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Putting the Face Back in Typeface

Saturday 02.05.2011 , Posted by

Creating timeless and influential work over the last three decades, typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann is a design legend. Some notable accomplishments include founding FontShop, the first ever digital distributer of fonts, while also designing more instantly classic fonts than any other.

In this excellent video interview by, he shares from his vast knowledge on the design process and looks to the future while discussing possibilities for new visual language. What’s next for Spiekermann? In February he will be receiving the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. Keep up with all things typographic at his blog

Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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