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  • Conrad Harpending Pavellas (1913 - 2000)
    Private Grammar Schools Attended: Mis Nyes School, Mill Valley; Cora Williams School, Berkeley; Montezuma School for Boys, Los Gatos. Mill Valley Record (Newspaper) October 14, 1922, Page 1 "Mill...
  • Colin Campbell Townsend (1910 - 1983)
    Dad loved the game of baseball and was a very good Fastpitch player back in the '30's and early '40's. Over the years, dad and I, or dad and Ed, and sometimes the three of us enjoyed watching Red Wing ...
  • Singer Pál (1882 - 1957)
  • Milton Wolfe Freeman (1918 - 1983)
  • Avram Nachumow (deceased)

A type designer, also called a typographer, is a person who designs typefaces.

Listed below are some famous type designers who have been important in the art, craft and utility of the printed word.

  • Johan Gutenberg
  • Herman Zapf (1918-2015). His typefaces include Palatino and Optima.
  • Heinrich Jost (1889-1948) Director of Bauer Type Foundry
  • Claude Garamond (ca. 1505-1561)
  • Paul Renner (1927-) His typefaces include Futura.
  • Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) His typefaces include Bodoni
  • Adrian Frutiger (1928-2015)
  • Max Miedinger (1910-1980). His typefaces include Helvetica.
  • John Baskerville (1706-1775) His typefaces include Baskerville.
  • Matthew Carter (1937-) His typefaces include Verdana, Tahoma and Georgia
  • William Caslon (1692/93-1766) His typefaces include Caslon.
  • Eric Gill (1882-1940) His typefaces include Gill Sans, and Perpetua.
  • Ed Benguit (1927-). He designed over 600 typefaces including Bookman, and ITC Benguiat
  • Morris Fuller Benton (1872-1948)
  • Vincinte Connaire (1960-) Typefaces include Comic Sans, Trebuchet MS, Webdings, Marlett, Microsoft.
  • Oswald Bruce Cooper (1879-1940) His typefaces include Cooper Black
  • Frederic Goudy (1864-1947). Tpefaces include Copperplate Gothic, Kennerly, and Goudy Old Style.
  • R. Hunter Middleton
  • Herbert Bayer

Finding Aid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_type_designers