Erik Spiekermann

Recent articles about Erik Spiekermann

Postmodern jam session

Issue 83, Summer 2012

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Jan Middendorp recalls Fuse, the type ‘magazine’ that opened up (and put the lid on) a transient…

Six degrees of Erik Spiekermann

Issue 74, Winter 2009

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Visit Berlin, and it won’t be long before you encounter Erik Spiekermann. His…

Meta’s tectonic man

Issue 18, Autumn 1995

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In Erik Spiekermann’s hands, typographic design is a tool for rendering the world more accessible…

Beyond typography

Issue 15, Winter 1994

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Fuse’s talented team is on an inspired quest to ‘Make it new!’ But what is the project really…

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992

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The old manufacturing companies that dominated typeface production through most of this century…

Stamps and the public interest

Issue 9, Summer 1993

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Since Rowland Hill’s introduction of the Penny Black in 1840, the postage stamp…

Typography’s new priests

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

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‘Type90’ brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford…

Recent blog posts by Erik Spiekermann

The printed howl

20 February 2021

Though locked down in London, this exhibition of letterpress protest posters has plenty of messages for the world
If the past few years have felt like one long trail of division, doom and injustice, followed by the deadly silence and devastating death toll of the pandemic, then ‘Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters’ is the exhibition for you, writes John L. Walters.

Type Tuesday: Happy Birthday St Bride!

26 November 2020

Some of our favourite speakers return to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St Bride Printing Library on 1 December 2020
Eye magazine started organising Type Tuesdays as a regular St Bride Library event back in 2013, and it has been a wonderful partnership: a way to bring designers together for a social occasion that is educative and fun, and an opportunity for the magazine team to keep in touch with readers and contributors, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

Font Li Beirut – harmony in discord

8 September 2020

Li Beirut is a unique font – made in a week by 160 type designers – to support victims of last month’s Beirut blast. Nadine Chahine writes for Eye about her Letters of Hope project
On Tuesday 4 August 2020, villages and towns to the north, east, and south of Beirut began to report a big explosion, writes Nadine Chahine.

Hacking Gutenberg

13 March 2019

Eye’s Type Tuesday about 21st-Century letterpress featured Double Dagger, The Counter Press and Erik Spiekermann. A splendid time was had by all
Erik Spiekermann opened his talk at Type Tuesday on 5 March 2019 with some ruminations on the subject of craft: ‘Craft, skill, trade, vocation: The human impulse to make something for its own sake, to do it as well as you can,’ writes John L. Walters

Noted #75

13 May 2016

I Like Birds in Trittau; Mucho’s Tenderloin; Cercle on Costumes and P98a Paper’s Zombies of Berlin
Here is a small selection of graphic design for galleries and museums and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.

Talking about the A-Word

13 May 2013

John O’Reilly reports from day one of the inaugural Point Conference in London, where the designated theme was ‘authenticity’.
There was a little thought-bubble that imagined Erik Spiekermann carving out his lecture, live, on his body, Sagmeister-style, so that the first Point Conference’s attendees would swoon at his bloody authenticity, writes John O’Reilly. But I was glad he didn’t.

Type Tuesday: Forward to page 1

19 June 2012

Managing (Great) expectations with a mix of ‘Pecha Kucha and speed dating’
A thought-provoking evening at the Design Museum marked the launch of Page 1: Great Expectations, the first publication by GraphicDesign&, writes Caroline Roberts.

From sideline to centre stage

11 April 2012

TYPO San Francisco shows the way digressions can become the main event
The level of talks at TYPO San Francisco was uniformly high, writes John D. Berry (also a speaker at the conference). Both days were opened by lively, inspiring women: Tina Roth Eisenberg (below, aka SwissMiss) and Jessica Hische on the second.