Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known graphic designers in the world. He not only represents German typeface and corporate design like no other,but his work and the companies he has founded have had an unparalleled influence on contemporary graphic design around the globe. The visual biography Hello, I am Erik is the first comprehensive exploration of Spiekermann’s more than 30-year career, his body of work, and his mindset. Contributions by Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, Mirko Borsche, Wally Olins, Stefan Sagmeister, Christian Schwartz, Erik van Blokland, and others round out this insightful publication.
“THE ABILITY TO REDUCE COMPLEX IDEAS TO UNFORGETTABLY SIMPLE FORMS IS A REMARKABLE GIFT. ERIK CAN DO IT WITH TYPEFACES, OR IMAGES, OR WORDS AND – SEEMINGLY – IN ANY LANGUAGE. THAT IS THE MARK OF A GREAT DESIGNER, AND THAT IS WHAT ERIK SPIEKERMANN IS.”