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Born: United Kingdom, 1937.
Son of Harry Carter, Royal Designer for Industry, contemporary British type designer and ultimate craftsman, trained as a punchcutter at Enschedé by Paul Rädisch, responsible for Crosfield’s typographic program in the early 1960s, Mergenthaler Linotype’s house designer 1965–1981.
Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry, a member of AGI, chairman of the type designers' committee of ATypI, and a Senior Critic on Yale's Graphic Design faculty. He has received the Frederic W. Goudy Award for outstanding contribution to the printing industry, the Middleton Award from the American Center for Design, a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and medals from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. He holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.
British Council Design Museum: Matthew Carter