First Look: An Update Of Verdana And Georgia For The iPad Age An exclusive interview with the legendary Matthew Carter, the man who designed two of the … 2013 Copyright by Alex L. All Rights Reserved. Designed by world renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-hinted by leading hinting expert, Agfa Monotype's Tom Rickner, these sans serif fonts are unique examples of type design for the computer screen. The Verdana typeface family consists of four TrueType fonts created specifically to address the challenges of on-screen display. Verdana is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft Corporation, with hand-hinting done by Thomas Rickner, then at Monotype.Demand for such a typeface was recognized by Virginia Howlett of Microsoft's typography group and commissioned by Steve Ballmer. This is an After Effects project that I did in my 2nd year of degree, "Matthew Carter - Verdana". Matthew Carter Verdana 1996 Not on view Unlike most of the typefaces used on screens, which were designed for print and intended to be read on paper, Verdana was designed for use on the computer screen, created from the beginning to be easily readable at small sizes, with simple curves and large, open letterforms. The name "Verdana" is based on verdant (something green), and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter).