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Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann, born 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is author, information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography. He was founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. He is responsible for corporate design programs for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing, Bosch and way-finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others. In 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. He is board member of the German Design Council and Past President of the ISTD International Society of Typographic Designers, as well as the iiid International Institute for Informationdesign. In 2001 he left MetaDesign and now runs Edenspiekermann with offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Stuttgart & San Francisco. In 2001 he redesigned The Economist magazine in London. His book for Adobe Press,“Stop Stealing Sheep” has been reprinted several times and translated into German, Russian and Italian. His corporate font family for Nokia was released in 2002. In 2003 he received the Gerrit Noordzij Award from the Royal Academy in Den Haag. His type system DB Type for Deutsche Bahn was awarded the Federal German Design Prize in gold for 2006. In May 2007 he was the first designer to be elected into the Hall of Fame by the European Design Awards for Communication Design. Erik is Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen and in 2006 received an honorary doctorship from Pasadena Art Center. In 2007, he was made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in Britain. In 2009, he became European Ambassador for Innovation and Creativity by the European Union. The German Design Council gave him their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award in Germany. In May 2011 he was the 25th recipient of the TDC Medal, awarded by the Type Directors Club New York. Spiekermann lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco.
Erik Spiekermann, born 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is author, information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography. He was founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. He is responsible for corporate design programs for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing, Bosch and way-finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others. In 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. He is board member of the German Design Council and Past President of the ISTD International Society of Typographic Designers, as well as the iiid International Institute for Informationdesign. In 2001 he left MetaDesign and now runs Edenspiekermann with offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Stuttgart & San Francisco. In 2001 he redesigned The Economist magazine in London. His book for Adobe Press,“Stop Stealing Sheep” has been reprinted several times and translated into German, Russian and Italian. His corporate font family for Nokia was released in 2002. In 2003 he received the Gerrit Noordzij Award from the Royal Academy in Den Haag. His type system DB Type for Deutsche Bahn was awarded the Federal German Design Prize in gold for 2006. In May 2007 he was the first designer to be elected into the Hall of Fame by the European Design Awards for Communication Design. Erik is Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen and in 2006 received an honorary doctorship from Pasadena Art Center. In 2007, he was made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in Britain. In 2009, he became European Ambassador for Innovation and Creativity by the European Union. The German Design Council gave him their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award in Germany. In May 2011 he was the 25th recipient of the TDC Medal, awarded by the Type Directors Club New York. Spiekermann lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

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  1. FF Meta 1

    FF Meta 1

     

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    Multiformat
     | 8 fonts | $379
  2. FF Meta Pro Collection

    FF Meta Pro Collection

     

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    Multiformat
     | 28 fonts | $1,599
  3. FF Meta Collection

    FF Meta Collection

     

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    Multiformat
     | 28 fonts | $1,059
  4. FF Unit Collection

    FF Unit Collection

     

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    Multiformat
     | 14 fonts | $629
  5. FF Meta Serif Collection

    FF Meta Serif Collection

     

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     | 12 fonts | $539
  6. FF Meta Bold

    FF Meta Bold

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  7. FF Meta Pro 1

    FF Meta Pro 1

     

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     | 8 fonts | $569
  8. FF Meta Normal

    FF Meta Normal

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  9. FF Meta Sans/Serif Suite

    FF Meta Sans/Serif Suite

     

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     | 28 fonts | $1,099
  10. FF Meta Serif 1

    FF Meta Serif 1

     

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     | 6 fonts | $299
  11. FF Meta Light

    FF Meta Light

     

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     | 1 font | $59
  12. FF Unit 1

    FF Unit 1

     

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    Multiformat
     | 8 fonts | $379
  13. FF Meta Serif Pro Collection

    FF Meta Serif Pro Collection

     

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    Multiformat
     | 12 fonts | $809
  14. FF Meta Serif Book

    FF Meta Serif Book

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  15. FF Meta Book

    FF Meta Book

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  16. FF Meta Medium

    FF Meta Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  17. FF Unit Regular

    FF Unit Regular

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  18. FF Meta Sans/Serif Basic Suite

    FF Meta Sans/Serif Basic Suite

     

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    Multiformat
     | 8 fonts | $379
  19. FF Info Text Pro 1

    FF Info Text Pro 1

     

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    Multiformat
     | 6 fonts | $329
  20. FF Meta Pro Bold

    FF Meta Pro Bold

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $99
  21. FF Meta Pro Normal

    FF Meta Pro Normal

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $99
  22. FF Meta Serif Bold

    FF Meta Serif Bold

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $69
  23. FF Unit Slab Collection

    FF Unit Slab Collection

     

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    Multiformat
     | 14 fonts | $629
  24. FF Meta Normal Italic

    FF Meta Normal Italic

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  25. FF Unit Medium

    FF Unit Medium

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $69
  26. FF Unit Pro 1

    FF Unit Pro 1

     

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    Multiformat
     | 8 fonts | $569
  27. FF Unit Bold

    FF Unit Bold

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $69
  28. FF Unit Light

    FF Unit Light

     

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    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $69
  29. FF Meta Sans/Serif Pro Suite

    FF Meta Sans/Serif Pro Suite

     

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    Multiformat
     | 28 fonts | $1,659
  30. FF Unit Slab 1

    FF Unit Slab 1

     

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    Multiformat
     | 8 fonts | $379
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