Erik Spiekermann On Thirty Conversations On Design

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News | Yves Peters | November 2, 2009

Thirty Conversations On Design is a project by Joe Cecere – VP, Creative Director at Little&Company, a Minneapolis-based strategic design firm. An active mentor and member of AIGA Minnesota, his expertise and work are sought out by clients that include Target Corporation, Warner Bros., Microsoft and many household regional brands including the Minnesota Historical Society. The Thirty Conversations On Design website collects the thoughts of 30 of the world’s most inspired creative professionals – architects, designers, authors and leaders of iconic brands.

We asked them two questions: “What single example of design inspires you most?” and “What problem should design solve next?” Their answers might surprise you. But hopefully, they’ll all inspire you. Discover what they have to say. Then share your thoughts. After all, this is a conversation. We’d love for you to join.


The first batch of interviews has been up for a couple of days, and includes Ellen Lupton, Paula Sher, Massimo Vignelli, and FontFeed mentor Erik Spiekermann. Spiekermann shares his thoughts on the alphabet, Johannes Gutenberg, being an artist vs. a designer, and changing a blank piece of paper to something with meaning.

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2 Comments:

  1. As usual, he’s frank and informative. Looking forward to see what Vignelli has to say this weekend coming at OFFSET09, big design seminar here in Dublin, Ireland.

    Posted by Youssef Sarhan on Nov. 2, 2009
  2. Didn’t manage to get tickets for Offset unfortunately, was really looking forward to it as well. Anyone with spare tickets shout back…please!
    Right, I’m off to hear Erik being frank and informative! ;)

    Posted by Ger Heffernan on Nov. 3, 2009

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