New Year’s Cleaning Up.

While cleaning up my hard drive I found several videos that may not be totally up-to-date, but could be fairly amusing. As long as I haven’t figured out how to insert the html code for streaming full-size movies, I’ll just post small versions here. If anybody is really interested, I can always provide downloads for bigger files.

That reminds me of why I started the SpiekerBlog in the first place: I still get requests from student almost every day. They have to write an essay or a term paper or even a thesis. Sometimes the subject is me, sometimes one of my typefaces and sometimes a bigger typographic subject. This is why I have archived several interviews and other writings. The questions are never identical, but they certainly cover the same ground, more often than not. The published answers thus save time, both for me and the students.

The first little video was my apology to a conference in Athens last year. I had just been elected into the European Hall of Fame for Communication Design by the readers of several European magazines, but had to cancel going to receive the prize at the last minute. This video was recorded via iChat on my Powerbook. That’s why voice and images are not in sync. I also didn’t have any time to practise, as witnessed by the fact that the signs I hold into the camera are never in the center and hardly in focus.



  1. Erik I admire your work but I must tell you: that last banner with the “εφανιστο” word is all but correct. Greeks say “ευχαριστώ” (transcripted to Latin letters as “eucharisto” and pronounced as efkharistó) to say “thank you”, not “efanisto”. Regards from Greece!

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    that last banner with the “εφανιστο” word is all but correct.
    Thank you, Andreas. I knew it was risky: i just wrote the word out in phonetic German: efaristo, leaving out the “kh” that should have gone in there. And then i just switched over to the Greek keyboard. I had not time to ask a Greek friend or even look it up in a dictionary. Not every Greek person may find my slaughtering of their language funny, but it was meant as a joke. And it does show that Meta has a Greek version.

    Next time i know who to ask.

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