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Vincent Connare

Information about the typeface designer Vincent Connare and his fonts.

Vincent Connare has been working professionally in the software industry producing font projects for corporations for over fifteen years. While working at Agfa/Compugraphic from 1987 till 1993 he was a member of the Ikarus, Intellifont, and TrueType font production teams. At Agfa he was one of the first type designers to learn TrueType hinting. He finalized the hinting of four TrueType fonts to Apple's first TrueType font pack.

In 1993 he joined Microsoft Corporation as a Typographic Engineer and worked on custom type projects for Microsoft products. At Microsoft he designed and produced two of the most popular typefaces of the 1990's, Comic Sans and Trebuchet. There he also wrote documents relating to TrueType hinting and font production.

Today, Vincent is on the staff of Dalton Maag Ltd. A London based type design agency which specializes in corporate font solutions, branding, and type design.

Vincent is also an accomplished photographer and photo technician. He has worked as a newspaper photographer and darkroom technician and currently photographs TV presenters, actors and comedians. He has been published in advertisements for Closer magazine (30 July..05 Aug 2005), Spotlight(2006), Creative Review: 'My Type of Place: Type Museum London' (July 2006) and the current UK Nivea Fashion Police advertising campaign.

Vincent was trained in painting and photography at New York Institute of Technology in New York City and has worked as a newspaper photographer and photographic technician in Massachusetts and a silkscreen fine art printer in New York City. Vincent holds a Master's Degree in Type Design from the University of Reading in Berkshire, England.

Vincent is a member of the Association Typographique Internationale and a member of the Richmond Baseball Club in Richmond upon Thames, England.

[Vincent Connare, July 2006]

Fonts designed by Vincent Connare:

Comic Sans
Magpie
Magpie Bold
Trebuchet
Trebuchet Bold
Trebuchet Italic
Wildstyle

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