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Erik Spiekermann

Typographer & Designer; Founder of Galerie P98a; Partner at Edenspiekermann

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 Erik Spiekermann Biography

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.

In January, 2014, Spiekermann founded Galerie P98a, a company that experiments with new technologies to make new type for letterpress. He has also been a partner at the independent design studio, Edenspiekermann, since 2009.

Spiekermann lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

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Hello, I am Erik: Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

Hello, I am Erik: Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Erik Spiekermann

Typographer & Designer; Founder of Galerie P98a; Partner at Edenspiekermann

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Erik Spiekermann Biography

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.

In January, 2014, Spiekermann founded Galerie P98a, a company that experiments with new technologies to make new type for letterpress. He has also been a partner at the independent design studio, Edenspiekermann, since 2009.

Spiekermann lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

Erik Spiekermann Videos

  • Erik Spiekermann - Extra Interview - YouTube
  • Erik Spiekermann: Typomaniac - YouTube
  • Hello, I am Erik—The German Letterman on Vimeo

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  • How to book Erik Spiekermann?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Erik Spiekermann for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Erik Spiekermann, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Erik Spiekermann or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Erik Spiekermann?

    Booking fees for Erik Spiekermann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Erik Spiekermann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Erik Spiekermann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Erik Spiekermann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Erik Spiekermann for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Erik Spiekermann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Erik Spiekermann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Erik Spiekermann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Erik Spiekermann for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Erik Spiekermann generally travels from BerlinGermany and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Brian Collins, Sarah Sze and Randy Hunt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Spiekermann for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Erik Spiekermann Speaker Videos

  • Erik Spiekermann - Extra Interview - YouTube
    Erik Spiekermann: Typomaniac - YouTube
  • Hello, I am Erik—The German Letterman on Vimeo

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