Erik van Blokland

Erik van Blokland

Erik van Blokland (1967) studied Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy for Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, Holland. Erik started to collaborate with Just van Rossum under the name LetTeRror in Berlin, while working at MetaDesign. After experimenting with computer programming in connection to type design, they came up with Beowolf, the first typeface with a mind of its own. It was released by FontShop in July, 1990. The radical approach of Beowolf caused a lot of publicity for LeTterRor, and of course fame and fortune. Well, fame anyway. After stints at several places in the world, including David Berlow’s FontBureau, van Blokland settled in The Hague as an independent designer, working together separately with van Rossum. Their work now includes type design, illustration, magazines, corporate design, interactive design, animation, music, and websites. And lectures.

Erik Spiekermann

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...
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Just van Rossum

Just van Rossum

Just van Rossum (1966) studied Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy for Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, Holland. Van Rossum started to collaborate with Erik van Blokland under the name LetTeRror in Berlin, while working at MetaDesign, Erik Spiekermann's design studio. After experimenting with computer programming in connection to type design, they came up with Beowolf, the first typeface with a mind of its own. It was released by FontShop in May, 1990. The radical approach of Beowolf caused a lot of publicity for LeTterRor, and of course fame and fortune. Some other...
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Ralph Olivier du Carrois

Ralph Olivier du Carrois

Born February 3, 1975, Füssen/Allgäu Studied design at HfG Karlsruhe. Since 2003 in Berlin: graphic and type design at seite4. Since 2008: Carrois Type Design focusing on Cyrillic and Greek language extension and CI projects. Corporate Fonts: InArea, MetRoma, Suzuki, Share, Tern, Edenspiekermann, Russian Railways, ZDF-News, MMH Netrange, Cisco. Icons: MetRoma, Gravis, ZDF-News, TCHO, sentres, Museo de Art de Ponce, Bosch. Licensed typefaces: PTL Maurea, PTL Highbus, PTL Sadgirl. Commissioned work: FF Meta Hairline, Axel, FF MetaSerif Cyr/Greek. FreeFonts: Colaborate, DuFatFinger,...
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