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Type designer Matthew Carter receives MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship

Type designer Matthew Carter has been named a MacArthur fellow for 2010. The $500,000 no-strings-attached grant, often referred to as the “genius award,” is given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

This article as it originally appeared in the APME newsletter in 1981.

Predicting e-readers in 1981: A look back at the future

Newspapers in the Year 2000: “Videotex services will become mature businesses…” (This report written was originally published by APME in 1981. Republished here with permission.) Related: Matt Mansfield interviews Roger Fidler 15 years after his original vision for a newspaper tablet device. The appearance of newspapers at the beginning of the next century may be [...]