Matthew Carter Walker 1995

  • Not on view

Commissioned for exclusive use by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Walker is versatile enough to be used by the museum's in-house graphic designers for all of the institution's diverse programming needs and yet is instantly and reliably recognizable as part of an image and brand. Walker is a sans-serif typeface with optional serifs for certain letters, special ligatures, joining strokes, and a flexible underlining system. By incorporating all these options, Carter created one of the very first interactive and mutable typefaces, a groundbreaking achievement not only in typography but also in branding and image design.

Gallery label from Standard Deviations, 2011.
Medium
Digital typeface
Dimensions
Variable
Credit
Gift of Carter & Cone Type, Inc.
Object number
1069.2010
Copyright
© 2019 Carter & Cone Type, Inc.
Department
Architecture and Design

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