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”

Maricor and Maricar (19??)

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Maricor and Maricar are twin sisters. While they have an extensive body of work online, it was difficult to find a lot of personal information about them. I’m unsure when they were born, but what I do know is that they were born in the Philippines and moved to in Sydney Australia at the age of two. This is where they work today.

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Erik Spiekermann (1947)

Erik Spiekermann, born in 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is information architect, type designer (FF Meta, FF MetaSerif, ITC Officina, FF Govan, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography.

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He was the founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. Projects included corporate design programmes for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing and way-finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others. In 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts. Erik is board member of ATypI and the German Design Council and Past President of the ISTD, International Society of Typographic Designers, as well as the iiid. In 2001 he left MetaDesign and now runs SpiekermannPartners with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco.

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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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Vaughan Oliver (1957)

Designer and Music Lover

Vaughan Oliver, born September 12, 1957 in Sedgefield, England, created a name for himself designing album art. (A very comprehensive collection of his works located here.) He lives south of London, starting work at 23 Envelope in the early 80’s and later v23, both of which are graphic design studios with close ties to the 4AD record label.

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Vaughan Oliver is inspired by working with music that can change his mind and changes his mood, the creativity of collaborators, keeping an open mind and stepping out of his comfort zone. His goal is for sound and vision to work with music and design in a way that is stronger than its individual parts. (Source: youtube) Continue reading