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A conversation with Erik Spiekermann

Just over a year ago, the folks at Ubelly asked director Johnny Daukes to shoot a conversation between me and Erik Spiekermann, in which I asked the German design legend (who is also 8 Faces’ ‘Resident Typomaniac’!) about modern type design practices in a quirky little theatre on Portobello Road. Quite how Erik managed to keep a straight face whilst talking to all that hair is beyond me.

Why am I only putting it up now, you ask? Well, no big reason — it’s just taken me a year to get round to implementing FitVids.js on my site. So there you go. Who doesn’t love a bit of old news?

If you haven’t seen it before, enjoy. We had a lot of fun shooting this.

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