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.

Next to founding MetaDesign and FontShop, the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts, and designing more instant classic typefaces than any other, he has been recognized as an outstanding expert internationally as a lecturer and professor.

Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture in our latest video and you will easily realize why. Before heading to new visionary pastures, the bike enthusiast will make a short stop to receive the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in February.

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Tags: Erik Spiekermann, typography, FontShop, MetaDesign,, German Design Award and Deutsche Bahn

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Concrete Music

I’m gearing up to start another project with Second Land. To help with that, I’ll be gathering some useful bits, here on NoCategories, so I can more easily share project notes. The first one: “concrete music“. Musique concrète (French for “concrete music” or “real music“) is a form of electroacoustic music that utilises acousmatic sound as a … Continued

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