Erik Spiekermann is a well respected typographer and graphic designer from Germany. He is a both a teacher and critic who is an inspiration to much of the design industry.
Erik Spiekermann also represents German typeface and graphic like no other in his position. His book, Hello, I am Erik is a visual biographical journey that maps his life as a designer as well as his work. Full of interviews, essay’s and work samples this is a must have for any designer or creative. Furthermore it comes in a beautiful hard back cover.
The founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann has been a successful entrepreneur and impulse generator for decades. When Erik Spiekermann founded FontShop International with his wife Joan and Neville Brody, he helped establish the internet as a source for buying fonts. His typefaces FF Meta and ITC Officina have been bestsellers for years and are already considered modern classics by typographers worldwide. Spiekermann now likes to comment on current developments in the world of design via Twitter, where he has more than 250,000 followers. In 2011, he received the German Design Award for lifetime achievement.