From ‘Should Architects Understand Type?’, (Erik Spiekermann, Design Observer, 2014 and Blueprint, November 2008)

“Demi-gods in black, some architects treat type as a redundant tool and graphic designers as inconsequential. But the relationship between architecture and graphic design has deep roots…As architecture is considered to be the master of all the design disciplines, these “colleagues” have very strong views on graphic design as well. I once heard an architect say, “I don’t know graphic designers, I only use them”…. Letters are not bricks and sentences are not walls, but as soon as I point out subtleties of type and layout, many architects will call me a soppy romantic.”