A Master Type Designer Gets Recognized For The Impact, Beauty Of His Work : The Two-Way Matthew Carter is a man whose work you most likely rely on, but whose name you likely do not know. The Babbage blog over at The Economist has an entertaining piece on carter titled "The most-read man in the world."
NPR logo A Master Type Designer Gets Recognized For The Impact, Beauty Of His Work

A Master Type Designer Gets Recognized For The Impact, Beauty Of His Work

Matthew Carter is a man whose work you most likely rely on, but whose name you likely do not know. The Babbage blog over at The Economist call him "The most-read man in the world."

He is the creator of the ubiquitous Georgia and Verdana fonts, among many others, and is also a 2010 MacArthur Fellow (a genius!). Babbage introduces him this way:

Mr Carter sits near the pinnacle of an elite profession. No more than several thousand type designers ply the trade worldwide, only a few hundred earn their keep by it, and only several dozens — most of them dead — have their names on the lips of discerning aficionados.

The MacArthur Foundation produced this short video (below) that portrays Carter in his own words. It's a good companion to The Economist's appreciation of this amazing artist.

MacArthur Foundation YouTube