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Matthew Carter

United Kingdom London, UK 1937

Matthew Carter is a type designer with 50 years of experience in typographic technologies, ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts.

After a long association with the Linotype companies he co-founded Bitstream Inc. in 1981, a digital type foundry where he worked for the next ten years. Carter is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc., designers and producers of original typefaces, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Carter’s type designs include ITC Galliard, Snell Roundhand and Shelley scripts, Helvetica Compressed, Olympian (for newspaper text), Bell Centennial (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 Time, Newsweek, Wired, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Walker Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, Shinnyo-en, and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.

Starting in the mid-1990s Carter has worked with Microsoft on a series of “screen fonts” designed to maximize the legibility of type on computer monitors. Of these, Verdana, Tahoma and Nina (a condensed face for hand-held devices) are sanserif types while Georgia is a seriffed design.

Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry, and a Senior Critic on Yale’s Graphic Design faculty. He has received a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the AIGA medal and the Type Directors Club medal. In 2010 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian National Design Awards. Matthew Carter is a type designer with 50 years experience in typographic technologies, ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts.

After a long association with the Linotype companies he co-founded Bitstream Inc. in 1981, a digital type foundry where he worked for the next ten years. Carter is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc., designers and producers of original typefaces, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Carter’s type designs include ITC Galliard, Snell Roundhand and Shelley scripts, Helvetica Compressed, Olympian (for newspaper text), Bell Centennial (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 Time, Newsweek, Wired, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Walker Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, Shinnyo-en, and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.

Starting in the mid-1990s Carter has worked with Microsoft on a series of “screen fonts” designed to maximize the legibility of type on computer monitors. Of these, Verdana, Tahoma and Nina (a condensed face for hand-held devices) are sanserif types while Georgia is a seriffed design.

Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry, and a Senior Critic on Yale’s Graphic Design faculty. He has received a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the AIGA medal and the Type Directors Club medal. In 2010 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian National Design Awards.

Son of Harry Carter, Royal Designer for Industry, contemporary British type designer and ultimate craftsman, trained as a punchcutter at Enschedé by Paul R?disch, 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”.In 2010, he won a MacArthur Fellowship based on his “exceptional creativity, as demonstrated through a track record of significant achievement, and manifest promise for important future advances”.

Matthew Carter, Tom Rickner
Ascender, Microsoft 微软
5 styles 商业字体
Matthew Carter
Adobe, Linotype 1970
4 styles 商业字体
Matthew Carter, Morris Benton
Adobe, Linotype 1980
6 styles 商业字体
Matthew Carter
Adobe, ITC
8 styles 商业字体
Matthew Carter
Adobe, Linotype 1977
4 styles 商业字体
Matthew Carter
Adobe, Linotype 1965
1 styles 商业字体
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