Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter's latest font, Carter Sans, has just been released by Linotype. However a quick look at the vast range of fonts he's created in his 55-year career - Miller, Verdana, ITC Galliard, Caslon and more - will leave many designers asking, 'Where would we be sans Carter?' Earlier this year he was honoured with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship - one of the greatest prizes that can be bestowed on a creative person. We caught up with the observant and intelligent designer to find out how he sees the current state of type design.

Computer Arts: You've been designing type for over 50 years - what is it that inspires you about this field?

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