erik spiekermann: schriftgestalten – the face of type
An exhibition about Erik Spiekermann’s achievements exhibited at the Bauhaus-Archive Berlin
In 2011 Erik Spiekermann received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the German Design Council. At this occasion the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin planed an exhibition on these achievements to provided insight into Spiekermann’s working process and his contributions to the design scene.
The very complex corporate design projects developed with MetaDesign (which he founded in 1979) and later with Edenspiekermann were displayed as well as sketches from early type designs.
Following Spiekermann’s own view, one of his greatest achievements in life is a network of design personalities that he trained, mentored and worked with for many decades. These collaborations are emphasized throughout the exhibition.
It was an honor and great pleasure to be on the team that designed and built the exhibition with Erik.