Inspiration: Gert Wiescher


"Creative Characters", the newsletter recently posted an interview with Gert Wiescher, one of Germany’s most prolific type designers.

"While I was a student in Berlin, I met Erik Spiekermann one evening in a café. Erik was still at school then but he was already a total “typomaniac.” I must admit that at first I had no idea what he was talking about. To me in those days, uppercase and lowercase were drawers in my kitchen cabinet, and capitals and small caps were big cities and not so big ones. But Erik’s enthusiasm was, and still is, compelling. He sparked something in me right there and then in that coffee shop on the Kurfürstendamm. And then — maybe two years later — I moved into the same house with Erik, wife and kid. This guy had a complete printing shop in his basement, uppercase and lowercase, a press and what have you. That place was “type,” period!.."

Read the full interview

[via Mike Rohde and Vicki Johnson]

*Any typomaniacs out there? 🙂

2 thoughts on “Inspiration: Gert Wiescher

  1. I actually have many pages like that in my moleskines but I use the ones with horizontal lines only. I love to jott down font ideas in those notebooks while where ever I am. Perfect while waiting in airports, in flight or alone in a coffeehouse.

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