Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Type is my life: Fonts legend Mike Parker dies

Mike Parker, the man who gave the world Helvetica, died on Sunday. He was 84. He was also responsible for around 1,000 other fonts. He also featured in the movie Helvetica which, if you haven't seen it already, is a must-watch. Parker's amazing typographical journey started with the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1959 and ended with the Font Bureau. There are many tributes to him around this week including this one on Time's website and this fascinating interview, which opens with 'My name is Mike Parker and type is my life'. Please watch it. 

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