Walter Tracy – born 14. 2. 1914 in England, died 1995 – type designer.
1930–35: trains and works as a typesetter. 1935–38: typographer for Barnard Press. 1938–46: works for Notley Advertising. 1947: freelance designer. Works for Art Technics publishing house which issues “Alphabet and Image” magazine, among others. 1948–78: works for Linotype England as head of the department for type development. 1973: made a Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts. Since 1978: has designed several Arabic alphabets (get more information about Arabic typefaces in the Linotype Library).
Fonts: Jubilee (1954), Adsans (1959), (1967), Telegraph Modern (1969 for “The Daily Telegraph” newspaper), (1972), (1973), Telegraph Newface Bold (with Shelley Winter, 1979), (1979), Kufics (1980), Oasis (1985), Sharif (1989), Malik (1988), Medina (1989).
Publications: “Letters of Credit, a View of Type Design”, London 1986; “The Typographic Scene”, London 1988.
* 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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