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Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Information about the typeface designer Matthew Carter and his fonts.

Matthew Carter is a type designer with more than forty years' experience of typographic technologies ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts. After a long association with the Linotype companies he was a co-founder in 1981 of Bitstream Inc., the digital typefoundry, where he worked for ten years. He is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designers and producers of original typefaces.

His type designs include ITC Galliard, Snell Roundhand, and Shelley scripts, Helvetica Compressed, Olympian (for newspaper text), Bell Centennial Address (for the US telephone directories), ITC Charter, and faces for Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, and Devanagari. For Carter & Cone he has designed Mantinia, Sophia, Elephant, Big Caslon, Alisal, and Miller.

Carter & Cone have produced types on commission for Apple, Microsoft (the screen fonts Verdana, Tahoma, and Georgia), Time magazine, Wired, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, El PaĆ­s, and the Walker Art Center.

Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry, a member of AGI, chairman of the type designers' committee of ATypI, and a Senior Critic on Yale's Graphic Design faculty. He has received the Frederic W. Goudy Award for outstanding contribution to the printing industry, the Middleton Award from the American Center for Design, a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and medals from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. He holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.

[Matthew Carter, May 2002]

Fonts designed by Matthew Carter (A-R):

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Alisal Bold
Bell Centennial Address
Bell Centennial Address (BT)
Big Caslon
Big Figgins
Big Figgins Open
Carter Sans
Carter Sans Bold
Cascade Script
ITC Charter
ITC Charter (EF)
Charter BT
Charter BT Pro
Charter BT Pro Black
Cochin Bold
Dutch 811
Elephant (Carter & Cone)
English 111 Adagio
English 111 Presto
English 111 Vivace
Engravers' Oldstyle 205
Freehand 471
ITC Galliard
ITC Galliard (EF)
ITC Galliard Bold
ITC Galliard Italic
ITC Galliard Pro
ITC Galliard Pro Black
ITC Galliard Ultra
Georgia Pro
Georgia Pro Black
Georgia Pro Light
Helvetica Compressed
Helvetica Extra Compressed
Helvetica Ultra Compressed
Miller Banner
Miller Banner Black
Miller Display
Miller Text
Olympian Bold
Rocky Compressed
Rocky Condensed
Rocky Extra Condensed

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