In early 2008 type designer and FontShop co-founder Erik Spiekermann re-imagined the FontFeed as a standalone blog dedicated to typography and it officially launched in its new space on 9 September, 2008. The FontFeed once existed in a different form at FontShop.com with posts by Stephen Coles, but now combines the insightful voices of prominent design writer Jürgen Siebert and typography expert Yves Peters, with occasional contributions from Herr Spiekermann himself. Read more about the new FontFeed.
Yves Peters (Ghent, Belgium)
In August 2008 Yves put his graphic design career on the back burner, freeing him to concentrate on his writing and related activities in the digital type business. He writes his Bald Condensed type reviews on Typographer.org and edits Unzipped, the blog on the FontShop BeNeLux home page. Yves also is an accomplished drummer with British/Belgian pop/rock band Troubleman and Americana outfit Rosa Luxe*. His talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life. Posts by Yves | Contact | Twitter
Chief Marketing Officer of FontShop AG, Jürgen also co-founded the German graphic arts magazine PAGE, and co-edited FontBook – dubbed the bible of digital typefaces. He is a member of the FontFont TypeBoard and since 1997 he has been responsible for FontShop Germany’s TYPO Berlin, arguably the largest annual design conference in Europe. Jürgen edits Fontblog.de, an online journal of design, typography and media which entered the Top 20 in the German blog charts in summer 2008. Posts by Jürgen | Contact
Erik Spiekermann (Everywhere, World)
Erik is an information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces), and author of books and articles on design and typography. In 2003 Erik received the Gerrit Noordzij Award from the Royal Academy in Den Haag and he was recently elected an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in Britain. Erik travels often, practicing design and speaking to students and professionals around the world. Posts by Erik | Contact
The FontFeed editors, San Francisco, October 2008
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