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Tobias Frere-Jones, Type designer

Mr. Frere-Jones received his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. In 2000 he began work with Jonathan Hoefler in New York. He has designed more than 500 typefaces for retail publication, custom clients, and experimental purposes. His clients include Martha Stewart Living, GQ, Wired, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. Census Bureau, Tibor Kalman, and Neville Brody. He has lectured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been featured in How, I.D., Page, Print, Communication Arts, Metropolis, Esquire, and Time. In 2006 he became the first American to receive the Gerrit Noordzij Award, presented by the Royal Academy of The Hague in honor of his special contributions to typography. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 1996.

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