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Matthew Carter:
My life in typefaces

TED2014 · 16:01 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces
16:01 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 18 languages

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books — remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

Type designer
Even if you don’t recognize his name, chances are you’ve seen Matthew Carter’s work — his type designs include some of the world’s most familiar digital typefaces. Full bio
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