Soon after the launch of the original vendor of digital type he teamed up with that other famous graphic designer, Neville Brody, and founded FontFont, which has since then become the largest independent foundry of original type designs. Not only does it produce some contemporary classics, but it also houses wildly imaginative designs, and spearheaded many innovations in digital type technology. His distribution of type on floppy disks soon became obsolete and FontShop moved their company to the Web and distributes fonts online.
Erik Spiekermann has created 475 typefaces to this day and all of them are readily available for purchase on FontShop.com and he continues to make more work to this day. Some of the typefaces that he created are Berliner Grotesk, FF Meta, ITC Officina Sans, and FiraSans.
He was founder of MetaDesign in 1979,