Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and author, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore, and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, he was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). He’s also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs.

A conversation with Erik Spiekermann

Posted on 20 November 2012

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.

© 2005 – 2019 Elliot Jay Stocks. All rights reserved. Proudly powered by Kirby. To keep updated with new content, you might like to subscribe to my RSS feed.