Matthew Carter was born on October 1, 1937 in London, United Kingdom. At the of 20, Carter went to Netherlands to study punch cutting under P.H. Raedisch, Jan Van Krimpen assistant, at Enschedé printing house in Haarlem. His father is an English typographer, Harry Carter, helped him to get his aim to be be a type designer. At the age of 24 with his skill he created his own version of the semi-bold typeface Dante. After his studying in Netherlands, he returned to London to became a freelance type and lettering designer. In 1965, he moved to United States to take position at Mergenthaler Linotype in New York. In 1971, he returned to London and designed Bailliard, bell Centennial, Devanagari fonts and Shelley Cript.
In 1981, he created Bistream Inch, a digital type foundry based in Cambridege, along side with there other co-founders. A decade later, he form the Carter & Cone type foundry with Cherie Cone. He designed Georgia and Verdana to maximize viewing on computer monitors. He also designed type for a well known publications such as Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Wired, and Newsweek.
Carter contributions to the type world is immense and has won numerous awards including an honoris causa Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Art Institute of Boston, an AIGA medal in 1995, the TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club in 1997, and the 2005 SOTA Typography Award. Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter was published in 2003 which I scanned the images from.