Surely you have set your eyes on his work many times, although you have never heard of him. The Londoner Matthew Carter (1937) is responsible for more than thirty typographical sources , but reached the Olympus of his profession with the Georgia and Verdana families.
Designed by order of Microsoft, Carter thought specifically to be readable on the screen of a computer.
Before, you worked with typefaces from the printed field or they were rudimentary characters used in the computer interfaces. In the mid-90s they became part of the Explorer browser, and with it, in the homes of millions of people.
Carter also designed fonts on demand for major magazines and newspapers of United States : The New York Times, Wired, Time, Boston Globe, The Washington Post …