Erik Speikermann and Josef Albers

Erik Speikermann and Josef Albers are relevant graphic designers who’s works have been influential in the field of graphic design and were prominent figures in the development of certain aspects and forms of design.  Both explored design in the form of graphical images in typography and were, in this way, able to explore various qualities and attributes with which they were able to develop unique and yet significant styles. Spiekermann is responsible for the design of several commercial typefaces such as ITC Officiana Sans and Serif (1990), Berliner Grotesk (Digitisation from 1979), FF Govan (2001) and many more. Albers however, moves away from the type side of design and heads more in the direction of graphical design in the form of shapes and colours. His work in this field has led to form the basis of some of the most far-reaching and influential artistic education programs of the 20th century. He had a particular interest in the square and its’ simplistic form and this would pave the way for more advanced explorations into shapes for others in the decades to come. Spiekermann has won several awards while Albers donated many of his works to museums and foundations. In each of their own influences and aspects they were able to achieve much and were influential and relevant in the development of design throughout the 20th century.

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