Tom Carnase – born 1939 – typographer, type designer, teacher, graphic designer.
1959: after completing his studies, Carnase joins the agency Sudler Hennessey Inc. in New York. 1964–68: freelance designer. Opens the studio Bonder Carnase Inc. (WTC). 1969–79: vice-president and partner of the agency Lubalin, Smith, Carnase Inc. 1979: opens the Carnase Computer Typography studio. 1980: co-founder and president of the World Typeface Center Inc., an independent type design agency. Publication of the in-house magazine “Ligature”. Besides type design, Carnase has designed graphics for packaging, exhibitions, corporate identities and logos for numerous clients, including ABC, CBS, Coca-Cola, Condé Nast Publications, Doubleday Publishing and NBC. He has held teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Herron School of Art in Indiana, the Parson’s School of Design in New York, the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio, the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, among others.
Fonts: (with Herb Lubalin), WTC Carnase Text, WTC Favrille, WTC Goudy, WTC Our Bodoni (with Massimo Vignelli), 223 Caslon, LSC Book, WTC Our Futura, WTC 145; with R. Bonder: , Gorilla, Grizzly, Grouch, , Machine, , Milano Roman, Tom’s Roman, .
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
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