Posts by Erik Spiekermann

 

Adrian Frutiger: Mr. Univers

On May 24th Adrian Frutiger celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the occasion I wrote this text for the Swiss magazine Hochparterre.

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Erik Spiekermann’s Typo Tips

With the invention of “desktop publishing”, designers found themselves setting type on their computers for the first time. Until then, they had made type specifications for typesetters and left the job up to the professionals. As a result, you can still see classic inaccuracies in typesetting, even in top-quality printed matter. Here you will find [...]

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Celebrating Evert Bloemsma

By historical standards, the FontFont library is a young library. Most of the designers behind it were still at school when digital type started to free type design and production from its industrial constraints and the division of labour. Among those young designers, Evert Bloemsma was one of the oldest and most experienced.

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