Renowned type designer to present workshop at Syracuse University
Renowned type designer to present workshop at Syracuse UniversitySeptember 17, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Nationally renowned type designer Matthew Carter will present his work during a special workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 in Syracuse University’s Shaffer Art Building Shemin Auditorium. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Visual Communication in SU’s School of Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts; the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIG), and Potlatch.
Reservations for the workshop must be made by Sept. 28. Tickets are $5 for AIG student members, $10 for students who are not AIG members, $20 for AIG members and $50 for non-AIG members. For reservation and ticket information, call 716-383-1640.
Carter is a type designer with more than 40 years of experience in typographic technologies ranging from hand-cut punches to computer fonts. He designed the typefaces ITC Galliard, Snell, Roundhand, Shelley Script, Bell Centennial (for the U.S. telephone directories), Mantinia, Sophia, Big Caslon, Miller, and types commissioned by Apple, Microsoft (the screen fonts Verdana and Georgia), Time, Newsweek, Wired, U.S. News & World Reports, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and the Walker Art Center. He is a principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc., in Cambridge, Mass.