Matthew Carter : The Type Desk

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To Helvetica and Back — 77 Years →

Alternatives to Helvetica have always been around, in fact even before Helvetica was around.

The most-read man in the world—Matthew Carter →

“Matthew Carter, a type designer and the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, was recently approached in the street near his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A woman greeted him by name. “Have we met?” Mr Carter asked. No, she said, her daughter had pointed him out when they were driving down the street a few days before. “Is your daughter a graphic designer?” he inquired. “She’s in sixth grade,” came the reply.”

Matthew Carter on winning the 2010 MacArthur Genius Grant

Matthew Carter on winning the 2010 MacArthur Genius Grant →

Matthew Carter and Nicholas Benson receive the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius Awards”