Black and White and Read All Over

Who is the most-read person in the world? It’s not Dan Brown nor J.K. Rowling (or God): it’s likely Matthew Carter, the designer of the Georgia and Verdana typefaces, Bell Centennial used in phone books, and a host of others. I interviewed the 73-year-old type maven about his recent MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award, unusual at his age, and his continuing passion at the Economist.