Erik Spiekermann interview

I love listening to other designers talking about design, I find it so inspiring, and this one is no exception.  This is a video of an interview with typographer and design legend Erik Spiekermann. It is actually a couple of years old now, but I’ve only just come across it. If you haven’t already seen this, please do take the time to watch it.

We were pretty much ordered by our typography lecturer to buy a copy of ‘Stop Stealing Sheep’ when I was at university, so I’ve known about him for years, but even I was unaware of just how much classic design he is responsible for.

Also, who knew that George W. Bush only managed to beat Al Gore to power because the ballot forms in Florida were so badly designed. I couldn’t agree more with his view on that.

Erik Spiekermann – Putting Back the Face into Typeface from Gestalten on Vimeo.

I think 10% of a Spiekermann powered brain, is worth about 90% of mine!


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