Roundhand BT font family


Designed by Matthew Carter
Charles Snell

Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter – born 1. 10. 1937 in London, England – type designer.

1956: trains as a punch cutter in the Netherlands. 1963–65: typography consultant for Crossfield Electronics. 1965: moves to the USA and works for Mergenthaler-Linotype in New York. 1971: moves back to England where he continues to work for Linotype. 1980–84: typography consultant to Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. 1981: the Royal Society of Arts make him a Royal Designer for Industry. 1981: he and Mike Parker set up Bitstream Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first independent American company to manufacture digital type. 1992: founds Carter & Cone Type Inc. with Cherie Cone, where the alphabets Mantinia, Elephant, Sophia and a new version of Galliard® are produced. 1995: corporate identity for the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, where serifs can be added to or removed from the base type using a computer program.


* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

Roundhand BT

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Roundhand BT

1 Value Pack



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Std / OT TTF

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21 languages.

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