Preservation through Production :: Hacking Gutenberg

Event :: An Evening with Erik Spiekermann :: Preservation through Production :: Hacking Gutenberg

Date :: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time :: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Presentation begins promptly at 7pm.)

Location :: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA

Tickets :: Admission is Free! R.S.V.P. here...(link is external)

Seating is limited. Arrive early to get a chair!

Join us for an evening lecture with world reknowned designer, letterpress printer, and bicycle enthusiast Erik Spiekermann. 

At, we develop new production methods (laser plate maker, electronic layouts, new distribution channels) in order to bring historical printing presses and other related machinery from the analog into the digital age. We call it post-digital printing.
Digital pre-press enables us to make productive use of the old equipment which connects us with our industrial and cultural heritage. Apart from the hardware, we need to maintain expert knowledge and professions otherwise threatened by extinction. Quite a few of the old machines and processes are still around; they work mechanically and will probably survive all of us, but they cannot easily be used economically. This is where we come in at our workshops in Berlin. 
For more about, check out this video.

About the lecturer

From The Economist to Mozilla, Bosch to Volkswagen, Erik Spiekermann’s visual identity and design work is an instantly recognizable part of the world’s visual landscape.
Erik is an award-winning designer, typographer and entrepreneur. He has been named Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal British Society of Arts and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award of the German Design Council.