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Matthew Carter

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.

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56 font families by Matthew Carter

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Tahoma Tahoma

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4 fonts
Georgia Georgia

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Mantinia Mantinia

Mantinia, designed by Matthew Carter, is a titling face inspired by the letterforms painted and engraved by Andrea Mantegna, artist of the Italian Renaissance and one of the first to study and revive the monumental lettering of imperial Rome.

Skia

by Apple

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Skia Skia

Skia is a stylish sans serif face originally built as a showcase for Apple’s QuickDraw GX technology, and as such has variable weight and width axes. Like a multiple master font, users with the correct software could fine-tune weight and width using sliders in their applications.

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Big Caslon Big Caslon

The three largest sizes of type made by the Caslon foundry are strangely unlike the famously consistent text faces cut by William Caslon. Perhaps they were the work of other hands - or of the master in a funky mood.

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