About the Talk
November 5, 2010 1:20 PM
SVA Theatre, New York NYSVA Theatre, New York NY
Erik studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is information architect, author and type designer (Meta, Officina, Info, Unit and corporate typefaces for Deutsche Bahn, Bosch, Nokia et al). He started (1979) MetaDesign, Germany's largest design firm. Projects included corporate design programs for Audi, Skoda, Volks wagen, Heidelberg Printing and way finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport etc. In 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. Erik is board member of the German Design Council and Past President of the International Society of Typographic Designers. In 2001 he left MetaDesign and is now managing partner in Edenspiekermann with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London and San Francisco. His book for Adobe Press, Stop Stealing Sheep is in its third edition, as well as published in German, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.