Michael Bierut on typography, oh and Erik Spiekermann as well.

Michael Bierut is a partner at Pentagram, an international design agency with offices in both Europe and the US. In my previous life, I blogged about a book he wrote ‘79 short essay on design‘ which I really enjoyed. Whilst browsing ‘The Serif‘ for some inspiration last week, I stumbled across a link to this video on the Pentagram website. An interview with Michale Bierut from the Atlantic magazine.

I like a lot of what this guy says and his general attitude to design.

Check it out here. Embedding Brightcove video is proving problematic.

Listening to Michael talk made me think about the interview with Erik Spiekermann in the Helvetica documentary. If you are even vaguely interested in design or type, I wholeheartedly recommend this movie. It does have a lot of design geek jokes in there but it’s well worth the time investment. The actual movie has lot more from Erik. He is quite hilarious in the film but there doesn’t seem to be any longer clips showing this on YouTube.

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