26. 09. 13
26. 09. 13
03. 09. 13
Just found this illustration of some of the work we did for apple in 1992. That was just after we started MetaDesign in San Francisco and it involved a complete design system for the Mac OS. All flat.
30. 07. 13
You can now download the first specimen pages for Firefox OS’ new typeface from here: http://spiekermann.com/en/downloads/
23. 07. 13
For TYPO Berlin 2013 Erik Spiekermann, Axel Nagel, Thomas Maier and Ferdinand Ulrich organized a printing press, wood type letters and stamps to print posters and t-shirts with the attendees. Thanks to Opposition Studios for making this video.
See more at: http://typotalks.com/video/category/image-video/#sthash.9oJDPBKC.dpuf
09. 06. 13
After my friends at the Point conference prematurely uploaded a video that had neither been filmed professionally, nor edited at all, Frerk Lintz, a colleague who actually makes films for a living, came to my studio and shot a few sequences. We decided not to make a voice-over because if you don’t get what’s going on, this video isn’t for you in the first place.
Frerk runs a website with great video interviews. Most of them are in German, but all of them are fun to watch.
01. 05. 13
05. 02. 13
My first Vandercook proof press in the US is a Universal I, all electric. The press is in our garage here in Belvedere, which was built for the big cars of the 50s. The press was so filthy that I have spent the past two weeks cleaning it. Now the rust and the grime are gone, as are my fingernails. The paint is partly gone and the blank metal looks uneven, so I had to submit these photographs to quite a bit of Photoshop treatment in order to make them at least look nostalgic, if not technically precise.
22. 01. 13
Paul Moxon ran a two-day workshop on Proof Press Finesse, i.e. professional practice on a Vandercook at San Francisco Center for the Book. Paul is not only the man behind the Vandercook website, but also a master printer and a very nice fellow.
We all learned a lot, got on well together and had a good time. While everybody else was busy getting their hands dirty, I took dozens of photos. I did learn to print ages ago and have my own Korrex in Berlin, so for me it was more about getting familiar with the leading brand of proof presses in the US. After the first day, I eventually gave up converting from inches to metric and succumbed to the archaic (and aptly-named) Imperial system. Duodecimal doesn’t frighten me, as that is what typography is all about, but decimal inches seem to be a contradiction in terms.
20. 09. 12
Your own website never gets done. That is why, two years ago, we finally sat down and spent 36 hours on a sprint. At the end of it, edenspiekermann.com was in beta. It’s still there, but so are all websites, always. We just found that video again on some server or other.
19. 09. 12
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