Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MacArthur "genius award" for a master type designer

Matthew Carter, designer of over 60 font families including nearly ALL of my system fonts (Helvetica, Georgia, Snell Roundhand, Big Caslon, etc), has been awarded a MacArthur fellowship. Over the next 5 years the MacArthur fellows will receive a stipend of $500,000. I'd say that's a well deserved prize for all that this letter crafter has done for our letterforms!

Read more at the NPR.org blog.

A little background about The MacArthur Foundation:
MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.

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