Short German TV interview

Posted on 3 June 2010 in:

In April 2010, Frankfurt hosted the annual Art Directors Club Germany meeting. Apparently, this was a big deal, a tremendous coup for the city. Previous meetings had been held in Berlin and Düsseldorf. Many German cities are fighting each other to put together the most exciting package and entice the ADC to change their venue again, as is reported in the June 2010 issue of PAGE.

In March, a team from a new print magazine named FRM – The magazine on the Frankfurt Rhein Main metropolitan region visited me at Linotype in Bad Homburg. Their summer issue is dedicated to creativity in the Frankfurt region, and was out in time for the ADC meeting. This week, Rhein-Main TV broadcast a five-minute-long video version of the article.

After an introduction describing the ADC meeting, the following creatives are interviewed:

The entire film in is German. The primary segment on creativity in the Frankfurt area runs from 00:48 to 05:56. I come up at 04:58, and am gone by 05:56. The remaining eight minutes of video covers additional local topics.

There is one small error in the narration that I would be remiss not to point out: in both the print magazine, as well as in the video interview, it is mentioned that my Malabar was the first typeface to win the German Design Prize. Malabar is the second typeface to receive this recognition; Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwarz received the honor for their DB Types in 2007.