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Matthew Butterick

Information about the typeface designer Matthew Butterick and his fonts.

Matthew Butterick was born in 1970, Year of the Dog. As a child, he exhibited as much interest in destroying his design work as in creating it. Thankfully, he outgrew that urge before he entered design professionally after graduating from Harvard College a few years ago. He can now lay claim to a considerable body of typographic work. Only a fraction of his types are offered commercially. He has designed and engineered many Font Bureau faces specially prepared for individual publishing and software companies, including fonts for Apple's TrueType GX project. He pursues interactive media design and custom software development at his independent design company, Atomic Vision.

He focuses on blending aesthetic and technical issues, believing that one does not have to come at the expense of the other. From cold metal to line casters, type has always been crosscut by mechanical limitations; the best faces come from designers who understand and know how to use them.

[Font Bureau, October 2003]

Twitter: @typogforlawyers

Fonts designed by Matthew Butterick:

Alix FB
Alix FB Bold
Equity Text A
Equity Text A Bold
Equity Text B
Equity Text B Bold
Herald Gothic
Hermes
Hermes Black
Hermes Bold
Wessex

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