Ron Carpenter (designer)

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Ron Carpenter (born 1950, Dorking) is an English typographer. He was trained as a cartographer and later became a typeface designer. He currently works for independent font foundry, Dalton Maag.

In 1986 Carpenter designed and developed his best known font, Calisto MT an old style serif for Monotype. The Calisto face is intended to function as both a text and display face.[1][2][3][4]

Carpenter has designed the following type fonts: Cantoria (1986), Calisto, Amasis (1992), Dante (1993).[2][3][4][5] He has also designed Aktiv Grotesk, Co, Kings Caslon, Lexia, Plume, Stroudley and Viato as part of his design work for Dalton Maag.[6]


  1. ^ Macmillan, Neil. An A–Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press: 2006. ISBN 0-300-11151-7.
  2. ^ a b "Adobe Type Collections". Monotype Imaging. International Typeface Corporation. 2001–2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "The Source of the Originals". Monotype Imaging. Linotype GmbH., U.K. 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Adobe system, Inc. (2007). Adobe Type Library Reference Book (3rd Edition). Adobe Press. p. 100. ISBN 0-321-54472-2. 
  5. ^ Fiedl, Frederich, Nicholas Ott and Bernard Stein. Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Through History. Black Dog & Leventhal: 1998. ISBN 1-57912-023-7.
  6. ^ Ron Carpenter at Dalton Maag

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