It has been a while since I wrote a new Typeface Tuesday, what with holidays, new clients, and other interesting graphic design distractions. However I stumbled across this TED talk from a fascinating font designer and believe it’s a great addition to my Typeface Tuesdays.
Matthew Carter has had a long and distinguished career in typeface design, working in old hand crafted metal type before the arrival of phototype, digital type and, lately webfonts. He is also interesting because he designed one of my early Typeface Tuesdays, Verdana.
He covers his career, his design and development of fonts, and how technology has changed his outlook and practices in a full 16 minutes which is well worth a look. Click here to watch Matthew’s full TED talk, hope you get as much from it as I did.