Erik Spiekermann is a master topographer, designer, FontShop founder and author. He is responsible for some of the great typefaces (or fonts) we have today.

The short film above, Putting Back the Face into Typeface by Gestalten, features an interview and selected works by Erik Spiekermann. The design genius talks about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture. Before heading to new visionary pastures, Mr. Spiekermann received the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in February

“My life’s work isn’t what I’ve done, but the people who I’ve influenced.”
— Erik Spiekermann

Spiekermann has designed many beautiful and useful typefaces, here are a few of them:

“Type is all about rhythm”— Erik Spiekermann

References: Gestalten on Vimeo, Wikipedia, Fontshop