Another video interview

Deutsche Welle TV, Germany’s chan­nel for view­ers abroad, filmed an inter­view with me for their pro­gramme euro­maxx. Unfor­tu­nately, the Eng­lish voiceover keeps call­ing me a “font designer” and refers to type­faces as “let­ter fonts”. I insist that we design type­faces. Those are then made into fonts which is what you buy.

I’ll have the oppor­tu­nity to make that point and oth­ers when the exhi­bi­tion opens at the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin on 15 March 2011. They’ve asked me to tell my story because I have been awarded the Fed­eral Ger­man Design Prize 2011 as a Life­time Achieve­ment Award from the Ger­man Design Council.

A link to the orig­i­nal Ger­man ver­sion of this video can be found over on the Ger­man por­tion of this blog; just click the link at the top of the page.


  1. This Guy!!

    What i love about Erik is his point of view, what he belives and says are his rules of life and how he take care of them and always respect­ing them.


  2. Con­grat­u­la­tions from Mex­ico on the award Erik! I’m sure it’s well deserved.

  3. Lastly, an issue that I’m pas­sion­ate about. I’ve looked for data of this cal­iber for the final a num­ber of hours. Your site is dras­ti­cally appreciated.

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