McDonald honoured for font designs

Typeface designer Rod McDonald has received the first Design Fellow distinction from font and imaging experts Monotype Imaging, as part of its new Design Fellowship programme.

The programme has been launched to pair freelance typeface designers with Monotype Imaging staff to create new fonts.

McDonald has 50 fonts to his credit, including the Laurentian typeface. His work has been used by companies such as General Motors.

As Monotype Imaging’s first Design Fellow, McDonald will collaborate with design staff to create typefaces, including revivals first released as metal type in the early part of the 20th century. He will also mentor designers who are in the earlier stages of their careers.

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