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Matthew Carter named as a 2010 MacArthur Fellow !

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Matthew Carter, the designer of Georgia, Verdana, Nina and many other typefaces for print and the screen, was announced today as one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. There is a very nice article on the MacArthur website including a video interview.

Matthew is the second type designer to be named a MacArthur Fellow. The first was Chuck Bigelow, co-designer of the Lucida family of fonts, in August 1982.

MacArthur Fellows demonstrate exceptional creativity and promise, and it is quite an honor to be recognized by the Foundation. Congratulations Matthew!