I'm surprised no one has mentioned Matthew Carter as a designer still
living (wasn't he recognized as a ``living treasure'' by the Japanese
cultural ministry a while back?).
Although not a designer, Dr. Donald Ervin Knuth, creator of TeX,
METAFONT and digitizer of Computer Modern also did much to make digital
typography as we now know it possible (and his book of that title is
(who has a reward check for DT from DEK ;)
William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.