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Erik spiekermann

  1. 1. Erik Spiekermann<br />Graphic Designer<br />
  2. 2. Biography<br />Born May 30, 1947 in Stadthagen, Lower Saxony, Germany<br />Known as a designer & a typographer<br />Lecturer at University of Arts Bremen<br />Studied Art History at Berlin’s Free University<br />
  3. 3. Early Life 1972-1989<br />While studying in Berlin’s Free University Erik funded his own hot metal printing press.<br />Worked on his own typefaces<br />Started out as a freelance Graphic Designer in London<br />Returned to Berlin to start MetaDesign with 2 partners<br />
  4. 4. MetaDesign<br />Started in Berlin in 1979<br />Partnered with UliMayer-Johanssen and Hans Ch. Krüger<br />Offices in Berlin, Beijing, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Zurich and San Francisco<br />Employs 330 employees<br />Europes 3rd largest design agency<br />
  5. 5. MetaDesigns Work<br />Berlin Transport System (BVG)<br />Düsseldorf Airport Authority<br />Audi<br />Volkswagen<br />Ferrari<br />The Economist Group<br />Plus many many more<br />
  6. 6. Berlin Transit System (BVG)<br />Offices overlooking the Berlin Wall<br />Re-building Germany<br />U-Bahn<br />Trams<br />Buses Ferries<br />
  7. 7. Düsseldorf Airport Authority<br />One of Spiekermann’s first and most important works to date<br />Rebuilt after fire<br />Designed all the signage within the airport<br />Originally temporary but began permanent<br />
  8. 8. Later Work 1989-2001<br />Still works for MetaDesign<br />In 1989 started FontShop<br />Worked with wife Joan Spiekermann<br />Continued working on typefaces<br />
  9. 9. FontShop<br />First ever font seller in digital type history<br />Five FontShops Worldwide: Australia, Austria, Benelux, Germany and America<br />FSI FontShop International is the liscensor for the 5 shops and owns FontShop USA in San Francisco<br />The other 4 shops are seperately owned<br />
  10. 10. Work Today 2001-Present<br />Left MetaDesign In 2001<br />Started UDN (United Designers Networks) also in 2001<br />Continues work on typography<br />
  11. 11. UDN (United Designers Network)<br />Founded in 2001<br />3 offices worldwide: Berlin, London and San Fransisco<br />Employs 60 employees worldwide<br />Graphic Design company<br />Worked with: Carhartt, Utrecht city Theatre and Enecowind<br />
  12. 12. Typography<br />Spiekermann was well known for his typefaces<br />He has created 9 typeface to date<br />Independently and with partners<br />Has built both commercial typefaces and typefaces as part of corporate deign programmes<br />
  13. 13. Erik’s Typefaces<br />Berliner Grotesk<br />Lo-Type<br />ITC Officiana Sans<br />ITC Officiana Serif<br />FF Meta<br />FF Govan<br />FF Info<br />FF Unit<br />FF Meta Serif<br />
  14. 14. Examples of Work<br />
  15. 15. Today<br />Erik spiekermann still works in the UDN<br />Has received many awards: GerritNoordzij Prize - 2003 German Design Award - 2006 European Designers Hall of Fame and Honorary Royal Designer for Industry 2007<br />Co-Author Book: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works <br />
  16. 16. “Other people look at bottles of wine or girl’s bottom’s. I just get kicks out of looking at type”Erik Spiekermann - 2007<br />
  17. 17. Sources<br />Wikipedia<br />Google images<br /><br /><br /><br />