Erik Spiekermann, our Member of the Month for September 2023, really needs no introduction. The self-professed typomaniac has been a force in the world of typography for decades. He is a co-founder of MetaDesign, Fontshop, and edenspiekermann, and has set standards with his typefaces, such as FF Meta and ITC Officina. As a long-time IDZ member, he assumed responsibility on the board during the transformational times of the early 1990s, and his expertise also made him a valued member of the German Ecodesign Award jury.

Spiekermann is raising funds for his gallery/workshop p98a in Berlin-Schöneberg. The unique project combines a collection of historic printing presses with a modern workshop. Visitors can experience the art of letterpress printing up close. They can understand – literally get to grips with – how letterpress printing works and how to work with old and new fonts. As Kant said, “The hand is the window to the mind.”

In order for p98a to remain a place of inspiration and knowledge in the future, it needs our support: Become a Friend of Hacking Gutenberg! – Photo: Norman Posselt

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