School of art

School Notes: School of Art
September/October 2010

Marta Kuzma | http://art.yale.edu

Faculty inducted into design Hall of Fame

Two senior critics at the School of Art, along with a senior faculty fellow from the School of Management, are among the 2010 inductees into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. Typographer Matthew Carter joins Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel, partners in the design studio Winterhouse, on the list of ADC Hall of Fame laureates.

Matthew Carter has been a type designer for some 50 years, and has been involved in the design of numerous well-known typefaces, including Snell Roundhand, ITC Galliard, Helvetica Compressed, and Shelley Script. He is a principal of Carter & Cone Type, Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the company that produced the typeface Yale, which was designed for use in the university’s print and web publications. He has been a senior critic at Yale since 1976.

Jessica Helfand ’82, ’89MFA, was appointed to the School of Art faculty in 1994 and is currently senior critic in graphic design; she also teaches a freshman art seminar in Yale College. She was a 2010 recipient of the Henry Wolf Residency in graphic design at the American Academy in Rome. Helfand is a partner with William Drenttel in Winterhouse; together they are founding editors of Design Observer, the largest online forum for design criticism and commentary. Drenttel, editorial director of Design Observerand director of the Winterhouse Institute, is a senior fellow at the School of Management.

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