Jonathan Hoefler is a typeface designer and an armchair type historian who specializes in the design of original typefaces. Named one of the forty most influential designers in America by [[ID|I.D. Magazine]], Hoefler's publishing work includes award-winning original typeface designs for [[Rolling Stone]], Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Esquire; his institutional clients range from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the rock band They Might Be Giants. Perhaps his best known work is the [[Hoefler Text]] family of typefaces, designed for [[Apple Computer]] and now appearing everywhere as part of the Macintosh operating system. Hoefler's work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in the permanent collection of the [[Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum]] (Smithsonian Institution) in New York. In 2002, The Association Typographique Internationale ([[ATypI]]) presented Hoefler with its most prestigious award, the [[Prix Charles Peignot]] for oustanding contributions to type design.
Hoefler is the founder of [[Hoefler & Frere-Jones]], the type foundry he runs with designer [[Tobias Frere-Jones]]. The designer of more than five hundred typefaces, Hoefler's published work includes Hoefler Text and Hoefler Titling, Knockout, Mercury, Requiem, and The Proteus Project.