Interactive Research Table at Erik Spiekermann Retrospective

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In recognition of Erik Spiekermann being awarded the German Design Award for his outstanding contribution to Design in Germany, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin will be exhibiting an extensive body of his work.

We are pleased to display our interactive research table at the show. The multi-touch interface offers an insight into Erik Spiekermann‘s network of partners – visualizing relations between them and a multitude of works.

The table was developed by the designers network Plural (Kilian Krug und Severin Wucher in cooperation with Markus Lerner).

»Erik Spiekermann – The Face of Type«
23. März – 6. Juni 2011
Opening: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 · 7pm

Bauhaus Archiv
Klingelhöferstraße 14
10785 Berlin

Further information and pictures

Project website:
was-war-deutsches-grafik-design.de

Gotham typeface

After a long time, the name of a great new typeface I used to catch sight of quite often, was wispered to me: Gotham, by the foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones. EasyJet uses it for the headlines in it flight magazine, for example, and it seems to be used quite often especially in the UK area.

Thanks a lot to the living identifont-engine Christoph.

Transport Font

Finally i’ve found the typeface of London’s street signs. It’s called Transport and was created by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir in 1963. I love this font, though you see it quite often here.

Some might recognize a slight resemblance to two of my really favourite typefaces, DIN 1451 (German Standard Committee, 1936), which is used for the German transport system and the improved version FF DIN (Albert-Jan Pool, 1995). The roundish letters of “Transport” like C,O,Q are much rounder tough than those of “DIN”, but in a nice way.