Matthew Carter (1937)

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  • His father, Harry Carter, is a well-known and respected type designer as well.
  • At age twenty he did an internship at the famous Enschede printing house in Harlem, Netherlands.
  • He left studying English at Oxford to pursue his passion for printing.
  • Spent six years freelancing in London doing some self training in London.
  • In 1965 he moved to New york to take a position at Mergenthaler Linotype.
  • Designed multiple type styles such as Shell Round hand, Helvetica compressed. Along with types of Greek and Korean faces.

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Rudy Vanderlans (1955 – )

Rudy Vanderlans was born in the Netherlands in 1955. He attended The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague where he would study Graphic Design. Upon graduating in 1979 he would go on to practice Graphic Design as an apprentice and junior designer with such companies as Vorm Vijf, Tel Design, and Total Design. However in 1981 he headed west to pursue his Masters in Photography at the University of California, Berkeley, where he would ultimately meet someone who would change his life forever…


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Kyle Cooper (1962)

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  • Kyle Cooper got his BFA from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his MFA in graphic design from Yale School of Art.
  • He known for his designs of motion picture title sequences
  • He co-founded creative agency Imaginary Forces but moved on in 2003 to found Prologue Films.
  • “He uses jagged typefaces, lightning-quick editing and bizarre imagery to turn boring credits into trippy short films.”
  • Cooper, 35, describes his work as a warning to unsuspecting viewers: “You thought you came to see Brad Pitt from ‘Legends of the Fail’ and Morgan Freemam from ‘Driving Miss Daisy’-wrong”

Herb Lubalin (1918-1981)

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Herb Lubalin was a well-known American graphic designer. He grew up and lived in New York City. He attended the Cooper Union, which was a privately funded college that was located in Manhattan, New York City. Lubalins place of education says much about him seeing as it was also one of the most selective schools in the United States, accepting only about 10% of its applicants.

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Hoefler & Frere-Jones (1970 – )

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Hoefler & Frere-Jones, or H&FJ, is a type foundry based in New York, NY. The collaborative effort of Jonathan Heofler and Tobias Frere-Jones, the existing foundry was born out of the Hoefler Type Foundry in 2004.

Both founders were born in New York in August 1970. In the earlier stages of life they both found type engaging. Hoefler drew a comparison between his affinity for codes, ciphers, and visual systems with typography in his adolescense. Primarily self-taught, he founded the Hoefler Type Foundry in 1989 and designed typefaces such as Hoefler Text, which is featured in Apple operating systems.

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Naomie Ross (19??)

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Naomie Ross is a contemporary graphic designer that earned her degree from the School of Visual Arts. She was born and raised in New York City and is still working there to this day and she has been working as a freelancer since 2011.

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Dana Tanamachi (19??)

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Life and Education
Dana Tanamachi was born and raised in Texas, though she currently resides in Brooklyn. After receiving her Communication Design degree from the University of North Texas, Tanamachi’s career started with designing Broadway posters for SpotCo. She then went on to work under renown designer Louise Fili. After working for Fili, she opened Tanamachi Studio.

Known For
Tanamachi is know for her hand lettered chalk typography. Her design work is primarily featured on large-scale installations, book and magazine covers, and packaging. Her process of creating her chalk art installations is also thoroughly documented in time-lapse videos.

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