrains of the Fourth World
Sharp FM 012: J. Albert & Will August Park for Doyle
Doyle
10 styles
Sharp FM 012: J. Albert & Will August Park for Doyle
NYC multi-instrumentalists J. Albert and Will August Park put together a mix of unreleased material and personal favorites. The inky, friendly shapes of Doyle define the cover art, paying homage to the delivery trucks that define the cityscape.
Sharp FM 011: Lovefingers' Lazy Summer Mix for Octave
Octave
12 styles
Sharp FM 011: Lovefingers' Lazy Summer Mix for Octave
LA's Lovefinger's brings a day dreamy end-of-summer mix to Sharp FM, with Marc Rouault's Doss Acid bringing a dose of visual synesthesia
Sharp FM 010: Triad God feat. Palmistry for Respira & Sharp Earth Pan Euro
Sharp Earth PanEuro
12 styles
Respira
1 styles
Sharp FM 010: Triad God feat. Palmistry for Respira & Sharp Earth Pan Euro
The mysterious London MC surfaces with a rare mix alongside a new heavy weight of Sharp Fraktur, its fine composition in perfect tension with its dramatic flair, much like our musical guest.
Sharp FM 009: Tornado Wallace for Greenstone & Tarnac Sans
Greenstone
2 styles
Tarnac Sans
10 styles
Sharp FM 009: Tornado Wallace for Greenstone & Tarnac Sans
The Berlin-based producer and DJ delivers a cinematic hour pulled from a Letterboxd lover's selection of soundtracks; co-stars Greenstone Italic and Tarnac Sans make a handsome pair on the cover art.
Sharp FM 008: Ian Kim Judd for Greenstone
Greenstone
2 styles
Sharp FM 008: Ian Kim Judd for Greenstone
Ian Kim Judd's meditative mix is paired with Greenstone's large, flaring capitals and delicate, expansive serifs on the cover, which are beautifully contrasted by Laurel Schwulst's soft spherical gradient artwork.
Sharp FM 007: Umfang for Carta Nueva & Octave
Carta Nueva
5 styles
Octave
12 styles
Sharp FM 007: Umfang for Carta Nueva & Octave
Brooklyn's finest techno DJ expands her horizons for Sharp FM's Taurus mix, giving us the opportunity to showcase the virtuosic new direction of Carta Nueva Backward.
Sharp FM 004: Salamanda for Sharp Grotesk Korean
Sharp Grotesk 한글
36 styles
Sharp FM 004: Salamanda for Sharp Grotesk Korean
Seoul-based Salamanda debut their first mix of 2023 for the Lunar New Year and Aquarius season, giving us an opportunity to preview Sharp Grotesk Hangul
Sharp FM 003: S&M for Centra Mono & Tarnac Sans
Centra Mono
8 styles
Tarnac Sans
10 styles
Sharp FM 003: S&M for Centra Mono & Tarnac Sans
Our first Sharp FM mix of 2023 comes courtesy of Brooklyn-based artist Sam Clarke, whose bracing, elemental mix is complemented by the precise curves and strokes of Josh Finklea's Octave.
Sharp FM 002: Bianca Lexis for Carta Nueva
Carta Nueva
5 styles
Sharp FM 002: Bianca Lexis for Carta Nueva
Our end-of-the-year mix comes courtesy of Bianca Lexis, celebrating the winter solstice with Sharp Fraktur's darker weight on the cover.
Sharp FM 001: Jen Monroe for Carta Nueva
Octave
12 styles
Sharp FM 001: Jen Monroe for Carta Nueva
Sharp FM is now live! First show 001 by Jen Monroe, with a classical mix for Octave.