Erik Spiekermann: Putting Back the Face into Typeface

Design genius Erik Spiekermann talks about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture.

“If I find something that I really like, that I think would work for the client, but it’s already used by someone else, or it’s too old, or I can’t afford to buy it or it would be a rip off, then I look at it for a long time, look through the books, draw it, sketch over it, and then I put it away. And then the next day I sit down and draw it from memory. And then it’s different. I read a novel, and then I rewrite it the next day in my own language.”
– Erik Spiekermann

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