Walter Tracy

Walter Tracy – born 14. 2. 1914 in England, died 1995 – type designer.

1930–35: trains and works as a typesetter. 1935–38: typographer for Barnard Press. 1938–46: works for Notley Advertising. 1947: freelance designer. Works for Art & Technics publishing house which issues "Alphabet and Image" magazine, among others. 1948–78: works for Linotype England as head of the department for type development. 1973: made a Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts. Since 1978: has designed several Arabic alphabets (get more information about Arabic typefaces in the Linotype Library).

Fonts: Jubilee (1954), Adsans (1959), Maximus® (1967), Telegraph Modern (1969 for "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper), Times Europa® (1972), Doric™ (1973), Telegraph Newface Bold (with Shelley Winter, 1979), Qadi® (1979), Kufics (1980), Oasis (1985), Sharif (1989), Malik (1988), Medina (1989).

Publications: "Letters of Credit, a View of Type Design", London 1986; "The Typographic Scene", London 1988.

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