This is the video of my conversation with Jeff Veen at the Gigaom conference in San Francisco this week:
We will have six proof presses in the shop:
1 Korrex Nürnberg 35x58, 1 Korrex Berlin 50x65, 1 Korrex Frankfurt 61x86, 1 FAG 35x58, 1 Grafix 35x58 and one more FAG coming next week.
The Heidelberg Windmill is waiting to be put together and all the type needs sorting.
Ready to go any day now.
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.
Discussing the quality of type on a smartphone screen is difficult without the actual object at hand. I posted screenshots, but they were reduced, changed in resolution, uploaded and rendered in a browser. Far removed from the real thing.
While that remains elusive, here’s another try at doing our work and that of the Firefox OS team justice. This is an attempt at uploading one of the screens at the same size and resolution it was sent to me. Who knows what WordPress and the browsers will do to it…
The UX team at Firefox has just sent me some screengrabs from their work on a smartphone using the new OS. The Fira typeface will be available under and Open Source license. The version currently on GitHub is not the final one. We made some small changes before we officially shipped our final fonts. Those should be available soon.
You can now download the first specimen pages for Firefox OS’ new typeface from here: http://spiekermann.com/en/downloads/
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
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.