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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 Unit Rounded Medium

    FF Unit Rounded Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  2. FF Unit Rounded Bold

    FF Unit Rounded Bold

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  3. FF Meta Pro Bold Italic

    FF Meta Pro Bold Italic

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  4. FF Meta Condensed Black

    FF Meta Condensed Black

     

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     | 1 font | $59
  5. FF Meta Serif Black

    FF Meta Serif Black

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  6. FF Govan

    FF Govan

     

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     | 3 fonts | $65
  7. FF Unit Slab Ultra

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  8. FF Unit Rounded

    FF Unit Rounded

     

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     | 6 fonts | $299
  9. FF Unit Rounded Light

    FF Unit Rounded Light

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  10. FF Info Display Medium

    FF Info Display Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $59
  11. FF Meta Serif Pro Medium

    FF Meta Serif Pro Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  12. FF Unit Black

    FF Unit Black

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  13. FF Info Text Book

    FF Info Text Book

     

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     | 1 font | $65
  14. FF Meta Serif Pro Light

    FF Meta Serif Pro Light

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  15. FF Unit Slab Pro Regular

    FF Unit Slab Pro Regular

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  16. FF Unit Pro Thin

    FF Unit Pro Thin

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  17. FF Unit Slab Medium

    FF Unit Slab Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  18. FF Info Text Medium

    FF Info Text Medium

     

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     | 1 font | $65
  19. FF Meta Pro Medium Italic

    FF Meta Pro Medium Italic

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  20. FF Meta Pro Condensed Black

    FF Meta Pro Condensed Black

     

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     | 1 font | $89
  21. FF Meta Correspondence Pro

    FF Meta Correspondence Pro

     

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     | 4 fonts | $289
  22. FF Meta Pro Thin

    FF Meta Pro Thin

     

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     | 1 font | $89
  23. FF Unit Slab Pro Bold

    FF Unit Slab Pro Bold

     

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     | 1 font | $99
  24. FF Meta Black Italic

    FF Meta Black Italic

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  25. FF Unit Medium Italic

    FF Unit Medium Italic

     

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     | 1 font | $69
  26. FF Meta Headline Compressed Bold

    FF Meta Headline Compressed Bold

     

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     | 1 font | $55
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