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May 8, 1998

Type Designer Matthew Carter to Lecture on May 19

Master type designer Matthew Carter will present a talk, "Why a Serif? From Classical to Unreadable," at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. The program is co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). For ticket information, call the AIGA hot line at (202) 347-3881, or visit the AIGA Washington Web site.

For more than 40 years, Matthew Carter has put his unique stamp on the art of type design. Trained in the traditional typefoundry crafts, he has created award-winning type in everything from metal and film to the latest digital computer systems. Recognized often throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Carter 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, the AIGA Medal, and the Type Directors Club Medal.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books and reading and to encourage the study of books and print culture. For information about the center's program, visit its site on the World Wide Web at:

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PR 98-075
ISSN 0731-3527

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