Erik Spiekermann, founder of FontFont and FontShop and designer of Meta, Officina, and Unit, now publishes a personal blog. Among other delightful typographic curiosities is an ’80s-era BBC TV special called Typomania. Watch the bow-tied German articulate the details and value of typography for the layman. I love the part where he likens a straight-laced Mercedes 220 to Helvetica, and an old Citroën to the Metro type, organic and art nouveau. This is classic Herr Spiekermann, full of dry humor and simple wisdom.