Font & typography legend Erik Spiekermann is one of our favorite people. The award-winning German designer has created volumes of typefaces and redesigned font identities for brands like The Economist and Volkswagen. This week Mozilla released the clean Fira Sans typeface made by Spiekermann, who will be a featured speaker at our annual experience design conference RoadMap (that I am co-chairing with Katie Fehrenbacher).
At RoadMap (being held on November 5th & 6th in San Francisco) Spiekermann is going to participate in a freewheeling conversation about the future of typeface, words, fonts and reading in the post-tablet age with AdaptivePath & Typekit co-founder Jeff Veen. In this video, he shares his own story, how he got involved in fonts and typography — passions that also turned into a lucrative profession.