Faculty member Erik Brandt recently spoke with Ligature about his practice and studio Typografika.
Brandt spoke about his ongoing project Ficciones Typografika, discovering graphic design, and his influences from spending his childhood in Cameroon, Malawi, Germany, and Egypt.
"I have a fascination for language and culture which initially led to a study of philosophy in my undergraduate days. I didn’t discover graphic design until I moved to Japan and started working for an English language magazine there. When I finally came to study the discipline itself in a master’s program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, it was this same fascination with language and culture that finally found it’s focus in typography and typographic thinking. I have been playing with all of these wonderful toys ever since." —Brandt