Font bureau profile for matthew carter font bureau is a founding member of type network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and useowned and operated by type designers, type network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from font bureau and other member foundries. Matthew carter designed bell centennial in 1978 specifically for at&t corporation (the name honors their 100th anniversary) to use in telephone books carter developed it to have high legibility at small sizes, and for composition on high-speed, cathode-ray-tube composing machines. Bell centennial is a family of four weights, designed by matthew carter at mergenthaler, to take advantage of the then-newer composing and printing technologies, while still compensating for the limitations that did exist.
Last fall the john d and catherine t macarthur foundation named matthew carter a foundation fellowthe so-called genius grant simply confirmed what those of us in the small design world already knew. Macarthur fellow matthew carter started his career as a punchcutter, a print artisan who physically carves each letter into metal he had already designed several legendary typefaces (in 1975, he created bell centennial for use in phone books) when he stepped into the digital design ring.
Designed by world renowned type designer matthew carter, and hand-hinted by leading hinting expert, agfa monotypes tom rickner, these sans serif fonts are unique examples of type design for the computer screen. Matthew carter bell centennial 1976-1978 not on view matthew carter's career coincided with dramatic technological developments in typeface design brought about by the spread of computers as universal design and production tools. Bell centennial was designed by matthew carter to replace bell gothic as the typeface used by at&t in its telephone directories bell gothic had been designed by chauncey h griffith for use on the mergenthaler linotype composing machine. Carter's type designs include itc galliard, snell roundhand and shelley scripts, helvetica compressed, olympian (for newspaper text), bell centennial (for the us telephone directories), itc charter, and faces for greek, hebrew, cyrillic and devanagari.
Bell centennial was accidentally ecological before its time carter, in a long association with the linotype companies, designed itc galliard, helvetica compressed, shelley script, olympian (for newspaper text), and faces for greek, hebrew and devanagari. This is from the mid-'70s early trials of bell centennial typeface i designed for the us phone books, and it was my first experience of digital type, and quite a baptism designed for the phone books, as i said, to be printed at tiny size on newsprint on very high-speed rotary presses with ink that was kerosene and lampblack. Bell centennial, an elegant, space-saving font designed for use in american telephone directories big caslon, designed at carter & cone type by matthew carter mantinia, designed at carter & cone type by matthew carter. Bell centennial font 1978 bell centennial is a sans-serif typeface designed by matthew carter in the period 1975-78 in 1976, at&t commissioned the design of a new typeface whose sole purpose would be for use in their telephone directories.
In a career that has spanned more than forty years, matthew carter has designed many of the typefaces that we see every day in and on publications, books, signs, and screens. Bell centennial is a typeface designed by matthew carter, and is available for desktop try, buy and download these fonts now. Bell centennial was designed by matthew carter for use in phone books to help counter the effect of small type filling in when printed on the poor paper stock, carter cut out the interior corners of some letters.
Bell centennial font was created by matthew carter in 1976 for the american telephone company bell its bold, clear characters make it an extremely legible and distinctive font. The typeface bell centennial was designed by matthew carter in 1976 by the commission of the telephone company, at&t the main objective of replacing their original typeface, bell gothic, was so that their telephone directories could be more legible, and fit more words per line to save paper. A sans serif typeface with 4 styles, available from adobe typekit for sync and web use typekit is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are. Carter's most used fonts are the classic web fonts verdana and georgia and the windows interface font tahoma, as well as other designs including bell centennial, miller and galliard he is the son of the english historian of printing harry carter (1901-1982) and cofounded bitstream, one of the first major retailers of digital fonts.
Bell centennial 9 likes bell centennial is a sans-serif typeface designed by matthew carter in the period 1975-78 the typeface was commissioned by. Under linotype, carter created well-known typefaces including the 100-year replacement typeface for bell telephone company, bell centennial an early example of his work is the logo he designed for the fortnightly british satirical magazine private eye in may 1962, still used today.
Matthew carter son of harry carter , royal designer for industry, contemporary british type designer and ultimate craftsman, trained as a punchcutter at enschedé by paul rädisch , responsible for crosfield's typographic program in the early 1960s, mergenthaler linotype 's house designer 1965-1981. Bell centennial is a sans-serif typeface designed by matthew carter in the period 1975-78 the typeface was commissioned by at&t as a proprietary type to replace their then current directory typeface bell gothic on the occasion of at&t's one hundredth anniversary. Famous fonts designed: georgia, verdana, tahoma, bell centennial designed for: time, washington post, the new york times, boston globe, wired, and newsweek find out more: matthew carter ted talk: my life in typefaces.