Bedtime … Step away from the brushes (I could play with these all night!) #makedaily #typographyinspired #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #copic #tombow #brushpen #brushscript #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Bedtime … Step away from the brushes (I could play with these all night!) #makedaily #typographyinspired #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #copic #tombow #brushpen #brushscript #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Unsurprisingly, flat brush lettering: harder than it looks! #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Unsurprisingly, flat brush lettering: harder than it looks! #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Thumper … one more the #Lancaster #bbmf fans out there. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Thumper … one more the #Lancaster #bbmf fans out there. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Time for some #lettering practice. Preparing for an idea I have… #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handlettering #customlettering #handstyles #handstyles #thedailytype #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire

Time for some #lettering practice. Preparing for an idea I have… #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handlettering #customlettering #handstyles #handstyles #thedailytype #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire

I want to start saying I’ve done something, rather than saying I’m planning on doing something. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

I want to start saying I’ve done something, rather than saying I’m planning on doing something. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Erik Spiekermann - Putting Back the Face into Typeface from Gestalten on Vimeo.

Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades.

Next to founding MetaDesign and FontShop, the latter being the first ever digital distributor of fonts, and designing more instant classic typefaces than any other, he has been recognized as an outstanding expert internationally as a lecturer and professor.

Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture in our latest Gestalten.tv video and you will easily realize why. Before heading to new visionary pastures, the bike enthusiast will make a short stop to receive the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in February.

Watch our complete line up of video interviews on gestalten.tv

Always carry a small bag of scepticism wherever you go. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Always carry a small bag of scepticism wherever you go. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

When I hear myself about to say “I’m too busy …” #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

When I hear myself about to say “I’m too busy …” #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Question everything. Playing with some different letter shapes. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype  #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont

Question everything. Playing with some different letter shapes. #makedaily #calligraphy #calligraffiti #calligritype #typographyinspired #blackletter #inking #ink #lettering #handstyles #pilotparallelpen #handstyles #thedailytype #caligrafia #graffiti #showusyourtype #graphicdesign #goodtype #typedaily #typespire #handmadefont