Monday, June 7, 2010
erik spiekermann, in the last 20 years, briefly, (ian)
Erik Spiekermann calls himself an information architect.
In 1979, where, together with two partners, he founded MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm, with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. The firm’s projects included work for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing, Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many other clients.
In 1988, Spiekermann started FontShop, a digital typeface foundry and distributor of fonts.
His book, Stop Stealing Sheep, first published in 1993, has sold over 150,000 copies and is currently in its second edition.
In 2000, work on a new project: The United Designers Network, a collaboration of many designers he has worked with over the years.
# ITC Officina Sans (1990)
# ITC Officina Serif (1990)
# FF Meta (1991-1998)
# FF Govan (2001)
# FF Info (2000)
# FF Unit (2003)
# FF Meta Serif (with Christian Schwartz and Chris Sowersby, 2007)