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Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann is a typographer, type designer, and author. In 1979 he co-founded MetaDesign, followed by FontShop in 1989 (with Joan Spiekermann) and Edenspiekermann in 2002 (with Susanna Dulkinys). He has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Singapore. Erik designed several typefaces (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, FF Real, as well as custom type for The Economist, Deutsche Bahn, Cisco, Bosch, Mozilla, Autodesk). In 2013 he founded p98a.berlin, a typographic workshop dedicated to post-digital letterpress printing. (Photograph: © Dennis Letbetter)