matthew carter

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Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces (video)

p.s. have nice Easter break everyone.

P22 type foundry and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum are pleased to present their latest collaborative digital font release via Hamilton Wood Type Foundry (HWT): HWT Van Lanen, by renown type designer Matthew Carter.

Matthew Carter has had a long career as an innovative type designer. He received the 2010 MacAurthur Fellowship award, and in 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian National Design Awards. Carter was trained as one of the last type designers to cut punches for metal type production. He has designed type for most technologies with the exception of wood type until 2009 when he was commissioned to create a new original type design by the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.


The Type Directors Club has just posted the first announcement of its annual type design competition, TDC² 2012. The jury, chaired by Maxim Zhukov, includes Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw, and Erik Spiekermann. The deadline for submission is Friday, 16 December 2011.

Applications are now being accepted for Type@Cooper Condensed. This program is an integrated intensive 5 week program with Sumner Stone, Sara Soskolne and Andy Clymer. The program runs from June 20 thru July 21 and is held at Cooper Union's campus in the East Village, Manhattan. The program will include lettering, typeface design, font production. Very special guests will come to teach workshops, lecture, and give critique including Ken Barber of House Industries. Application deadline for summer 2011 is February 28th. No more than 15 students will be chosen to attend. More information about the Condensed Program at http://coopertype.org/condensed/

Applications are now being accepted for Type@Cooper Condensed. This program is an integrated intensive 5 week program with Sumner Stone, Sara Soskolne and Andy Clymer. The program runs from June 20 thru July 21 and is held at Cooper Union's campus in the East Village, Manhattan. The program will include lettering, typeface design, font production. Very special guests will come to teach workshops, lecture, and give critique including Ken Barber of House Industries. Application deadline for summer 2011 is February 28th. No more than 15 students will be chosen to attend. More information about the Condensed Program at http://coopertype.org/condensed/

Carter Sans is Monotype Imaging’s Latest Addition to the ITC Collection by one of the World’s Premier Designers

WOBURN, Mass.--Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced into its ITC® collection the latest typeface by the master typeface designer, Matthew Carter. The eight-font Carter Sans™ family can be licensed and downloaded from Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com and Linotype.com stores. Carter Sans is also available for website design from Fonts.com Web Fonts.

Is there a sans serif typeface that is similar to Mantinia?

I'm looking for a sans serif typeface with distinctive ligatures, raised small capitals, and tall capitals; but NOT like Mason Sans (by Emigre) which is too medieval.

Although Sevigne by Reserves has lots of ligatures and it doesn't contain raised small capitals and it's too thin.

Does anyone know?

Links:
Mantinia: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Mantinia
Mason: http://www.emigre.com/fontpage.php?PMasSaR.html
Sevigne: http://www.reservesca.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=87

Nice (albeit brief) article on Carter here:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2010/09/18/typeface_designer_ma...

He gets the cover pic on the "G" section, which also notes that he designed the big "G" they use for a logo (I'm guessing this means it comes from one of his faces rather than being a separate job).

This is a subject I've been fascinated with since my freshman year of design school, after writing a paper about Matthew Carter and his work like Bell Centennial for phone books, Verdana for the screen, and Olympian for newspapers. I'd love to learn more about typefaces like this that have been designed to perform in really specific settings. Anyone know of any examples?

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