Sunday, October 21, 2007

Designer Profile: Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann is one of the most well known modern day type designers. The author of many books, including "Stop stealing sheep and Find Out How Type Works", which is a great resource for seasoned professionals or people just beginning. He is the man behind many well known typefaces that are characterized by Humanist forms. Learn more about him here or read his blog. Or you can drool over fonts produced by his company FontShop (auf deutsch) or the english version.

A presentation given by him about him

Why Arial is Steve Job's Fault
Audio is a little tough to hear but the gist of it is that Steve Jobs included Helvetica on Macs. Which was copied by Microsoft and turned into Arial.

Speakermann breaks it down. Speak son, speak the truth.

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