Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. Not only does he represent German typeface and corporate design like no other, but his work and companies he founded—MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann—have also had an unparalleled influence on contemporary graphic design around the globe.

At his newly opened workshop P98A Gallery, this master tells us about the beauty of constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles. This video also gives you a sneak peak into Gestalten's upcoming Gestalten book Hello, I am Erik, the first-ever visual biography of Erik Spiekermann's life and work. The book is written and designed by Johannes Erler and his office in close cooperation with Erik Spiekermann.

View our upcoming letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann. 

Hello, I am Erik

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Erik Spiekermann is the epitome of a typographer. This comprehensive book is the first to showcase his body of work and tell the story of his life.
→ read more

Hallo, ich bin Erik

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Erik Spiekermann ist zum Inbegriff des Schriftgestalters geworden. Dieses umfangreiche Buch ist die erste Werkschau seines Schaffens.
→ read more

Ready to Print

Posted by Gestalten—10/2014
Wie man Daten so für den Druck aufbereitet, dass ein optimales Ergebnis erzielt wird.
→ read more

Erik Spiekermann House Numbers

Contemporary
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014
House Numbers by Erik Spiekermann proof that good typography begins at home.
→ read more

Talking Type

About Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Gestalten.tv met a true "Type Writer" and typography expert to find out more about the "GPS for fonts." Alongside Martin Lorenz and Lupi Ascensio of TwoPoints.Net

→ read more

How To Build a Business: Monocle’s 50 Steps to Success

In an exclusive excerpt from The Monocle Guide to Good Business, we give you access to some of their expert advice on how to start and run a business.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration
Posted by Angie—09/2014

Kauf Dich Glücklich

Bremen
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

September Shop of the Month

→ read more

Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book

Book Launch at Gestalten Pavilion
Posted—08/2014

Recent Book Releases

show all

Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed in the October 17 issue of Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung.“The Craft and the Makers bietet tolle Fotografien und Geschichten, die besondere Einblicke ins Handwerk gewähren."

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the September issue of Das österreichische Grafische Gewerbe.

5-page feature on Hello, I am Erik in the October issue of print&media.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.