Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann, born 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is author, information architect, type designer and author of books and articles on type and typography. He also founded (1979) MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

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Type is visible language.

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Typomania is incurable but not lethal.

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Complacency is the enemy of great work.

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Type works like background music in the supermarket- you are not aware of it and that's why it works.

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The reason why Arial is so ubiquitous is because it is so ubiquitous.

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