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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Erik Spiekermann

founder/partner | Edenspiekermann

Berlin, Germany

"we don’t work for assholes"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Sustainability & Environment
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArchitectureArtBrand StrategyCraftsCultureDigital MediaGraphic DesignJournalismMediaPrintingPublishingTechnologyVisual ArtsWriting

Very good at:
+ finding good people
+ making them do good work
+ type and typography

About me & my work:

write, design, connect people

I am a typographer who studied History of Art and English in Berlin. Some of the typefaces I designed include FF Meta, FF MetaSerif, ITC Officina and many corporate typefaces.

In 1979 I founded MetaDesign, Germany's largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. Projects included corporate design programmes for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing and way­finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others.

In 1988 I started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. In 2001 I left MetaDesign and am now a partner in Edenspiekermann with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London and San Francisco.

My links:

Edenspiekermann | my design firm

spiekerblog | personal blog

FontShop | digital foundries


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