Join us for a tour with Erik in Berlin!
To kick off our virtual salon series, everyone is invited to join us via Zoom webinar as longtime member, TDC Medalist, and former board member, Erik Spiekermann gives us a tour of p98a, his gallery and experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin.
Registration for this special event is free to everyone, on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the registration link to register for this live Zoom webinar. We suggest downloading the Zoom software prior to the start of this event. We will send you event reminders, but we advise everyone to connect a few minutes prior to the start. The event waiting room will be open 10 minutes ahead of time.
The start time for the live event is:
10:00am LA/SF/Seattle (PST)
1:00pm New York (EST)
6:00pm London (BST)
7:00pm Berlin/Europe (CEST)
9:00pm Dubai (GST)
Erik Spiekermann is an information architect, type designer, and author of books and articles on type and typography. Two of his typefaces, FF Meta and ITC Officina, are considered to be modern classics. In 1979, he founded MetaDesign and in 1989, FontShop. He is behind the design of well-know brands such as Audi, Bosch, VW, German Railways and Heidelberg Printing, among others; information systems for Berlin Transit and Düsseldorf Airport and for publications like The Economist. The family of typefaces he designed with Christian Schwartz for DB German Railways won the Gold Medal in the German Design Awards 2007.
Erik is Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen and in 2003 received the Gerrit Noordzij Award from the Royal Academy in The Hague. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorship from Pasadena Art Center. He was made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in Britain in 2007 and Ambassador for the European Year of Creativity and Innovation by the European Union for 2009.
In addition to receiving the TDC Medal in 2011, Erik received the German National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement and a Lifetime Award from the German Art Directors Club. He was managing partner and creative director of Edenspiekermann with offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Los Angeles until June 2014 when he moved from that position to the supervisory board. He now runs galerie p98a, an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin.
Erik spoke about his career at the Type Directors Club 2017 conference, Type Over Time. See the video here.