Famous fonts designed: georgia, verdana, tahoma, bell centennial designed for: time, washington post, the new york times, boston globe, wired, and newsweek find out more: matthew carter ted talk: my life in typefaces. Matthew carter (born 1 october 1937) is a british type designer a 2005 new yorker profile described him as 'the most widely read man in the world' by considering the amount of text set in his commonly used fonts. Designed by matthew carter in 1978 bell centennial font was created by matthew carter in 1976 for the american telephone company bell its bold, clear characters make it an extremely legible and distinctive font. Carter & cone type inc produces and markets the designs of matthew carter we license his typefaces to end users, and we do custom work for corporations, newspapers, magazines, and university presses all over the world.
Matthew carter is a type designer with more than forty years' experience of typographic technologies ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts after a long association with the linotype companies he was a co-founder in 1981 of bitstream inc, the digital typefoundry, where he worked for ten years. Carter & cone publishes the designs of matthew carter, including bell centennial, big caslon, miller, and roster, and custom type for clients like the museum of modern art, the new york times, sports illustrated, and yale university. Bell centennial is a sans-serif typeface designed by matthew carter in the period 1975–78 the typeface was commissioned by at&t as a proprietary type to replace their then current directory typeface bell gothic on the occasion of at&t’s one hundredth anniversary.
Designed specifically for at&t by matthew carter at mergenthaler to replace bell gothic with a typeface that made effective use of digital typesetting technology, bell centennial has a font design that gets several more lines per page than bell gothic, reduces calls to information because of its significantly higher legibility under adverse. Type designer and macarthur fellow matthew carter is principal of carter & cone type inc he is also a royal designer for industry, and a senior critic on yale’s graphic design faculty his type designs include itc galliard, snell roundhand and shelley scripts, helvetica compressed, olympian (for newspaper text), bell centennial (for the us telephone directories), itc charter, and faces for. About the foundry carter & cone publishes the designs of matthew carter, including bell centennial, big caslon, miller, and roster, and custom type for clients like the museum of modern art, the new york times, sports illustrated, and yale university. Macarthur fellow matthew carter started his career as a punchcutter, a print artisan who physically carves each letter into metal he had already designed several legendary typefaces (in 1975, he created bell centennial for use in phone books) when he stepped into the digital design ring.
Created by matthew carter and scott-martin kosofsky after guillaume le bé (i), 1559–1560 courtesy of scott-martin kosofsky, the philidor company le bé hebrew text set 20/235 pt, with extended letters for justification. Bell centennial was designed by matthew carter to replace bell gothic as the typeface used by at&t in its telephone directories bell gothic had been designed by chauncey h griffith for use on the mergenthaler linotype composing machine. In 1971 mr carter returned to london to work in continued association with the linotype companies on faces for hebrew and devanagari, and on itc galliard, a series of classical romans and italics in four weights released in 1982 he designed bell centennial, the typeface currently used for telephone directories. A sans serif typeface with 4 styles, available from adobe typekit for sync and web use typekit is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are bell centennial std designed by matthew carter from adobe originals introducing typekit marketplace.
Matthew carter is a type designer and the son of the english typographer harry carter he lives in cambridge, massachusetts, united states he designed the early 10 web fonts verdana and georgia in 2010, he was named a macarthur fellow. Matthew carter son of harry carter, royal designer for industry 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 bell centennial by bitstream. Bell centennial was designed by matthew carter for use in phone books to help counter the effect of small type filling in when printed on the poor paper stock, carter cut out the interior corners of some letters. Bell centennial font was created by matthew carter in 1976 for the american telephone company bell its bold, clear characters make it an extremely legible and bell centennial address - fontscom.
Matthew carter designed bell centennial in 1978 specifically for at&t corporation (the name honors their 100th anniversary) to use in telephone books carter developed it to have high legibility at small sizes, and for composition on high-speed, cathode-ray-tube composing machines (bell gothic, the. The verdana family started in early summer '94 as a two-font typeface (tahoma), designed by matthew carter and hinted by tom rickner, to be used as a system font for windows95 to make the fonts work in extended text settings it was necessary to open up the counters more, widen the advance widths, and loosen the spacing. Matthew carter (born 1 october 1937) is a british type designer carter designed many typefaces for mergenthaler linotype as well under linotype, the seven typefaces are bell centennial, big caslon, itc galliard, mantinia, miller, verdana and walker see also.
Matthew carter's bell centennial we chose some of these typefaces because they are sublimely elegant responses to the issues of specific media for example, typefaces like bell centennial, mercury, miller, and retina were all designed to be printed on newsprint, with cheap ink and in small sizes. Matthew carter is a type designer with 50 years' experience in typographic technologies, ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts after a long association with the linotype companies he co-founded bitstream inc in 1981, a digital type foundry where he worked for the next ten years. Bell centennial font was created by matthew carter in 1976 for the american telephone company bell its bold, clear characters make it an extremely legible and bell centennial address - fontscom matthew carter designed bell centennial in 1978 specifically for at&t corporation (the name honors their 100th anniversary) to use in.