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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Another Dimension of Handmade

Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Berlin Wonderland

Pictures from a forgotten city
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Spoonbill & Sugartown

Brooklyn
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

October Shop of the Month

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Navigating the New World of Beer

A helpful style guide to point the way from classic beer cultures to fresh creations by the craft beer movement
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Let's Go Out Again featured on The Guardian. "Feast your eyes – some of the most unusual and spectacular restaurant interiors around the world."

The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

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