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Steve Matteson

Steve Matteson, the Creative Type Director for Monotype, manages the US design studio, is a type designer, historian and letterpress printer. He has designed over 80 typeface families including brand families for Toyota, Microsoft and Google and types for retail sales which include a dozen revivals of Frederic Goudy‘s typefaces.

He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing, at a time when letterpress and desktop-publishing were taught in adjacent labs. Steve was steeped in typography, calligraphy, design and fine printing, and learned a dedication to high quality craftsmanship.

In 1990 Steve worked with the team that made Microsoft’s first TrueType fonts and opened Monotype’s first office in California. A dedication to making best in class typefaces for digital environments has put his work in most eReader products, mobile handsets and very prominently on the web – his Open Sans family has over 29 billion page views per week.

In 2012 Steve worked with MIT’s Agelab to understand if typeface design could impact the time a driver has their eyes off the road. The resulting legibility study has informed designers of auto and aviation user interfaces in ways to optimize their typographic displays.

Steve is a board member of the Books Arts League in Lafayette, CO, an avid printer and user of metal type. He is also an historian, being an expert in the history of Fred and Bertha Goudy. Steve is also a musician and mountain biker, and father of two artistic daughters.

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  • From: United States of America
  • What he does: Type Design
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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Carnero™ Carnero™
Carnero™ Carnero™
Carnero™ Carnero™
Carnero™ Carnero™
Carnero™ Carnero™

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About sixty codfish eggs will make a quarter pound of very fizzy jelly.
Massif™ Massif™

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Jim just quit and packed extra heavy bags for Liz Owen.
Open Serif Open Serif
Open Serif Open Serif
Open Serif Open Serif
Open Serif Open Serif
Open Serif Open Serif

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Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail.
Blueprint™ Blueprint™

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The big plump jowls of zany Dick Nixon quiver.

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Putin backs away from Iraq zeal; Bush, vexed, jogs.
Droid Serif Pro Droid Serif Pro

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Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.
Lindsey Pro Lindsey Pro
Lindsey Pro Lindsey Pro

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The sex life of the woodchuck is a provocative question for most vertebrate zoology majors.

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Will Major Douglas be expected to take this true-false quiz very soon?
Sweet Nancy Sweet Nancy
Sweet Nancy Sweet Nancy
Sweet Nancy Sweet Nancy
Sweet Nancy Sweet Nancy

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Will Major Douglas be expected to take this true-false quiz very soon?
Droid Sans Pro Droid Sans Pro

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Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quiff.
Segoe TV® Segoe TV®

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Packing five dozen waxy liquor jugs? Must be a typophile.
Newstyle Newstyle
Newstyle Newstyle
Newstyle Newstyle
Newstyle Newstyle

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Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump.
Truesdell™ Truesdell™

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Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail.
Ascender Sans Mono Ascender Sans Mono

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Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.
Titanium™ Titanium™

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What deaf banjo player gives Max Planck quartz?
Droid Sans Mono Pro Droid Sans Mono Pro

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The job of waxing linoleum frequently peeves chintzy kids.
Chicory™ Chicory™

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Titanium Motors™ Titanium Motors™

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A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent.
Tucker Script™ Tucker Script™

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William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper.
Tory Tory
Tory Tory
Tory Tory
Tory Tory

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Lawbooks forgave John Quincy Adams, sixth Prez.

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Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs.
Union Station Union Station
Union Station Union Station
Union Station Union Station
Union Station Union Station

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New farmhand proves strong but lazy, picking just six quinces.
Ascender Sans Ascender Sans

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
Scooter Scooter

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Dujour™ Dujour™

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A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent.

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Alfredo just must bring very exciting news to the plaza quickly.
Louisville™ Script Louisville™ Script

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Queen Elizabeth’s Major picked five sexy wigs.

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John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles.
Open Sans Open Sans

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The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.
Pericles™ Pro Pericles™ Pro

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Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim.
Pescadero™ Pro Pescadero™ Pro

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Then a cop quizzed Mick Jagger’s ex-wives briefly.
Ascender Serif Ascender Serif

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Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
LeBeau LeBeau

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Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.

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Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.

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The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.

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How vexing a fumble to drop a jolly zucchini in the quicksand.
Miramonte™ Pro Miramonte™ Pro
Miramonte™ Pro Miramonte™ Pro
Miramonte™ Pro Miramonte™ Pro

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Gen. Schwarzkopf’s job quietly vexed him.
Rebus Script™ Rebus Script™

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King Alexander was just partly overcome after quizzing Diogenes in his tub.

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Will Major Douglas be expected to take this true-false quiz very soon?
Village Village

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Lazy movers quit hard-packing of papier-mache jewelry boxes.
Goudy National Goudy National
Goudy National Goudy National
Goudy National Goudy National
Goudy National Goudy National

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Seiji Ozawa quit, vexing rabid symphonic folk.
Goudy Type Goudy Type
Goudy Type Goudy Type
Goudy Type Goudy Type
Goudy Type Goudy Type

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Six quite crazy kings vowed to abolish my pitiful jousts.
Goudy Titling Goudy Titling

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Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen.
Bertham™ Pro Bertham™ Pro

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Perhaps President Clinton’s amazing sax skills will be judged quite favorably.
Friar™ Pro Friar™ Pro