02 April 2008
Sir Erik Spiekermann
Finally, Professor Erik Spiekermann has received the recognition he deserves. The information architect and ‘father of fonts’ has become a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on the diplomatic list for services to the global development of type.
Professor Spiekermann when interviewed by The Times said the Queen was very relaxed and even joked, saying “I’m not sure this is justified”. When asked whether he was surprised by the honour, Sir Erik replied,
“No, not at all; it’s about bloody time.”
I’m sure you’d all like to join with me in congratulating Sir Erik.
This great news comes just days after Spiekermann was appointed to Microsoft’s board of Directors. He’ll be serving as their new Director of Fonts for a record $1.2m salary.
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