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Roadmap Rerun: Erik Spiekermann on Apple, modesty and typefaces

on November 11, 2013

Gigaom

If you missed our mega-awesome Gigaom Roadmap design conference last week, fear not! We’re bringing you highlight from the general sessions, free-o-charge right here, every Monday.

Let’s kick things off in style with a talk between Jeff Veen, VP of Products at Adobe and Erik Spiekermann, designer and typeface god at Edenspiekermann. In this discussion about Typeface on Screens: The Invisible Building Blocks of Brands, Spikermann offers up gems such as Apple’s (s APPL) iOS 7 font being “beautiful as typeface, totally sucks as an interface.”

Be sure to check back next week for even more top-notch connected design talks from Roadmap 2013.

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Typographer and designer Erik Spiekermann in discussion with Adobe Product VP Jeff Veen about the importance of typeface in the digital age.

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