A Very Brief Introduction
Matthew Carter (1937—)
If you’ve used a computer, then you’ve almost certainly used Matthew Carter’s fonts. He is the designer of, among others, Verdana (1996), Georgia (1996) and Tahoma (1999).
While still a teenager he studied punch cutting in Holland under P.H. Raedisch, Kan van Krimpen’s assistant. In 1981 he co-founded the independent digital type foundry Bitstream Inc., along with Mike Parker.
Some of Matthew Carter’s Typefaces:
Alisal | Auriol | Bell Centennial | Cascade Script | Big Caslon | New Century Schoolbook | Charter BT | Cochin | ITC Galliard | Gando | Georgia | Helvetica | Mantinia | Miller | Monticello | Nina | Olympian | Shelley Script | Skia | Snell Roundhand Script | Sophia | Tahoma | Verdana
Further reading: AIGA: Matthew Carter.