Contemporary American type historian, professor and designer, recipient of a MacArthur Grant in 1982. Professor of Digital Typography at Stanford for several years. With partner Kris Holmes he runs the Bigelow & Holmes studio. Their most significant work is probably the Lucida font family, perhaps the first serious attempt to make type look good on low-resolution output. Lucida’s accompanying pi font, Wingdings, has long been included with Windows.
Underlings of Bigelow include Carol Twombly, David Siegel, and Tom Rickner.