Bruce Rogers (1870-1957)
Born in Indiana, he studied to become an artist. His early art was influenced by the works of William Morris. Before fame as a type designer, he established his reputation as a book designer. Since his death in 1957, he has assumed an Olympian position in American Book Design and is regarded as the finest book designer America has produced.
As a type designer, he is most famous for the creation of Centaur - a typeface he originally designed in 1914 for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He came to England at the invitation of Emery Walker and worked for Cambridge University Press for a couple of years.
"They do have the dullest books in the world. [On the Cambridge University Press]"