Get to know Erik Spiekermann—the man, the myth, the legendary typographer, designer, and entrepreneur—in the pages of Hello I am Erik, new from Gestalten. The visual biography, edited, written, and designed by Johannes Erler with contributions by a host of design luminaries and fellow professional typomaniacs, is set entirely in Real, a typeface Spiekermann designed especially for the book. He also weighed in on the blazing neon cover. "I’m not much of a color person. I'm very black-and-white," said Spiekermann at a talk held earlier this week in New York City. "But I’ve always liked orange dayglo."