Erik Spiekermann: Typomania

In this insightful video, typographic designer Erik Spiekermann discusses typomania, the “compulsive urge to analyze the ingredients” of the words you see everywhere. (If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have an acute case of typomania.)

My favourite sequence features Spiekermann grocery shopping in a tuxedo and commenting on the seductive lettering of packaged goods.

When Spiekermann happens to be in Toronto, I would happily give him a tour of this city’s typographic oddities and delights. And if it means donning a tux, so much the better.

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