Just Van Rossum

Just Van Rossum

Manfred Klein

Manfred Klein

Manfred Klein lives in Frankfurt and for decades was a type setter and worked in advertising before he became involved in creating typefaces. Today he makes faces that are very much his own, with little influence from other people’s designs. These he does with all sorts of digital equipment: scanners, pressure sensitive graphic trays as well as misconfiguration filters in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. On the side he also writes about type design in a variety of publications.
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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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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...
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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 typefaces by LeTTeRRoR: Trixie, Erikrighthand, Justlefthand, Instant Types, Advert and Kosmik. After stints at several places in the world, including David Berlow's FontBureau, but not Adobe, van Rossum settled in the Hague as independent designers, working together separately with Erik van Blokland.