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SFCB | Blue Moon Speaker Series

June 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Blue Moon Speaker Series: Innovators, Artists, and Designers
Session 01: Erik Spiekermann : “Making Things is Making a Comeback”
(online): Friday, June 25th :: noon PDT / 3 pm EDT
To purchase tickets, click here (link is external); ticket sales end at 10 am PDT on Thursday, June 24th.
This event is limited to 100 online tickets.

In this lunchtime presentation renowned typographer, designer, and writer Erik Spiekermann will share his thoughts on the nature of creating in our digital age, the collaborative aspects of book design, and why we, as humans, should be deeply concerned with design in general. Speaking about his latest project, The Other Collection(link is external) (shown above, right), Erik will discuss TOC’s core belief that important literature deserves well designed books — and in turn, well designed books inspire dialogue, provide respite from the world at large, and satisfy our craving for beautiful, treasured things.

The Blue Moon Speaker Series is part of SFCB’s 2021 twenty fifth anniversary event cycle. Featuring innovators, artists, and designers, the Blue Moon Series explores ways in which creative action informs various aspects of our daily lives.

About the presenter: Erik Spiekermann is art historian, information architect, type designer and author. Two of his typefaces, FF Meta and ITC Officina, are considered to be modern classics. He founded MetaDesign (1979) and FontShop (1988). He is behind the design of well-known brands such as Audi, Bosch, VW, German Railways and Heidelberg Printing, among others; information systems for Berlin Transit and Düsseldorf Airport and for publications like The Economist. He designed exclusive typefaces for corporations like Deutsche Bahn, Bosch, ZDF (German TV),Cisco, Mozilla and many others.

Spiekermann was managing partner and creative director of Edenspiekermann with offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Los Angeles until June 2014 when he moved from that position to the supervisory board. He now runs an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin: galerie p98a. He can be found online via Twitter.



June 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


CA United States