Matthew Carter

Born: 1937
Son of Harry Carter, Royal Designer for Industry, contemporary British type designer and ultimate craftsman, trained as a punchcutter at Enschedé by Paul Rädisch, responsible for Crosfield’s typographic program in the early 1960s, Mergenthaler Linotype’s house designer 1965–1981.
Carter co-founded Bitstream with Mike Parker in 1981. In 1991 he left Bitstream to form Carter & Cone with Cherie Cone.
He has in recent years designed Verdana and Georgia for Microsoft; these fonts are tuned to be extremely legible even at very small sizes on the screen.
In 1997 he was awarded the TDC Medal, the award from the Type Directors Club presented to those “who have made significant contributions to the life, art, and craft of typography”.

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Typographics, Geb, Vol.5 : Just what is it that makes today’s magazine so . . .?

Matthew Carter


Typographics 5, the newest volume in the best-selling “Typographics” series, is a collection of the most creative design work from around the world, with an emphasis on magazine design. In the last three years, a rapid expansion of this publishing sector has led to some of the most groundbreaking graphic design, challenging and widening the traditional boundaries of the magazine itself. Magazines are published on paper, in all manner of formats and using a wide range of specialist printing and binding techniques. Magazines are published on the web and include film clips, filmed interview, and live interactive events. Magazines are published as a combination of paper and disk,