The Center Street Studio has published a print portfolio by the type designer Matthew Carter. The portfolio contains the 26 letters of the alphabet, all lower case, etched in to copper plates with aquatint, printed by master printer James Stroud.
The 26 letters are Carter’s own favourites from typefaces designed by him in a wide variety of styles, both historically-derived and contemporary. Some are from existing types faces, some are from type design still in work.
A 2005 New Yorker profile described Carter as ‘the most widely read man in the world’ by considering the amount of text set in his commonly used fonts. Carter’s most used fonts are the classic web fonts Verdana and Georgia and the Windows interface font Tahoma, as well as other designs including Bell Centennial, Miller and Galliard.