Kurt Weidemann live on CD

In my recent article on Counterpunch for iLoveTypography.com, I asked:

Isn’t there a clip on the Internet somewhere where Erik Spiekermann mentions [how typeface design is all about the white spaces]? … take that clip of Erik’s voice and turn it up to 11. Then play it on auto-repeat.

It might be a bit difficult to arrange this. But now I’ve found something equally good: Kurt Weidemann’s best lectures on CD! Verehrte Damen, meine Herren … es spricht: Kurt Weidemann. The very best of Reden & Texte.

In honor of his 85th birthday (December 15, 2007), avedition has released a collector’s box with a double vinyl LP, an audio book on CD, and printed booklet to boot. All of this comes inside a slipcase, measures 32 x 32 cm, and costs 99 euro. The CD is divided into four chapters: a “best of” from his lectures, readings, aphorisms, and personal experiences. The LP includes the one and only Kurt-Rap, entitled “85 KW.” The accompanying booklet is a visual journey through Weidemann’s private, unpublished photo archives. (Via FontBlog.de)

If 99 euros is too much to ask for this Christmas, there is always the Type Radio interview with Weidemann. This is a free download, and is in English.

2 Comments

  1. Christian Brösamle 11 January 2008 at 16:16

    To all Weidemann fans out there: I’d like to draw your attention to a second recent “Weidemann-Edition”. This one is by Chris Schaal of Blaufisch Medienprojekte, a documentary film maker, who has a accompanied Weidemann for 5 years and assembled a huge amount of material. The result is a documentary film DVD (45 min.) that will premiere Jan 24th at the Koki Cinema in Stuttgart/Germany (and possibly soon on German TV), a book with probably more than a hundred great photographs, interesting interviews, and other texts, and an interactive DVD with a lot of additional material. The whole package is called:”König und Narr. Der Gestalter Kurt Weidemann.” It’s all in German, but at less that €50 it’s really a steal and the visuals of the DVDs and book are worth it alone.

    A preview and the book itself are available from: http://www.blaufisch.de/weidemann/swf_frameset.htm

    Cheers,

    Christian

    P.S.: I have no commercial ties to the author, Blaufisch, or Weidemann

  2. Thanks for the info, Christian!

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