He’s a type A (and B, C, D, E ... ) personality

Typeface designer Matthew Carter has left his mark on everything from Microsoft to magazines to even, yes, this very section you are reading

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By Liza Weisstuch
Globe Correspondent / September 18, 2010

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Matthew Carter, celebrated typeface designer, does not regard himself an artist. Fonts are his business — the way a letter curves or doesn’t, the heaviness of the lines, the way the descender on a letter “g,’’ for example, fits beneath the rest of a word. Pick up a magazine and chances are you’ll read his work. He’s designed fonts for ... (Full article: 1112 words)

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