Typographic Design in the Digital Domain:
A Conversation With Erik Spiekermann

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Type Tips | Yves Peters | November 23, 2011

This is a perfect complement to the conference for any new readers coming here after seeing me talk at Beyond Tellerrand. Metro, the design paradigm behind Windows Phone is in part a celebration of typography. In this short film, godfather of modern type Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques. Highly recommended viewing.

For more info on this and other films in this series, go to Ubelly, the unofficial official Microsoft blog for developers who love the web. This video was made for Microsoft by Johnny Daukes.

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  1. Great video. Funny thing though considering what Erik said in the Helvetica film about doing something for Microsoft. :-)

    Posted by sye on Nov. 24, 2011
  2. I didn’t do anything for Microsoft. I just answered questions in an interview with a good friend. No money ever changed hands.

    Posted by erik on Nov. 24, 2011
  3. Great interview and love that ending about the need to ignore bad design. I really agree! No point getting upset when seeing crimes committed against form and function.. Although Erik says nobody has died from bad graphic design, I do suffer!!

    Posted by Tatiana Hindes on Nov. 24, 2011
  4. I like what he says about the simplicity of the 60’s. Back then, black was it. Maybe one other color. Four color was too expensive.

    Posted by andy on Dec. 8, 2011
  5. great interview!

    thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Hussain Almossawi on Dec. 13, 2011

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