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Erik Spiekermann - Putting Back the Face into Typeface


Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades.

After founding MetaDesign and FontShop (the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts), and designing many classic typefaces, he has been recognized as an outstanding design expert internationally.

Listen to this designer talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client cultures.

Before heading to new visionary pastures, this bike enthusiast will make a short stop to receive the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2011.



Posted in: Film + Video, Typography

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Comments [7]
An unashamed, and passionate, type designer, philosopher and German! :)

Fantastic little clip of a really inspirational character.

Thanks!
Ray
03.21.11
07:54

what an inspiring person. I could listen to him, talk for hours
jad
03.21.11
05:24

Thank you for this! Inspiring and intelligent. Should be seen by letter lovers everywhere.
Jane
03.22.11
07:20

Truly inspiring. As an upcoming design student, lots of priceless information to be taken away from this.
Adam
03.23.11
11:12

inspiring stuff.
felixsockwell
03.23.11
12:30

".... they voted for an asshole....who started a war...graphic design can change lives."

Precious...
Ron Rifkin
03.23.11
10:57

Wow amazing analogy between music and the design of typefaces, the point of view on how graphic design can improve many aspects of daily life is ... inspiring.

Erik is inspiring
Jesús Federico Coyotzi Lumbreras
04.21.11
03:31



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