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—12/2014
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.
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Hallo, ich bin Erik

Posted by Gestalten—12/2014
Erik Spiekermann ist zum Inbegriff des Schriftgestalters geworden. Dieses umfangreiche Buch ist die erste Werkschau seines Schaffens.
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Ready to Print

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Wie man Daten so für den Druck aufbereitet, dass ein optimales Ergebnis erzielt wird.
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Erik Spiekermann House Numbers

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

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Brasil inspired

First Artwork Samples
Posted by Gestalten—12/2002

The publication contains artwork made by Artists worldwide based on their impressions on the country of Brazil.

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100 Berlin Designers

present
Posted by Gestalten—12/2002

Die bisher größte Berlin Design Präsentation

100 Berliner Designer präsentieren Mode, Produkte und Möbel am

7. Dezember 2002 von 15.00 Uhr bis 23.00 Uhr und am

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Profile Intermedia 5

6-8 dec. 2002
Posted by Gestalten—12/2002

last minute feature / nick bell / una designers

nick bell will give a presentation on the theme

"is it right to do this here?" nick bell is director

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AKAY (Stockholm)

at Filesharing
Posted by Gestalten—12/2002

During Akays last visit to Berlin, Kreuzbergs Oranienstrasse was his gallery. In the mid-eighties this streetartist started with writing and graffitti but soon focused on posters and stickers.

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Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

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