The 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Matthew Carter.

Over the last fifty years, Matthew has designed some of the most recognizable typefaces used today, including Bell Centennial, which reduced paper use in telephone books, and the screen fonts Verdana, Tahoma, and Georgia, designed for Microsoft. As a Principal of Carter & Cone Type, he now focuses on developing highly legible fonts for small screen devices—essential in our world today.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a distinguished individual who has made lasting contributions to design practice.