Erik Spiekermann

Having designed some of the most successful fonts of the last century, Erik Spiekermann commands the utmost respect from graphic designers around the world. But in addition to creating great typefaces like Meta and Info, he's also led a vibrant career in graphic design over the last four decades, including a redesign of The Economist which preceded a doubling of the title's sales. From his unique position in the industry, and over a plate of re-fried curry, he shares his thoughts on contemporary type, the recession and getting back to basics.

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