1963–68: studies at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design. 1968–75: works in London as a graphic designer. 1983: co-founder of Quay & Gray Lettering (with Paul Gray). 1987: launches David Quay Design in London. Clients include Monotype, H. Berthold AG and the International Typeface Corporation (ITC). 1988: founds Letter Exchange, an organization for aspects of typography and type. The c. 100 members include type designers, stone cutters, typographers and calligraphers who contribute to a program of monthly lectures. 1990: co-founder of The Foundry with Freda Sack and Mike Daines, a company which designs, manufacturers and markets PostScript fonts. From 1992 onwards: co-organizer of the Society of Typographic Designers (STD) prize and from 1994 onwards of the STD’s lecture series. 1995: Quay is made vice-chairman of the STD. Quay has taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung. Offenbach (1990), at Bournemouth College of Art (1994), at the London College of Printing (1995) and at Cumbria College of Art & Design (1996).
Fonts: Titus™ (1984), Vegas™ (1984), Quay (1985), Milano™ (1985), Bronx™ (1986), Bordeaux™ (1988), Latino™ Elongated (1988), Mekanik™ (1988), Aquinas™ (1989), Helicon® BQ (1989), Robotik™ (1989), Digitek™ (1990), ITC Quay Sans™ (1990), Teknik™ (1990), Letraset Arta™ (1991), Coptek™ (1992), La Bamba™ (1992), Lambada™ (1992), PL Latin™, Scriptek™ (1992), Marguerita™ (1993).
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.