Erik Spiekermann

Founder & Partner
Edenspiekermann
Internationally renowned graphic designer, typographer and type designer. Spiekermann founded the multidisciplinary design consultancy MetaDesign in Berlin, 1979, opening a major San Francisco office in 1992, and another in Zurich. In 1989/90 he co-founded FontShop International with Joan Spiekermann and Neville Brody. Their own brand of fonts is called FontFont. Spiekermann’s best known, very influential typeface is FF Meta. In 2001 Spiekermann left MetaDesign and started UDN | United Designers Networks with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. I was renamed as Edenspiekermann in January 2009. In April 2006, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena awarded Spiekermann an Honorary Doctorship for his contribution to design.His family of typefaces for Deutsche Bahn (German Railways), designed with Christian Schwartz, received a Gold Medal at the German Federal Design Prize in 2006, the highest such award in Germany. In May 2007 he was the first designer to be elected into the European Design Awards Hall of Fame.
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